Raise the Bar helps garment manufacturers, entrepreneurs and retailers realize and optimize for operational efficiencies during the “go to market” experience. By streamlining the process and supply, our garments are in the stores faster, with fewer headaches and more profits.
We like to say that Raise the Bar has no competition. Why?
Because we act as a “secret weapon” for retailers and potential retailers to cut costs, wow their customers and grow their following.
We reinvigorate brands from the inside out by assessing, strengthening and tightening your operations. We all know the better-cheaper-faster apparel model, but it’s time to smarten it up.
From concept to store, RTB’s clients have tightened their processes. Want to beat your competitors to market while assuring a seamless fit? We’ve done this for national clients in nearly every sector of the apparel market.Speed to Market
What can make or break an apparel brand in ten seconds? Fit. Fit is the dealmaker, or dealbreaker. In the end, it’s the differentiator.Fit Room
"Raise the Bar is the missing link in the supply chain. Our productivity has improved tenfold because of RTB’s impeccable communication and collaboration with us. She speaks the techy language of our designer clients, the graders, patternmakers and factory floor managers and that saves us a lot of time and expense-savings we often can share with our clients."
- R. K. NJ Factory Owner
Raise The Bar has you covered from concept to in her closet.
Raise the Bar was not only able to translate my vision into perfectly-fitting garments, but also implemented grading rules and block patterns which has resulted in a more cohesive fit across the collection, hence improving add-on sales and reducing returns—all beneficial to the company and our vendors.
- Joelle C. Klein, Design Director at Roberta Freymann.
Raise the Bar brings 40+ years of fashion and fit expertise to its clients, which range from household names in the corporate sector, to independent designers, to start-ups. No matter how big or small, we bring a global understanding to each client’s very specific brand vision.
(Local & The Americas/Nearshoring)
Paterson, NJ, historically known as “Silk City, USA.” Western North Carolina. Newark, NJ. These centers of manufacturing tradition have been gaining steam again in the new century, gaining national, socially conscious, cottage fashion brands, and even Chinese clients.
Some of the most recent success stories in the apparel market came from one bold move: bringing some or all production back to growing U.S. manufacturing suppliers. Citing advantages in oversight, control, quality, economic empowerment, and “heritage-minded” consumers, these centers are poised for new partnerships, and Raise the Bar has a proud tradition of playing matchmaker. Whether you want to source in the Americas or off-shore, RTB helps you determine the most cost-effective route to market leadership.
Made in the USA
Raise the Bar solves the complex challenges of finances, fit and quality for apparel industry leaders. We consult to companies specializing in ladies, men’s, maternity, children’s and special size products.
We drive corporate organizational discovery, assessment, testing and implementation of PDM, PLM, CAD, change management, best processes and all tools that best serve the client. We help new designers develop their products from concept to fit approval and production readiness. RTB helps designers meet their vision by researching and developing raw materials while maintaining standards for quality and financial targets. We train designers and off-shore factories on all new processes and software application, including vendors in Asia, Europe, Central and South American, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and “re-shored” American factories.
Our proven process and metrics ensures quality
remains true for your team and your customers.
New York City and Beyond
We pride ourselves in our personal approach to understanding both your business needs and production challenges. Our solutions ensure that the go to market experience is as seamless as can be.