Home sewing business
Would you like to make and sell the handbags that you make up from our patterns?
Then please read on to find out more about the Ready to Make Couture ‘Makers Partnership Programme’. A home sewing business where we can both realise our potential!
We get asked a lot by our customers if they could sell the handbags that they make up from our patterns. We are a small company and it is really pleasing that our customers enjoy making our bags! Thank you!
Our patterns are copyrighted material and therefore protected and as such can only be made up and used for personal use and not for commercial gain under any circumstances.
However, we are pleased to offer our makers the opportunity to join our Ready to Make Couture ‘Makers Partnership Programme’.
If you are a maker who would like to use our patterns to start a small home sewing business, perhaps by using our patterns to make bags and sell them at craft fairs, exhibitions, on-line or perhaps you have a small shop etc. then it is important that both the ‘Maker’ and Ready to Make Couture agree to certain terms and conditions (that way we can both grow our businesses!).
Still interested? …then please read on (terms and conditions apply):
Ready to Make Couture ‘Makers’ Partnership Programme starter pack
We ask for a small set up and administration fee of £75.00 and a commission of 12.5% for each handbag that you sell from one of our patterns.
Apologies if this seems a bit of an investment…but we hope that the programme costs can be absorbed in your ‘mark up’ and that you will achieve a higher price due to the fashion led nature of the pattern designs.
For example; if you would normally sell a handbag for £50.00 then an additional mark up of 12.5% would be a retail price of £56.25 to cover the commission due under the RTM Makers Partnership Programme license agreement.
We want our ‘makers’ to position their products at the right market level, which means stronger margins can be achieved and the license fee covered. You will also have priority access to any new patterns as they are launched.
For the £75.00 you will receive a starter pack and the terms and conditions set out below provide a license agreement that you agree to when purchasing the starter pack and join the programme. Your agreement is implicit if you choose to purchase the starter pack.
Your starter pack will include:
1. 3 free patterns of your choice.
To help get you going ! (please note, any patterns, digital or hard copy supplied or purchased from Ready to Make Couture.com are not for resale though!).
2. Ready to Make Couture woven labels.
Ready to make Couture will provide 30 woven labels with the Ready to Make Couture logo on. These are to be sewn into the seam of each bag that you plan to sell. The label must be sewn inside the side seam of the bag and no more than 10cm from the top opening of the bag. As a maker you are also welcome to put your own ‘Hand Made By’ label in the bag (this label must not obscure the Ready to Make Couture label in any way).
3. Sales and promotional material
We ask that you make clear in all sales literature and promotional material in both hard copy and digitally (on-line) that the design and pattern is supplied by Ready to Make Couture.Com and handmade by yourself.
4. The contract.
By purchasing this ‘Starter pack’ you are entering into a contract between the ‘maker’ (you, the person who wishes to make up our patterns into goods that be can sold for commercial gain) and Ready to Make Couture (that’s us, the company who supplies the patterns). This contract is an agreement in principle that sets out the terms with which you (the ‘maker’) can sell goods (handbags) made up from Ready to Make Couture patterns. By purchasing the Ready to Make Couture ‘Makers Partnership Programme’ starter pack, you (the ‘maker’) and Ready to Make Couture are agreeing that any pattern designed and developed by Ready to Make Couture can be made into goods and that you (the ‘maker’) are licensed to sell such goods in a commercial environment. The £75.00 provides the ‘maker’ with a limited license to sell up to and no more than 30 handbags made from the patterns designed and developed by Ready to Make Couture for up to and including a period of 1 (one) year from the date of purchase. On the anniversary of one year from the date of purchase or you have reached the selling limit then a new license (which ever comes sooner) can be discussed.
By purchasing this ‘Starter pack’ you (the ‘maker’) agree to pay a commission of 12.5% of the retail price to Ready to Make Couture for each and every sale made from one of Ready to Make Couture handbag patterns (per item sold). Ready to Make Couture will provide a log sheet for this purpose and this will need to be completed on a monthly basis. Any and all commission due will be payable within 14 days.
6. Selling limits
We are a small company and it takes months to develop one pattern. We are offering you this programme with the opportunity and mutual benefits that a partnership programme might bring to both our businesses. After you have made 30 sales a renewal license will need to be entered into and new terms may need to be put in place.
7. Priority Access
As one of our partners and under the terms of this agreement you will be given priority access to our new patterns as they are launched under this programme.
By purchasing the starter pack you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as outlined in 1 to 6. At checkout, please confirm which three free patterns you would like and we will get your starter pack out to you within 2-3 business working days. Welcome Partner !
Standard terms and conditions outside of the programme apply:
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