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Meet The Cut Collective Hawaii

The stylish trio that’s moving local fashion forward.


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How it Works

The skinny on how The Cut Collective takes local designers from start to finish.

Start: Small Local Designer
Some may be launching a line from scratch while others just need help fine-tuning an existing line.

Step 1: Initial Meeting 
The Cut Collective team meets with designer to explain the process and nail down the scope of the project. Once determined, a project proposal is drafted, laying out all steps and costs. 

Step 2: Proposal
Once the proposal is approved, Izu Song works with client to finalize their designs, drafting and producing patterns based on their sketches. The manufactuer will use these to produce their line. 

Step 3: Concept & Design
Once the patterns are approved, Izu Song sources fabric and oversees the making of samples (fully sewn prototypes). The samples may go through several rounds of tweaking.

Step 4: Samples
Upon sample approval, Izu Song orders all of the necessary fabrics, trims and labels.

Step 5: Cutting
Shiigi bundles and delivers the cuttings to the factory.

Step 6: Local Manufacturer
Shiigi handles all project management, making sure that the factory is on track and hitting all deadlines.

Step 7: Quality Control
The factory turns out the line and The Cut Collective transports it to its studio, where each piece is inspected and any production errors are corrected. Finally, if needed, the line is packaged (tagged, bagged and boxed) to go out.

Finish! Designers pick up their finished lines.

Montemayor also handles PR and marketing for The Cut Collective, which includes everything from developing brand strategies and whipping up press releases to managing media relations and The Cut Collective website.


For more info, visit thecutcollectivehi.com. Shop The Cut Collective’s showroom by appointment, hello@cutcollectivehi.com, 2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 192. For individual designers’ stockists, visit allisonizu.com, tentomorrow.com and shop.collinsand8th.com.


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