What is SMS Sample?

In garment sampling, the SMS sample stands for Salesman Sample.

The design of the SMS sample is mostly the same as the final production garments. Salesman samples are made with actual fabric and trims and accessories.

We have earlier discussed various samples made by garment factories. SMS sample in one of them.
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SMS samples are ordered after fit sample approval. And normally prior to size set sample development. SMS sample requirement ordered by buyers and buyer pays to the supplier for SMS samples.

A number of SMS sample requirement is higher than the other sample need. The reason these samples are put on display in the showrooms. Buyer send SMS samples to the retails shops and based the design retailers placed an order on that particular order. Buyer later forecasts order quantity on that particular design based on the customer feedback and order placed by their retailers.

Also See: What is a counter sample?