Leather Types, Pricing & Buying Tips, HEMMENS Consulting

Hi Everyone!

I get asked a lot about leather types, prices and what to watch out for when buying. This is a quick video that reviews some of the basic leather types, what each type is used for and the their price points. This information is based off the local Los Angeles market. If this was helpful, please like the video, share it and let me know if you have any questions!


Natalie Hemmens


What is a technical package?

When working with clients who are new to the fashion industry, I get asked: What is a technical package? In my opinion, a technical package is one of the most important tools you could have when developing your collection. It is the blue print, the instructions to your product. Below is more detailed information on technical packages, why they are necessary and how to get yours started!

A technical package is a professional illustration with detailed measurements and construction details of your product. It is used by the manufacture as a guide to complete your pattern, sample and production with minimal errors.

Our technical packages contain:

  1. Construction Details
  2. Illustrative views from all angles (Top, bottom, side, inside, back & front)
  3. Measurements
  4. Materials list, including hardware & trims
  5. Material Placement
  6. Digital file so you can share your design easily via e-mail

Technical packages break through language barriers by providing visual communication of your products. In turn, it minimizes errors during the sampling process and allows our team to work faster and more accurately.

To get a quote for your technical package, please send over your designers sketch, pictures of similar prototypes or contact HEMMENS for more information.

Custom technical packages are priced on the complexity of the design and how long it will take to complete. Prices range from $250-$1,000+.

Private Label: We have a database of new innovative designs based on popular trends. Our designers create technical packages for them and we keep them on hand until the design is sold. The private label packages are ready to customize with your company name and logo.



Tassel Necklace Workshop!

When: August 8th, 2015. 10:30am- 12:30pm

Where: The REEF, 1933 South Broadway, 11th Floor Atelier, Los Angeles CA 90007

To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-create-a-leather-tassel-necklace-tickets-17628538433


In this workshop, you will cut your own fringe, insert it into a tassel cap and choose your necklace type to create a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry! No machines needed!


•10:30-11:00:  Demonstration

•11:00-12:00:  Tassel Pattern Making and Leather Cutting

•12:00- 12:15:  Break Time!

•12:15-12:30:   Necklace Creation & Picture Time!

Materials will be provided and are included in your workshop cost. You are free to bring your own tools, however we will have ones for the group to use.

Tool List

1. Scissors

2. Contact Cement

3. 2 Pairs of Pliers

For more information about HEMMENS visit: http://www.nataliehemmens.com and by watching this video!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

If you are below the age of 18, you must be accompanied by an adult. Please no children under the age of 13.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is street parking available, or in the surrounding lots.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please see above for tools list (optional). Bring a snack!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Natalie with any questions at info@nataliehemmens.com or call (310) 424-0636

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are non-refundable. Please contact Natalie if you would like someone to come in your place.