A&N Luxe Label | Why We Choose Made-To-Order
WHAT IS MADE-TO-ORDER?
Made-to-order is a production approach where items are not manufactured until a confirmed order is received. We get so many questions on why we make gowns to order instead of having all our gowns in stock & ready to ship. As fashion, trends & online shopping have progressed & changed over the recent years, so have customers and their needs & wants.
Made-to-order allows us to be more resourceful, fashion forward & environmentally friendly as a business whilst simultaneously giving our customers EXACTLY what they want.
For example, when a customer orders a dress they can add/remove any details they want and make their dress perfect! We then proceed to give the design to our dressmaker and they then produce the dress from scratch.
Whether you order custom or standard made-to-order item, our gowns are all made from scratch, unless they specifically state "in stock" in the product title or description.
WHY DID WE CHOOSE TO BE A MADE-TO-ORDER LABEL?
This process eliminates waste all together. It means that no material has been wasted on mass-producing gowns in standard sizing, which will sit in storage and possibly not sell.
It also means we can be more innovative, spending our money on bringing more on-trend and new exciting styles to you! It also means we can afford to pay our dressmakers & factory workers well, which is really important to us.
While oil still remains the most polluting industry in the world, the fashion industry comes in at a close second. We believe strongly that made-to-order is the future of fashion, as it eliminates unnecessary waste and pollution.
WHAT IF I NEED MY GOWN ASAP?
We understand that sometimes events come up at the last minute, making made-to-order a little inconvenient for some. Rarely, though, we may already have what you are looking for in stock, in the form of a customer return. Feel free to have a look at our new IN STOCK COLLECTION.
We hope you now understand our reasoning behind this fashion-forward & environmentally friendly choice. We also offer a ready to wear collection by our sister label Alamour The Label, for your last minute needs.