Production Methods


Stock – Generally immediate availability

Stock products are made to Bolder specs and kept in stock for as long as fabric lasts and popularity prevails. Only slight alterations can be made to stock items such as installed drawstrings, music holes, BibBuddies, NipTuck alterations, leg extensions and embellishments.


Made-to-Order – Can take up to two weeks for completion

  1. When Bolder stock products are considered “open” (fabric is continually available and style is still requested) but a size is sold out, a “refill” can be made of that size at the stock price. Once a style has been discontinued, stock refills cannot be made. If fabric still remains, Individual Custom items can be ordered.
  2. Special Limited Edition Made-to-Order products are offered based on fabric availability in our warehouse. Bolder chooses the coordinating solid colors for undershorts and capri/leggings bodies based on fabric availability, compatibility with prints and the general “use” of the garments. The styles are limited, based on how the finished garments will look and how the fabric is laid out for cutting. (Any time the same styles and sizes can be laid out and cut together, production time is saved, which allows us to make the products at stock prices). Sometimes, we won’t offer certain styles out of specific fabrics because they may not be compatible; either color-wise, fit-wise or because of the density of the fabric(s).


Prepaid Pre-Order Program – Can take up to six weeks

A Pre-Order is offered when Bolder designs a new print. Usually, the “Pre-Order Window” stays open for two weeks but sometimes we will create a coinciding short window if a deadline needs to be met. Bolder chooses the styles that can be made under the stock price and offers either one or two coordinating solid colors. 

Some Pre-Order projects are ONLY by Pre-Order and will not be available later, while some   Pre-Order projects may have limited fabric leftover for future orders.

Once the orders are compiled, the fabric is purchased, delivered and production begins.  Styles or custom details outside of the offered styles most go through Individual Customs.


Teams – Production time varies

Teams are simply a group of people who want garments made out of the same fabric. Fabrics are usually provided by an outside source. The team is managed by a Team Leader and the Team determines which versions/styles should be produced. Styles outside the Team’s choices must move on to Individual Customs. Production times vary based on fabric delivery, completion of Team requirements and position in the queue for production.


Individual Customs – Up to six weeks for completion

When garments require specific details, Individual Customs allows the most choices. Fabric can be sent to us or a Bolder fabric can be used. Variants can be specified such as body and undershorts colors, versions (1.0 or 2.1), changes to styles, such as adding hem length, print or solid leg pockets, hybrid sizing, etc. Garments are cut one-at-a-time, which allows for matching plaids at seams, centering images when possible and other details.