craig alexander design consultancies

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who we are and what we do

Established in 1999, CADC is one of the UK's leading knitwear and fabric design and sourcing consultancies 

industrial knowledge and experience

in depth technical knowledge​

improved design efficiencies

Craig Alexander has over 30 years experience in high end knitwear design and manufacturing both in Europe and the Far East. This input is very expensive to retain 'in house' for most companies and so CADC is able to offer this depth of knowledge to small to medium sized businesses at a fraction of the cost.  
CADC is a technical consultancy that understands product is everything. We offer the skills and knowledge  that allows our clients achieve their creative goal  
CADC input into a design and development process can reduce the development time and sampling cost by 50% and achieve final product that is much closer to initial design concept and crucially developed with appropriate bulk suppliers
  1. Margaret Howell Ltd
    Margaret Howell Ltd
    CADC has been retained as knitwear design consultant to Margaret Howell since 1999. Here, we are responsible for all technical aspects of the development and sourcing of Margaret Howell knitwear for UK and Japan markets.
  2. Cocoon Trading
    Cocoon Trading
    CADC has been connnected with Cocoon Trading since 2001 and has helped grow the contrcat business for this company by developing product for customers such as Paul Smith, Mathew Williamson, Clements Ribiero and many more.
  3. John Smedley
    John Smedley
    As head of design, Craig Alexander was instrumental in the relaunch and success of John Smedley in the early 90's. CADC has also more recently been employed as consultant design.
  4. CASH CA
    CADC, and in particular Craig Alexander, has been the design driving force behind CASH CA since its launch in 1999.
from our clients
  1. I have worked with Craig now for nearly 30 years. He has a very strong understanding of my concept and requirements. The input and help his company gives us is crucial to achieving the high standard of quality and design we require. His technical knowledge is second to none and his experience and understanding of the knitwear industry has made him an integral part of our team.
    Margaret Howell
  2. CADC, and in particular Craig Alexander, has been the design force behind CASH-CA since its inception. In only five years CASH-CA has grown from small beginnings to the strongly established knitwear brand it now is. This is due in no small part to their professional input. The commerciality of their design work, deep technical knowledge and practical approach to designing within the multitude of technical and manufacturing restrictions is quite unique.
    Peter Swithenbank MD Cocoon Trading
  3. The real benefit of working with CADC is that they add greatly from a point of view of design and commerciality and understand fully how a factory needs to work. They do not work in a 'pure design bubble' - they realise the products they develop for us need to be viable in terms of how they are made not just how they will sell. This should be obvious but is often not considered by other design consultancies.
    Drew Walker MD John Smedley Ltd (2000-2008)
  4. CADC is an integral partner in the development of our contract business. Their technical expertise and design input adds greatly to the quality of presentation we make to clients. In turn this allows development for each customer to be very focused, enabling our customers to get the product they envisage, much more efficiently. From our point of view as a manufacturer this minimises wasted development and sampling time but more importantly helps create a great working relationship with our customers.
    Peter Swithenbank
contact us
If you would like to know more about what CADC can offer your company or wish to discuss a specific project please make contact as follows and we will come back to you as soon as possible.  
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where we are

CADC is based in the heart of England in Rutland with quick transport links from London and easy access to manufacturing bases in the midlands and Scotland 

Please use the contact form above or contact us direct. 
The Old School
LE15 7LP

tel - 01572 722170 / 07980750342