Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

DAS is a dedicated team of BC Fashion Apparel Professionals.DAS June 2019 Home Page Snip DAS provides a full range of In-House Apparel Manufacturing, Pattern and Production Services.

Learn more about this 20-year established Cut and Sew garment shop for innovation and design line support specializing in swimwear and eco-friendly fashion knit styles.




How getting back to basics built a manufacturing business. Digital pattern making services became a key player in the late 1990s as visible in the gallery line list collection snip of DCMFG-Inc. / TDR Creative Sizzle Brand Apparel.

The welcome product design service sales work of the Sizzle contemporary ladieswear line began in around 1998 a full 24 months prior incorporation of the maker Direct Current Manufacturing Inc.   The company established in 1999 was simply responding to a wide open niche that was most notably and successfully exploited by the ever popular American Apparel Brand that emerged into the trade at just about the same time.

DCMFG-Inc. / TDR Creative Sizzle Brand Apparel.

It all started with a little sketch, or client driven new product request… Every “body” has a story. 

And here we are some 20 years later. American Apparel has peaked and is now gone. Lululemon carries on strong and other Brands that were once viewed as solid (Esprit, Benetton, Mexx) if not somewhat invincible have themselves become quite extinct.

Here we have seen major and minor players drift off, a new string of designers and marketing apparel business developers continually emerge with all the same vigour and ambition that we have witnessed for decades to result in various degree of acceptable ROI.

What the team at DCMfg-Inc. set out to do it has done and will continue to do for many years to come. Operating as one part Incubator, one part general apparel contractor and one part fashion design house, Direct Current has remained somewhat consistent and true to form.  There are no massive profits to report or glossy annual reports. The business has clients and hosts the “ethical” cut and sew of independent designers who by certain exhibit publish such works.

The common denominator is this, a willingness and profound focus to the task at hand. DCMfg-Inc. was always about what made the other party look good. And hundreds upon hundreds of styles and designs have been created.

In 1999 we needed to have a few things made. The Sizzle line was made up of about six, better fitting than what the other guys where doing garments. The styles were extraordinary for the day. Modern (new) cotton/ spandex knits sometimes made with lycra(TM) by trade. Followed by the eco-friendly introduction of Hemp and Bamboo… Digital pattern management made quick response and small batch domestic manufacturing flow functional.

None of this is important to tomorrows bright star. What the Apparel Trade in Canada needs now more than ever are skilled hands. Crafty people who are willing to sew.

Get Industrial Sewing Training – BC Alliance for Manufacturing

A free career training course which includes Workplace Communication, Industrial Sewing techniques and Job Readiness. The course is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as an Industrial Sewer in BC’s rapidly growing apparel and soft accessories industry.

We all have a message to share. And no doubt that Word-of-Mouth is a powerful method of advertising. What’s cool about the printed T is the endorsement that we can broadcast to whisper loudly on the wearers back. Like this example prepared for Farafena who is a distributor of an African Ancient Grain. Farafena tells a good story that is thought to provoke awareness and hope for others in need.

The products they import are sold at local grocery stores in Western Canada and we are extremely proud to have the opportunity to wrangle a solution to getting their message out into the marketplace so that health-conscious consumers can be better informed about the availability of products like the drought-resistant Fonio Grain indigenous to Africa.  Look for Farafena packaged dry goods and try them in your home cooking.
farafena home page.PNGThe benefits better explained by visiting Farafena.com for more information.

For quick response to your embroidery and print logo, custom clothing requests contact Burke Tanner in Vancouver via email DirectCurrentSales@gmail.com or call 604.442.3714

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Have questions about graphic design on clothing? Let us know. Funny how that T-shirt has remained in style for as many decades as it has.

Any brand can benefit to add a logo to a T-shirt or other garment design as part of your comprehensive marketing strategy…

Get Comfort with Purpose and Spread the Word.
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Energy efficient is fashionable.
The good news is that 77% of Canadians think Electric Vehicles are practical good sense. Deloitte estimates that the market will reach a tipping point in 2022 when the cost of ownership for an electric car (buying, fuelling, and maintaining) will be on par with a gasoline counterpart. Don’t take our word for it read the whole article visit CleanEnergyCanada.orgClean Energy Canada.PNG

DC Mfg Cutting KnifeAs you plan a start-up or expand an existing line you may be interested in outsourcing the fabric cutting as a part process to increase yield and enhance productivity.

Bulk cutting is a great “next step” way to grow your business.

Our experience in the trade is a valuable resource to #YVR Fashion apparel brands where the careful handling of the fabric and a steady hand is applied to moving the business of apparel making forward. So important this aspect to garment making we have added a second shift.

To grow your business schedule a “second shift” fabric cutting order (yes, we can come to you) to arrange Pick-up or delivery of textile/ cut goods, call or text Direct Current Sales – Vancouver 604.442.3714

Send an email to Direct Current Manufacturing Inc.