I have assumed my first "softgood" design project and I say "softgoods" as the products fall into this product category but as they will be made of rigid carbon fiber and other composite materials mainly they are not that soft in the end..
However, the equipment needed for these products, and I mean the hardware (locks, buckles, hinges, rings etc) are a new world to me and i was pretty disappointed from what i saw the client send me as samples so i need to look for my own.
I did find an interesting company called Fidlock ( http://www.fidlock.com/en/fasteners.html ) but i want to find more suppliers of this type/quality.
Fully custom solutions due to time (mainly limitations) is not an option.
I remember also a very nice system for the shoulder strap attachment that Mnadarina Duck is/was using :
do you know is this was a custom solution (i guess) or you know the supplier ?
Thanks for your time and your resources.