We are involved in manufacturing, quality control and transportation. Our product range include western wear blouses,tops, dresses, gowns, skirts; shirts, t-shirts, pants, jackets to traditional wear. We also specialize in economic development and sustainable agribusiness of which textiles such as silks and cottons are a part. Where do I want to produce my garments?
When you are just starting, your minimums are low, nobody knows who you are and your budget is limited. I cannot stress enough the importance of finding great manufacturing partners. Make sure you establish a professional but friendly relationship. You want to have a long-term relationship with them. So how do you find them? First, ask yourself these questions: Where do I want to produce my garments? CMT or fully factored?
You do need to visit them before you start production to see how the factory looks like and how organised they are. If you live in Europe, everywhere is close enough for you to hop on a plane and visit a factory, if you live in California or New York, LA and NY garment districts are great options to get you started.
Europe has a ton of great apparel manufacturing countries as Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. Spain has some good manufacturers too, the city of Ubrique is popular for having great leather ateliers. France is not the powerhouse it used to be, I did speak to one swimwear manufacturer from Marseille once, they seemed good but they were strictly CMT more of this later and even though I have sourced the fabrics and trimmings for my brand myself I prefer to work with a fully factored company.
What are you making? For instance, The region or Le Marche in Italy is extremely strong in shoe manufacturing. Carpi area in Emilia-Romagna is excellent for knits. In Italy, these areas where you find a high concentration of factories are called Distretti industriali, or industrial districts, knowing the Italian industrial districts is useful when you are looking for producers.
You can learn more here. For shoes the cities of Felgueiras for men or S. Joao da Madeira for woman have a lot of great shoe ateliers.
Bulgaria is good for swimwear. Colombia for underwear and loungewear. Ubrique in Spain for leather accessories. However, I still think that is much easier to find a great manufacturer that will pay more attention to detail in Italy than in Asia, that said, is up to you, the designer or production manager to make sure you explain exactly what you want and I literally mean you have to explain every goddamm thing from top-stitching or what type of seam you want for your pieces.
Otherwise you will have make a lot of costly and timely iterations to your garments and you will end up by being dissatisfied, I am personally making my swimwear shorts in Italy and I have to tell you that I was extremely dissatisfied with the first sample.
CMT or Fully factored There are basically two types of apparel manufacturers, fully factored or vertical manufacturers and cut make and trim CMT manufacturers. CMT factories as the name indicates will make the garment for you providing you have supplied them with the fabrics, trims and pattern, some CMT factories might help with you the pattern and fitting too. You can check my article about how to find fabrics and trimmings. If you are for instance creating a simple t-shirt, you are going to be fine with CMT because the only thing you need to supply is fabric and labels.
Hello all, I am in the process of starting my own clothing line and I am working on the business plan right now. Currently I am stuck on the process of finding a manufacturer to make my clothing. I have no idea where to start looking for one. Any help would be so great. This content has been marked as final. Do you know anyone else in the clothing industry that you could ask?
If not, it would make sense to try to meet some people because they may be able to pass down all sorts of useful information that you may not even be aware that you need. If you don't know how to meet anyone, try just going to a place nearby that you think gets manufacturing done and ask them where from and if they know any good resources.
They'll likely have a lot more information for you than the majority of the people on this site. I just put the phrase 'clothing manufacturers usa' into the http: Thanks DomainDiva that helped out a lot. Try this web site http: Make sure shipping from the manufacturar does not add up too much in your cost.
You have not mention wha type of clothing line you want to do kids, Adults, handicap, Sports , which ever you are planning to do there are number of association for all these specific lines to help you. I am looking to making a clothing line for the mixed martial arts industry. I hope to include mens, womens, and kids clothing. We are a clothing manufacturer in the Philippines that has great credentials. We have recently opened our US office in Las Vegas, and you can check our parent website at http: We can make your designed T-shirts and Sweatshirts focusing on quality, service and price.
You can reach us at imadginemail yahoo. We hope to hear from you. Hi My wife has been in the industry for manufacturers of clothing for people like Nike, Wilson, Reebok, Walmart, Dillards etc. Maybe if you can be a bit more specific about the line and what kind it is and a lot more details, I can get her to respond to your request. I want to sell screen printed shirts and sweatshirts for the mixed martial arts community.
For example I want to sell clothing that is similar to Tapout. Also I am looking for a company that is willing to do some testing to make shorts to fight in. I want to sell mens womens and childrens clothing. The designs would be my own, Im just looking for someone to print them and manufacture them. I want to start out with basics t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Any help would be great. We have industry that can make your clothings. Pls provide me details, such as how many pcs etc. Not my field, but there are numerous outsoucing firms that find offshore companies who will manufacture industrial products to spec they take our engineering drawings and specifications, locate a factory that can make it, then bring us back finished samples and a production plan cost, schedule, etc.
I have to think that something like that exists in the clothing industry, although it may conflict with your personal values to have your apparel sewn in China or someplace -- but that's your call. The key words to search with are probably something like "outsource" and "apparel" or "clothing" or "sportswear" or whatever.
I know that's not a lot of help, but maybe it will lead you to something that is. If your designs are fairly simple - Tshirts, sweats, etc. Silkscreening and embroidery work is inexpensive compared to the US, and shipping efficient due to the volume of products moving between Asia and the US. I have done business with several textile companies in Thailand that do very good wook in this area. My company is Asia Growth Resources. The company is run from Thailand and the US NC and we do consulting for businesses wanting to source, manufacture, market, or invest in Asia.
We also specialize in economic development and sustainable agribusiness of which textiles such as silks and cottons are a part. The company website is http: You can contact me directly through the website. Many US and European companies have been cheated by agents and middlemen in Asia - my focus is to ensure this does not happen, and to provide hands Asia-based assistance. Best of Luck, Mike C. This site can also help you in geting information about agents or those who do jobwork I am a startup and the quantities will be small 20 to 30 units per shirt type.
I expect to have at least 10 different shirt types with at least 3 to 4 color variations within each type. Can anyone suggest a source? I am sure that my initial quantities will not be large enough to look at an overseas supplier. Were you able to find a munufacturer for small quantities? I'm in the same business and researching some textiles in Nicaragua. There have been at least a couple of threads posted by clothing manufacturers in the past -- if you haven't already tried it, you might type "clothing manufacturer" or "garment manufacturer" in the Search this site box on the upper right of the page and see what comes up.
Go to a trade show.
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