Fashion 101: How to Find a Manufacturer

I often get emails from people wishing to start their own companies and asking that I help them find a manufacturer. Believe it or not finding a good manufacturer is probably the second biggest challenge when starting a fashion company, second only to successfully wholesaling your product. I know of many, many production nightmares, and now I am adamant that a good, reliable manufacturer is essential to start a fashion company.

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Denim requires specialist manufacturing and machines.

Basically, you can’t really start selling, or even promoting your company without solid manufacturing, unless you plan on making the production runs yourself. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, the samples you show to buyers must be close to identical to the ones you will be delivering when they place an order. If you are making delicate bias-cut chiffon dresses, you need to make sure that you can find a factory who will be able to make them as nicely as you can make them in your studio. Secondly, you cannot cost a garment without knowing how much it will cost in production. I have tried to do this before (with another company), it was a disaster. You usually can’t guess how much it will cost in production, and you must have accurate production prices to properly calculate your wholesale or retail prices.

So here are the steps I would suggest you go through, if you are looking to start your own fashion company, and need to find production.

1. Figure out what you are making. Different countries make different items. For example, with footwear, the big manufacturing countries would be China, Italy, Spain, or a few places in South America. You won’t get high quality shoes made in Canada, so don’t expect to produce there. Specialist products (lingerie, footwear, high tech clothing) are usually only produced properly in a handful of places. If you are doing something quite basic, like tailoring or jerseys, then there are more options.

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Gucci has a Made in Italy label on all of their bags, although this only means the last few steps are done in Italy. Rumour has it they get the first steps manufactured in China.

2. Determine your product’s price point. If you are going to be making t-shirts and you want them to sell in stores for $30 (which means you have to sell them to stores for $10-$15), then you’ll have to be looking overseas (most likely to Asia) for production. If you want to make $5,000 suits, then you can pretty much go anywhere that knows how to make suits.  But the likelihood is that initially you will struggle to get the price you want, so figure this out and work backwards. Keep in mind that sometimes your margins need to be a bit lower at the beginning because your quantities will be smaller.

3. Think about where you’d like the product made. Chances are, the price will in some way dictate this, but if it is a priority (ex. part of your concept is producing locally), then this could be step 2. For The Sleep Shirt, we wanted the product made in Canada, so I researched factories here, and knew my margins would be low at the beginning, because my quantities are so small. If you are open to options, then research as many as possible. Many people tend to think China=cheap, but with their long lead times and expensive shipping (unless you are doing it by sea) it can sometimes make sense to produce closer to home.

4. Start to research manufacturers. This is tough. So few manufacturers are easy to find online, so few good ones even have proper websites. Here are a few tips:

  • Ask around. If you have contacts in the industry, find out who they use.
  • Speak to your suppliers (if you have any.) You may have already sourced some fabrics, materials, or services, so ask those contacts if they have any recommendations.
  • Online searches. Very difficult, and SO many to sort through, but I’ve found good ones this way.
  • Other industry sources: trade magazines, websites, tradeshows, etc… tend to have information on manufacturing. You need to be a detective here, but sometimes it can be worth it.
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Manufacturing in China or the Far East can be inexpensive, but watch out for high duty and shipping prices.

5. Interview your manufacturer. Once you have a shortlist of potential factories, you need to contact them and find out if they are right for you, and whether they are willing to work for you. Note that you should not approach them with the frame of mind “I am a customer” because manufacturers are difficult to work with and good ones are PRECIOUS. Approach them with the tone of “I am a great company and I would be thrilled if you’d be willing to work with me.” Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Are they taking new customers?
  • What kind of products do they produce?
  • What brands do they work for?
  • Where do they manufacture (some companies may be based one place, but manufacture somewhere else.)
  • What are average prices (ex. since I am making shirts for The Sleep Shirt, just knowing the price of a classic men’s shirt gives me a good indication of what their price points are like.)
  • What services do they provide? Can they do patterns, grading, samples, fabric sourcing, packaging, etc… As a smaller company, it often makes sense to source these things through the manufacturer, as they may have better buying power, and therefore get better prices. (On that note, they will probably add a commission to the materials they source.)
  • What are their minimums? This is the minimum amount of product they will produce for you in one order. Don’t just ask number of pieces, ask about whether this is per shape, colour, and size. For example, a company that has a minimum of 500 pieces per order is not much, however a company that does 500 per piece per colour per size is a whole different story, if you are selling 8 different styles of shoes with 4 colour options and 5 sizes in each one (that’s a minimum order of 80,000 pieces, by the way.)
  • Do they have terms for companies? What are their credit terms? More on this below.
  • Are they scaleable? You may only need 500 pieces at the beginning, but what if you get an order for 10,000? Can this factory fill an order of that size?
  • If you are satisfied with most of the answers to the above questions, it is time to trial the manufacturer.

6. Send them drawings. Now that you think you’ve found someone who might work, send them drawings, technical sheets, fabric swatches, research, whatever, and ask them to look it over and tell you whether they think it is something they can make. Remind them of your quantities. You should also give them a rough price point (if you know what is reasonable) and ask them whether it will be possible for them to work at that price point, and if not, what it would be. They should be able to get back to you about this quite quickly, usually a manufacturer knows straight away whether it will be something they can make or not.

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Broderies Lesage in France is one of the most famous embroidery studios. If you can;t afford them, India is the next best place for extremely high quality embroidery.

7. Check your calendars. If you think this manufacturer will work, then make sure they have the time to help you. Give them a rough estimate of your collection and production schedule. You may not know quantities just yet, but come up with some estimates, and see if they can squeeze you in. You don’t want them to make you a sample collection, only to find out their production is booked solid for four months.

8. Have them make and cost a sample. Once you’ve confirmed the calendar, you can send them a pattern, fabric (unless they are sourcing it), and a sample (if you have one) and they can make you a first prototype. This is a great way for you to check their quality and construction, and this also gives them the opportunity to properly price the item. If there are any changes needed to the sample, get them to produce another one. And make sure your technical sheets are 100% accurate, so there is little room for errors! Mistakes are expensive.

9. Negotiate terms. If the sample is good, and you want to go ahead and work with this factory, you’ll need to negotiate (or at least agree on) prices and terms. Note that you’ll have very little negotiating power at the beginning, which is normal, but make sure that in future you will be able to get the prices and terms you need. At the beginning, if quantities are small, prices are likely to be high, which means margins will be low. But make sure that you get an idea of what prices will be like when orders are bigger. For example, if you want to pay $20 per t-shirt, but they are charging you $30 for an order of 500 pieces, make sure that when you order 2500, or 5000, that the price will be to your liking.

10. Reserve time. If you are satisfied with the agreement and the sample, then reserve time. Make sure they have a rough idea of your quantities and schedule, and that they will have time to produce your collection. Get this in writing!

11. Get your sample collection made. Now you are ready to order your sample collection, which will be the garments you use to show the buyers and eventually, media.

12. Sell your collection. This is the most difficult part of having your own collection! Good luck.

13. Put it into production! Once you have some orders, or if you are selling the product yourself, you are good to go! Place an order, and make sure to regularly follow up with the factory. They often need hand holding, so check in once a week or so, and make sure they are on schedule.

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Finsk get their shoes made in Brasil because they have high quality footwear manufacturing there, and that is the only place the company can source the unique woods they use in their heels.

TIPS:

  • Never quit searching once you’ve found one great manufacturer. You ALWAYS need backups, and who knows, the first one might go bankrupt or things may not work out, so you will need someone else you can depend on.
  • Document all the manufacturers you have contacted, and what the result was. Maybe they make a product that is too cheap for you, but you may want them down the line when you offer a lower-priced option. Or perhaps their minimums are too large, but in theory your quantities will grow and you will always want a manufacturer that can do larger quantities for you.
  • Evaluate them as you go. Do they respond to emails? Answer the phone? Are they quick to get back to you? If I get someone who is impossible to contact or who rarely responds to emails, then I get concerned. It is one thing to deal with this when you are researching manufacturers, a whole other when you just got a huge order from Net A Porter and you are frantically trying to reach your factory to find out if they can make it on time. Reliability is key from a manufacturer, and if they are slow responding or late with their first set of samples, you should be listening to the alarm bells.
  • It is really important that communication with your factory is easy. Do they speak your language? Are the time zones close enough that you can speak to them during their business hours, without having to be up at 4 in the morning? This is when manufacturing close to home can make sense.
  • You can try and get your factory to sign a contract, but note that this is very difficult and complicated. Many won’t, and even if they do, the contract will likely not be worth the paper its printed on. That’s why gut instinct is important in these situations, you want to make sure you trust this person to do the job they say they will. And make sure to keep records of EVERYTHING, so that you can reference it should there be a problem down the line.

Image credits: Broderies LesageGucci bagChina factoryFinsk shoes, and Jeans.

  • jessica

    great blog…. really well done, and totally reflects the reality of the industry. newcomers, you can rely on this info!

  • Jill

    This is an amazing piece of writing, so well-done and thorough. Maybe you should write an e-book on this topic? You clearly have experience and have shared important tips. Excellent post!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.fasanella Kathleen Fasanella

    In my experience, it is relatively easy to find factories if you do it
    like we do. It is difficult, error prone and very expensive if you do it
    any other way. You need a factory? I can get you one in five minutes. I’m a patternmaker. I will not take a customer if I don’t have at least one factory
    lined up for them.

    If you start by looking for a manufacturer, you’ll be wasting a huge amount of time and incur a great deal of frustration. Legally, the person who owns the brand is the manufacturer. Iow, YOU. Factory and manufacturer are not synonyms. This is the first stumbling block.

    A lot of factories these days are aware that newbies use the term “manufacturer” when searching for production sewing. Be very wary of service providers that cater to you by using this term because it can cost you 25% to 75% more. This nuance is even more important domestically. I would not hire a US factory that called themselves a “manufacturer” (I have 30+ years of experience in apparel manufacturing).

    The best way to find a factory is through a pattern maker. Really. Best kept secret. The best factories only do production sewing, they aren’t full service. Traditionally the designer has all the pre-production done (which includes patterns) but not so much these days. Pattern makers are in the best position to know which factories are the best for you and your product type.

    If a pattern maker can’t make a referral, this usually means a few things:

    1. The pattern maker isn’t as experienced as they’ve led you to believe because they don’t have any factories to recommend because they’ve never worked with one more than once or twice. If that.

    2. The pattern maker isn’t any good. The factories they’ve worked with don’t like their patterns.

    3. Pattern makers also won’t make referrals sometimes because the customer is a pain in the butt or hasn’t paid their bills. We need to stay on the good side of our factories. We can’t send them a no or slow pay customer. The factory also sends us customers. We presume the customer is okay because the factory also has to stay on our good side.

    In sum, the best way to get in with a factory is on the recommendation of your pattern maker. In fact, you should ask at the outset, during the interviewing process whether the pattern maker can make a referral when it gets to that stage. Not every pattern maker can do any pattern. It is a red flag if they say they can. Like doctors, we specialize. You wouldn’t see a back surgeon for plastic surgery. If you want women’s suits made, you don’t go to someone who has done mostly children’s knits.

    In my experience, it is relatively easy to find factories if you do it like we do. It is difficult, error prone and very expensive if you do it any other way. You need a factory? I can get you one in five minutes. In fact, I will not take a customer if I don’t have at least one factory for them.

    I don’t recommend you do package sourcing (patterns, fabrics etc) with the factory for many reasons, most of all because your minimums will be so much higher. The second reason is that you’re over a barrel in so many ways. What if you want to change factories? They won’t give you the patterns so you’ll have to start over with somebody else. They also won’t give you sourcing information on the fabrics either so if you’ve taken orders for products based on the samples they made, if you change providers, you will have to start all over with the suppliers of the new factory, new fit of new patterns. It is a lot of hassle and excess costs; there is no way you will meet delivery.

    I would worry less about a factory being able to scale. Most companies won’t want to commit X production to you until the kinks have been worked out of your relationship. If you are a good customer and it is needed, they will refer you to a “competitor” of theirs for larger quantities. We do this ALL. OF. THE. TIME. We need to score points with our “competitors” (we prefer the term “colleague”, there is plenty of work for everyone, contrary to news reports, we are not struggling). We pass them larger orders and they pass us the smaller ones they don’t want to mess with. Since I have the largest site on the web for people starting a clothing line, I get many more requests to have patterns made than I can accept. So, I make referrals to other patternmakers (I don’t charge either party a fee).

    If you do your own sourcing, have GOOD patterns, markers, good communication, and are an educated customer (read a good book!!!!!!) you can get decent pricing on as little as 100 units in the US. For example, a fully lined and faced, fitted sheath dress will cost about $25 per unit with my local guy. That is 100 total spread out over however many sizes and colors. However, if you do package sourcing soup to nuts with a “manufacturer” (a company that targets newbies), your minimums will be closer to 5,000 and it will cost 20% to 60% more.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Some very good points about patterns and manufacturers, if you ask your manufacturer to do a pattern for you, be sure to confirm that you own the patterns and request copies immediately.

    As for using a pattern maker to get a factory, I will agree this is one option, but I have never done this. I have worked with excellent pattern cutters in London and few of them have been able to recommend an excellent factory to do my production. Perhaps this is more common in the US? But certainly not in the UK, and the pattern cutters I know here in Canada haven’t been a wealth of information either.

  • Karen Derbyshire

    Hi, I really like your posts and would really like some advice. I have just created a idea and would like to make some high end 100% chiffon silk scarfs and don’t really know where to begin! I have a limited budget and the designs and would like the quality to be to the Alexander McQueen level. I don’t have a clue on where to begin to find the manufacturers who design and print these designs on the silk or how to source this high quality silk. All I know is that I truly believe that my idea could be the next craze in the accessory world!
    I am just wondering if you can tell me where to begin or know of any trusted manufacturers for this. Ay help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg
  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Here are some tips on finding a manufacturer, and a good manufacturer will also be able to help you source the materials needed to make your product.

    http://searchingforstyle.com/2012/10/fashion-101-how-to-find-a-manufacturer/

  • Chandan

    Hey Karen,
    Hope you are well,

    At the outset I would just like to introduce my self I am Chandan here from India, Kindly note we are manufactures of hi-end scarfs and accessories in India and supply to one of the finest brands and Designers in Europe hence if you have any new developments or inquiry it would be my pleasure to work with you, pls send in your details to Identityfashion@gmail.com,

    I look forward to hear from you soon,

    Regards
    Chandan

  • Abdel Fattah

    Dear,

    We are a manufacture company clothing based in Tunisia. We are searching new customers for our company.

    If you are interested, we can provide you.
    For any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us at our own mail:

    abdou.mjar@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Abdel

  • http://www.siobhanandnuala.com Siobhan and Fionnuala

    Thank you for a great article. I own a small garment manufacturing company and we receive lots and lots of enquires from enthusiastic but unprepared emerging designers. Your article is spot on about being clear on the product you want produced, understanding what the process is for producing the product and communicating clearly with your manufacturer. This really is important. I am an Australian based in Bali, Indonesia and we manufacture high quality garments for clients all over the world, occassionally we have the pleasure of meeting these clients when they come to visit the factory but mostly we communicate through, emails and skype. This communication is so important to make sure we interpret designers sketches correctly and ensure that both our and the clients expectations are met.
    Thank you once again for a great step by step article on finding a manufacturer, as you say it is one of the most important things a fashion designer needs to undertake. If want to know more about us and our production process steps go to http://www.siobhanandnuala.com

  • Foz

    Amazing. I’ve been researching this topic for a few yhears now, and everything on this article is what i was looking for. Thank you for taking the time to post this.

  • Kurt

    HI, can I get your phone number and talk with you about a product I need manufactured. We have a new design in mens underwear and would like to find a good pattern maker or sample maker and also a factory. Thank you, Kurt 315-415-4200

  • Neha

    Hey, i am Neha, from India. I have an idea of designing footwears.. could suggest me some manufacturers, sources for raw materials within India or a near by nation which wouldn’t cost me much and make it easy for me to make a visit frequently..
    Responses directly from manufactures would be welcomed..
    Mail me if any suggestions or incase you would like to contact on the address given below:
    ozalalita56@gmail.com

  • jeff

    I am a jewellery designer would anyone know of a good manufacture in china
    thanks

  • Lady Z

    I am an entrepreneur with a brand that specializes in exclusive night hand made sequined, beaded, laced, embroidered dresses, tops, skirts and shorts. Do you have any specialized factory/manufacturer to recommend for relatively small orders at the beginning? Thanks a lot in advance.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Sorry! I don’t have any recommendations. You’ll need to do some research. Best of luck!

  • http://www.clothingmanufacturingagentbali.com Luh Dewi

    Thanks Alexandra for a very detailed and accurate article. Although I only found it now and it was written back in 2012, much of your points are still very relevant and valid today.

    I run a clothing manufacturing agency in Bali (Indonesia), and our main mission is to affordably and ethically mass manufacture clothes/apparel for designers from everywhere. But as it has already been stated, designers aren’t always fully aware of what is in fact needed to produce clothing en mass.

    Currently, our website receives about 15 inquiries per day. From those, about 45% of the inquiries are from new designers who have never tried to mass produce their designs before. But in our business we’re all about service, so we find we are helping educate as much as guide and work on behalf of all our new designer clients. Just like your article :-)

    If you’re interested to have a look at our clothing manufacturing agency or are visiting Bali to source manufacturers, please visit our website http://www.clothingmanufacturingagentbali.com.

  • Ade Irmasari

    Finding good suppliers and factory i would say like finding good soulmate
    Never been easy but once you found them , you should maintance the good relationships that win win for both sides
    I used to work for Zimmermann and Shakuhachi for china and bali factories as Production coordinator /Manager
    Been dealing with may suppliers and factory from small medium big levels
    the main parts to able to become succesfull brand or label i ll say you need to have the good and reliable manufacturing company

  • tatianna

    HI Ade,
    Would be interested to discuss this with you. Please contact me – tatiannabags@gmail.com
    Thank you

  • Kimi Brown

    Hi Kathleen… Hope u are well. Will you be able to help with pattern makers and manufacturers for a children’s clothing line. If you do know of any kindly email me at Kimberlenebrown@gmail.com… I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Anna Belle

    You should try Sewport.co.uk (www.sewport.co.uk) they do some amazing stuff here in the UK!

  • Marquita Lewis

    I am looking for a maufacturing company. Can you please email me? My email address is marquita@malmquistlaw.com. Thank you!

  • Hina

    I am the one you are looking for.
    Pls send email to hina@sourceeasy.com
    or you can visit our company website

    https://www.sourceeasy.com

  • Kathleen Fasanella

    I had no idea there were so many replies to my comment. I’m not being notified. If anyone is interested in follow up, you can contact me via my website at http://www.Fashion-Incubator.com

    Btw, I recently expanded my factory! All goods are made in Albuquerque New Mexico, USA.

  • Austin Young

    Guys, I can suggest you one company here who is doing great in the area of Private Label Clothing. This company is found very efficient, quick and cost effective for all kinds of ready to wear garment for men’s clothing, women’s clothing and kids clothing.

    The company name is Billoomi Fashion and it is based out of New Delhi, India. In order to know more, please explore: http://www.billoomifashion.com or you can write them – info@billoomifashion.com

    I’m very happy with their services.

  • http://www.billoomifashion.com Billoomi Fashion

    Billoomi Fashion™ is India’s leading private label wholesale clothing manufacturer, exporter and supplier of all kinds of private label garments for men, women & kids. The range of our product line, excellent quality and competitive prices have made us one of the most reliable names among our buyers across the globe.

    Explore: http://www.billoomifashion.com

  • KM Shariar

    Contact information : km_shariar@live.com / km.shahriyar@gmail.com
    phone /viber /watsapp : +8801771249144
    skype: km.shariar
    Factory location Bangladesh

    contact me for further information

  • KM Shariar

    Contact information : km_shariar@live.com / km.shahriyar@gmail.com
    phone /viber /watsapp : +8801771249144
    skype: km.shariar
    Factory location Bangladesh
    Garment manufacturing company
    contact me for further information

  • Alice Abu

    Hello, we are small Chinese clothing manufacturer, about 30 workers, we can accept low quantity order for women’s fashion wear, women/men’s casual wears, and kids wear, we can make out pattern/sample from photo or sketches.

    Pls send me email: alice.abu@gmail.com
    Or Skype: alice.abu

  • Dean Shaw

    Yes totally agree http://www.sewport.co.uk definitely the way to go!

  • adamota

    Great article Alexandra, it’s so hard and yet so important to find a great clothing manufacturer, I’ve been struggling with it myself but I finally made it. I also wrote an article about my view of how to find one I hope you and your readers find it useful
    http://fashionpreneur.co/articles/how-to-find-a-clothing-manufacturer

  • Ph??c Nguy?n

    Kindly contact me via email nguyenphuoc@damviet.net if everyone need a small factory which’s specialize in office dress. I can supply the min quantity to you with 200pcs/month

  • Karim Itani

    what would your advice be then for someone looking to lauch a line from here in canada ? plz email me at karimitani1995@yahoo.com

  • http://thecakepack.com Alex

    Hi! This is awesome! I’ve been looking around for just this answer for so long! Props for posting here – good move on your part. I need a pattern maker as well as a factory. Can i get your contact information please?
    All the best, Alex

  • Parvez

    Hi, my name is Parvez, and I have a factory where we do take order from different clothing company especially for men casual or forms t-shirt and shirt. We have our own showroom in Bangladesh and our factory is also located in Bangladsh.If any company interested to do business with us and want to give us their order. We can do for them. We take order from small to large volume and we follow international rules, regulation and procedure when we manufacture garment.
    We also do pattern/ sample if some one want to do for them. We have 50 factory employees that run through factory everyday.
    Please contact me – parvez_nsw@yahoo.com if you have any question regarding our factory.
    Thank you .

  • Parvez

    Hello, My name is Parvez and I have a factory located in Bangladesh and we do take order from different company. Please contact me if you want to know more from our company.
    Contact:
    parvez_nsw@yahoo.com
    Factory location Bangladesh
    Westeen manufacturing company.

  • nedwed

    Try this company: Your Fashion Maker
    They are located in Sweden and will not really charge more than some of the Turkish manufacturers that I have previously worked with. They also speak english, which is a major plus to me. They specifically mention the following:

    No minimum order requirements
    Helping startups and smaller businesses
    Help with pattern making as well as producing samples and small batches

  • Xiaopeng Wang

    Hi This is Billy from Sunlight export service ltd(HK) located at South of China.We Offering Source service.Feel free to let me know if anything we could do for you.Any questions Please drop to elflockman@hotmail.com

  • ben hampton

    need manufactories that will make footware for me

  • danish

    I have a small factory 50 pcs per day (shirt) production my email id is d_razi@rediffmail.com

  • Ivan Foo

    Hi could you share their contact or website? couldn’t find them online. thanks!

  • NILA

    Hi I am looking for someone to make women’s lingerie. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

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  • sara

    HI my name is sarah im looking for a dress manufacturer mainly specialising in ladies dresses i want someone who i can communicate with properly and explain to them how i would like my designs if there’s anyone please get in touch with me at:
    hfarooq305@gmail.com
    thankyou

  • Meryem

    Hi, we are looking for plus size women factories to make our samples and start a good business relationship. We are a small start-up based in London. Please feel free to contact us: mimi-frd@hotmail.it

  • Sarah Wilson

    Hi Ade,
    I would be very interested in chatting with you further.
    I have my own children’s clothing store in Australia. I wish to now produce my own brand. I would love some advice or recommendations on good manufacturing company’s and or fabric sources.
    Your feedback would be so appreciated.
    sarah
    tinyteds177@gmail.com

  • sam turner

    Hi my name is sam
    Im looking at seting off a clothing line
    i want to start with polo shirts t shirts jumpers scalfs hats but i want thick good quaility material beacuse i will be a long time costomer to the right person
    i want patterns prints even badges to go on to clothes with my logo design metal placks at the bottom of the jumpers and hats if all possible labels tags ect made to be sold basicly
    looking to start straight away can any one help ???

    my email is sam4249@hotmail.co.uk would love to here from anyone who could help :)

  • Ree

    Very helpful thank you?

  • Sophia

    Hello please I’m looking for a lingerie manufacturer. If you need to contact me you can get me by my email Sophia.omitogun@yahoo.com

  • Lisa

    https://wrapsew.com Connects buyers with apparel manufacturers and designers. Signup now and start your journey!

  • scott donovan

    Can anyone recommend any manufactures for high end streetwear brand? best quality materials etc.

  • http://www.rpimoulding.com Vicky Liu –rpimoulding.com

    I agree. So it is very important to find a responsible factory. If they are responsible, they are reliable, and will be your ears and eyes for your products manufacturing in another country.China is a good option if you know how to find the right factory for you.

    Tell you the secret: the most famous area for clothing/apparel/bags is Shishi Of Quanzhou city near Xiamen of Fujian province of China. Most of them are small factories. That’s why they can provide good price. If you need my help just let me know. I can be your free tour guide. I have been in plastic injection molding and tooling for more than 6 years. For any assistance, you can get in touch with me: sales01(at)rpimoulding(dot)com Vicky Liu from Respon Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. in Xiamen,China If you or your friends need to custom make some plastic or rubber parts, we are the right factory for you.

  • http://www.brydenapparel.com Bryden

    If anyone is looking for a apparel manufacturing service with low minimums, please contact us at info@brydenapparel.com

    For more info, visit us at http://www.brydenapparel.com

  • mazy sports

    hi guys late intrupted,,,,,i am ceo of mazy sports from sialkot pakistan,,we manufacture sports wear and export all over the globe,we encourge new clients and help them to buy specific and soutable products,we belive on relation from both side to the long run. i am excited to review your comments,please feel free to contect us while you wont to buy anything ,contect us,,,,mazysports5050@gmail.com ,,,,,,,,whats up,,,,,,00923034790254,,,

  • Zulaa

    Hello, I am Zulaa, sales person of Rootsmen Company. We are professional at producing various types of bags and cosmetic bags. Our factory is located in Guangzhou, China. If anyone who looking for reliable manufacturer, do not hesitate to contact me by my email: zulaa@rootsmen.com.tw
    You can also visit our website: http://www.rootsmen.com.tw/ for more information.

    Wish you all good luck and success.

  • Artur

    We’re manufacturer of man shirts from Poland – Cracow. ?Our factory provide high quality shirts. We have 30 qualified employers and production 6.000 shirts monthly.

    Company founded in 1987 so we have 29 years experience in production. Our company have the best machines, technology and 30 skilled seamstresses – everything to deliver best product to our clients. Most of our production we’re making to europe country’s: Austria France, Germany, Czech Republic.

    We’re looking self employed agents to cooperate. ?

    Requirements:
    – Serching for new clients
    – Customer service
    – Speaking polish or english.

    artur@girucintl.com

  • Thaakirah Kamaldien

    Good day.
    I am looking for a great quality manufacturer of bags n woman’s shoes. Heels, flats, boots. High end fashion brands at a good price. Please guide me the correct direction.. Its been a long dream of mine to open up my own shoe shop.

  • Zulaa

    Hello,

    It is so great to hear that you are planning to have a shop. I am sure that you will succeed sooner.
    In reference for your request, I would like to introduce myself and the company i am working with. I am zulaa, a sales person of Rootsmen Company. We are professional manufacturer of bags and cosmetic bags. I am kindly asking you to review our company profile from http://www.rootsmen.com.tw/. With our large sales network we hope to give you a competitive price and quality items. If you have an interest, please contact me by my email: zulaa@rootsmen.com.tw

  • Callie Mashao

    Hello, my name is Callie M. and I am the owner of Emarci. Currently based in Gauteng, South Africa I would like to know if there any manufacturers who are working with small pieces and have great costs for a small business like mine.
    Thank you.

  • Paolo

    Looking forward to making your own label? Finding it hard to import your garments and apparel? Why not partner with a manufacturing company based here in the Philippines, that specializes in manufacturing Swimwear, Uniforms, Casual garments and all your apparel needs. Boasting our top of the line and state of the art machines to cater to your every need. Contact Us: info@georginaclothing.com

    Warm regards,

    Georgina Clothing Enterprise Inc.

  • Sandeep Rana

    Hi Alex, Good to know you :) , We are manufacturer and exporter of ready made garment from INDIA. You can email your requirement on sandeep@orangemangodesignstudio.com

  • Sandeep Rana

    Hi Kimi, Good to know you.. Yes I can help you out in patterns makers and manufacturers for a children clothing line.. you can reach met at sandeep@orangemangodesignstudio.com

  • Sandeep Rana

    Hi , We are the one you are looking for..

    We are India based manufacturer and exporter of high end apparel ..

    You can contact us on sandeep@orangemangodesignstudio.com

  • Sandeep Rana

    Hi, We do evening gowns and cocktail dresses..

    You can contact us on sandeep@orangemangodesignstudio.com

    Regards
    Sandeep Rana

  • Putu Suardani

    For Bali manufacturing I can recommend: Bali Swim (www.baliswim.com) for agent doing bikini, swimwear & yoga (stretch fabrics) or Bali Garment (www.baligarment.net) for mix garment types of natural fabrics. Clear and professional agents.

  • joan

    Hi,which place in barcelona can i find womens wholesale clothing and children pls send me map pls tks alot.

  • Asha Carpenter

    Hi everyone,I’m new to this industry and I am looking to design my own credit card wallets using polyester and polyurethane materials. Does anyone know of a production company that specializes in this area? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Email address: carpentera3@outlook.com

  • Vincci

    Hi Callie,
    This is Vincci and we are one of the clothing manufacturer in China called WEL. We are welcome for small units and pls contact me at man@welindltd.com for further introduction of our company.

    Thanks and B, regards,
    Vincci

  • Vincci

    Hi Scott,
    Hope u are well.
    We are one of the knit and woven manufacturer in China. We could do both small or big order and could provide fast responsing and sampling service. Please feel free to contact us at man@welindltd.com for further details.

    Thanks and B,regards,
    Vincci

  • JMW

    Hi, I am in the process of fining a quality pattern maker, to produce a variety of underwear for a new line. The main focus will be women’s knickers/panties (a variety of styles). We are based in the UK and are open to building relationships with pattern makers here in the UK as well as overseas. If you feel you could be of any help please contact me at JM_MOR@YAHOO.COM

  • colombe

    Hi, I looking for a manufacturing company that can produce my clothing line I have 5 designs that I would like to create.
    please contact me at erikagcouture@gmail.co

  • http://www.billoomifashion.com Billoomi Fashion

    Hi Friend!

    This is Daniel from http://www.BilloomiFashion.com. We are a leading clothing manufacturer and exporter based out of Noida (Delhi NCR), India.

    May I request you to share your design brief to us through email, so that we can look into the requirement details and work out the costing for you?

    Our email ID is: billoomi.fashion@gmail.com and info@billoomifashion.com

    Thank you!!

  • Marul Rahman

    hello sir/medam
    i am marul from bangladesh
    we are knit or woven manufacturing garments factory,if you needs any item manufacturing by (Export/copy/fresh),please submit your sample or any requirement by
    marulfacebook@yahoo.com
    fb-01675466618(Searching)
    call-01675466618

  • Marul Rahman

    hello alex we are knit or woven manufacturer,if you need any manufacturing please submit your sample by
    marulfacebook@yahoo.com,call-01675466618

  • Marul Rahman

    hello sir we are a knit or woven factory,if you need any products manufacturing call-01675466618

  • Marul Rahman

    we are bangladeshi garments manufacturer,if you need any fresh or original or copy item manufacturing mail us
    marulfacebook@yahoo.com

  • Barbara

    Hi, are you still looking for a manufacture? My company provides sourcing and quality check services in India. You can contact us via email: info@toredointernational.com