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How to find a reputable clothing manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Business Models, Niches, Industries' started by Inphinity, May 5, 2011.

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    I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction :)

    We have some patterns & designs drawn up for some niche-specific clothing and related fabric items, but I have no idea how to go about finding and contacting a *reputable and reliable* manufacturer to create them? We've tried finding places here in NZ that can do so, but it seems it's pretty much all done offshore - which leaves me stumped at how to proceed.

    I'd really appreciate any advice, hints, or pointers in the right direction.. please :)
     
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    Manufacturers: Global Sources

    I cannot speak to the credibility of any specific company; however, this should get you a list of potential manufacturers, for your product type. Perhaps, then poke around on the internet to find reviews/feedback specific to a given company.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Will check them out :)
     
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    You can find reputable and reliable company in big social sites that allow user to build their business comapny like LinkIn. And you can also search companies with high reputation in local listing sites.
     
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    Are you doing 'fashion' type t-shirts?

    if so, and if you haven't already, trying looking into Alstyle. probably one of the best manufacturers out there, many clothing lines use them (big name companies).

    I just launched my clothing company/Clothing Line and I ordered an Alstyle sample (1301 to be exact) and the shirt is very good quality, it's light but durable. I'm definitely going to be using them.

    hope this helps, and hopefully they can ship to NZ.

    *sidenote - be aware though, that some styles, they run out of fairly quickly due to high demand*
     
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    In fact you request is not high, and we can satisfy you.

    We are a professional Clothing manufacturers for Small Quantity Clothing Order.
    We engaged in the Clothing Manufacturing industry from 2003 years.
    Some businessmen orders are small quantity,many Clothing Manufacturers not be accepted small quantity clothing Orders.
    But we can!Quality and speed are our superiority.The minimum order quantity only need 100pcs.
    The clothes on the site are our own design, you can buy it direct, Or you can
    provide us with drawings or a model,and we can manufacture clothes according to your requirements.
    Also we are willing to accept the big quantity Customized clothing orders too.

    If you have any question,you can email me - goldmanroom@gmail.com or come to our website - www.askwear.com
     
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    Hey Inphinity!

    *reputable and reliable* are definitely the right words! I went to Vietnam in August with the sole purpose of finding a clothing manufacture, the number of tailors they have over there is crazy (I'm sure you have heard of the overnight $150 suits etc etc from SE Asia...)

    I think you will be alright as you say you have plans - so if they follow that every item they make an item it will be identical. Just make sure the fabric is what they say it is. Is 100% silk really silk, or is it polyester?

    If I was in your position I would use Alibaba (I can hear the haters already) and send a design to 3 or 4 to make and see what the quality is like. Just be SPECIFIC as F#CK when giving them directions and assume nothing. They will do anything to make their job easier.

    Will have to have a chat on MSN or Skype sometime.

    PS Any plans for your Child Restraint Website?
     
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    There are very few custom shirts manufacturer are famous because they are spending lots of money in promotion and advertisement on internet, but still there are many good quality custom shirts maker who is not involved in online business due to this we are unable to find best reliable source. As per my point of view for searching best clothing manufacturer you have to collect the name list of manufacturer and then read customer reviews of each company and choose best five from the list and then place one piece order to check the quality. Same way three weeks ago I order my custom tailored shirt to newly establish custom shirts making company, yesterday I received my order and I am satisfied with the quality of product. Now I wish to order 5 more shirts in next purchase.
     
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    Hy there,
    I suggest you to check this place: Manufacturo.com
    All the manufacturers are entirely verified by the local team and you can get support for product procurement services (sourcing, tendering and purchasing) plus full commercial reports regarding any manufacturers you may want to assess.
    Good luck !
     
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    Is this a ad? Romanian manufacturing with no apparel manufactures.
     
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    Markersrow.com I believe is the site. This place is amazing and I have used it for a clothing business. They are also all based in the US and thus you can build a US brand. Contact me if you have any questions or need any assistance with problems or issues you run into as I have done this exact same business.
     
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    No doubt, Chinese is the world's largest clothing producer,I'm in HK import T-shorts from China mainland, I can help you.
     
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    Would you consider a US-based manufacturer? You can always check Yelp, Google, and Facebook reviews. Indie Source is a US apparel manufacturer that can also help with development if you need it --> Indie Source - Clothing Manufacturer in Los Angeles All USA-Made (disclaimer - I work there).

    I would also make sure to request a contract with time-based deliverables. Many overseas manufacturers won't work with contracts and won't give you design files, for example, if you request them. All you get is the final deliverable for better or worse.
     

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