Finding a Manufacturer For Your Apparel

If you have a unique garment or apparel product that you need from a manufacturer, here are some tips to get you started.

Search Directories & Lists – There are many directories and manufacturers lists having 1000’s and 10’s of 1000’s of apparel and apparel manufacturers listed there. This is a way to find manufacturers, but it can be very time consuming to sort and contact all of them to start the weeding process.

Many manufacturers will only work in high volume, so even though you can get someone to respond to your request, sometimes this is telling you that in order to serve you, they will need you to order a much higher quantity.

View Apparel Samples – Most clothing manufacturers will include pictures of the types of products they have produced. Maybe they can produce shoes, bags, suits, t-shirts, dresses, children’s clothes and other items. If you need a specific type of clothing, looking for a manufacturer who has proven themselves in that field can save you time and hassle.

Get Some Quotes Before You Commit – Make sure you compare quotes from at least 3 different clothing companies before you decide who you will work with. Make sure each company you consider explains to you their routine for starting work on a new product. What is their price for the first sample? If you search online, make sure you have all of their contact information so you have a few different ways to contact them if you need anything.