Firt of all, Be sure to know exactly what kind of product that your products belongs to
Why you need to do that? – Because of the fact that each clothing manufacturer are only specilizing in some specific kinds of clothing. For example, some just focus on knitted garment, some are only focusing on woven products.
Secondly, How to reach to them?
, you could easily reach them on the internet. Both good and bad producer now are on the internet . However, The difference in the results that you will get is beacause of what you put into search engine.Do not type only “clothing manufacturer” on it. Take the keyword from your list, put in on google search engine with the name of an area after that. For example you could search with “clothing manufacturer vietnam” instead.
The third step is collect information about their service with questions listed out below
– which kind of service among OEM, ODM, One-Stop-Shop, full package service they are providing? A manufacturer who can provide you a one-stop-shop service would always be the one having strong capacity since they could cover from very first step to the final for you.
– Could they help you develop new kind of fabrics. You could release yourself from the mess of sourcing process if they are able to do that
+Do they keep themself updated with new knowledge, technology and innovation of yarn and fabric?. If yes, they would be very active in material development and even support you with valued suggestion or solution.
+ Can you realize on their sourcing team? A reliable sourcing department are very important for any supplier. Without this department, it’s impossible for them to be flexible in their materials development. They would not be able buy materials at best price. Therefore, they can’t help you to buy material at reasonable price
+ Can they tell you about their yarn & fabrics suppliers network? This is an essential point to decide if they are trustworthy. Do not totally believe in them easily as, sometimes, people tend to hype up their image with a list of suppliers while not all of them are not actually working with them. You can easily check with supplier named by them if they are actually their partners.
And finally, Are they able to handle technical requirements? It’s very important to be able to handle technical requirement as it will decide how good quality your product will be.
+ Is there any problem with them to get your idea? A good supplier would have good designers and technicians who are able got your idea of the products very quickly and accurately. In case that it take you too much affort to explain them your idea, they can’t be a good supplier. Sometimes it’s not because they they are not good at their major, the problem is just because they don’t know your language. If they could speak your language or English, it would help to avoid a lot of misunderstanding caused by the language barriers.
+ How many technicians they have? It would decide how fast they could handle your order. Strong technicians team could help you making good pattern, develope sample very fast, and prepared best tech-pack for bulk manufacturing A vast majority of the quality of your products depend on how good their technicians team is. In addition, for high functional products, for example activewear, technicians teams who have knowledge in structure of the product are must-have for that activewear clothing manufacturer.
Do they have enough capacity to manufacture for you? I means that how goood their factory equipped?, How many worker they have?, How many machine have been set up and What kind of machine using in production.
Hope that this article could help you be more confident in your intend of looking for a good supplier