Firstly, What kind of clothing you are interested in?
Why you need to do that? – As Each clothing manufacturer have advantage of manufacturing only some kinds of clothing. For example, some only produce knitted garmentwhile some are only focusing on woven products.
Secondly, Where should you go to look for them?
Just let begin with the internet. There is no reliable manufacturer now do not have themself on the internet in this digital age. However, What make your work effectively is your input information.You should to the search according to the keyword with the name of your category and a specific country. For example you could search with “clothing manufacturer vietnam” instead.
The next step is look insight their service by using the checklist below
– which kind of service among OEM, ODM, One-Stop-Shop, full package service they are providing? A manufacturer who can provide you a full package service would always be able to do a lot for you as they could cover from very first step to the final for you.
– Is fabric development included in their service. It’s very economic in terms of time and money since you do not need to cover for sourcing
+Do they have people with profound knowledge of yarn and fabric?. If yes, they would know exactly what to do to handle your requirement of fabric development and even consult you in some case.
+ Can you realize on their sourcing team? A professional sourcing team are very important for any manufacturer. Without this department, it’s hard for them to make their service adapt to different requirement. Their input materials cost would be high. 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. Sometimes, people lie you with a list of suppliers while those suppliers are not actually supplying them. You can easily check with supplier listed by them if they are actually their partners.
And finally, Is your technical requirement a challenge for them? How they handle your technical requirement would show you alot about their their ability.
+ Is there any limitation in how they get your idea? The prerequisite to be good at manufacturder is to have good designers and technicians who are able got your idea of the products very quickly and accurately. Don’t waste you time with suppliers who could do not have technicians who are able to understand your idea or requirement quickly and exactly. Sometimes it’s not because they can’t handle your technical reuqirement, the problem is just because they don’t know your language. If you language or English are familiar with them, it would it would lower your affort to convey you idea.
+ Do they have a strong technical team? It would decide how professional your order would be handle. pattern making, samples development, preparing tech-pack… they handle all those things in fastest way. A vast majority of the quality of your products depend on how good their technicians team is. Expcially in case of high functional products like activewear, any activewear clothing manufacturer must have in-house technicians who understand about the special structure of the product.
Are there infrastructure good enough to for your order? I means that how goood their factory is?, How many people they have?, How many production lines they have and What kind of machine they have.
I really hope that you could find anything that help you after reading this article