Research, Research, Research
We are on the hunt for a manufacture and wholesale fabric supplier that aligns with our style, morals and values and must have fair work and 100% organic cotton accreditation’s.
We obviously plan on meeting and seeing the future factory we wish to work with (where ever it may be) but sifting through google to source one is proving quite the challenge.
As a absolute beginner, here are some of the things we have learned so far in our research
• Some but Not all factory’s cut, sew and print • Printing and sourcing fabric depending who you work with might have to outsourced by you
• Not all companies wish to work with startup businesses, their time is precious and teaching someone the ropes is time costly • Some companies welcome startup business and even offer a beginner design course at an extra cost to get you up to speed with choosing fabrics and designing patterns ect.
• A little more obvious but important for startup companies most factories have a minimum order, some smaller T-shirt factories as an example might do 25 items whilst others want 1000 or more
• Not all clothing manufacturers make all garments, most specialise in an area like t-shirts and singles or board shorts and rashies to high end dresses. Not only that but some only make adult clothing or only offer a standard size range
• There are agencies out there that will help you source a manufacture, printer, packaging supplier and hold your hand through ever step including pattern making, fabric recommendations ect .... I’m starting realise why this service is an amazing idea!
Any way baby steps 🏽
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