Firstly, Do you have a specific product or a product line to look for?
Why? – Because of the fact that each clothing manufacturer are only specilizing in some specific 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?
Google woud be a the fastest and most simple engine for you. They are all on the internet in this digital age. However, The searching skill is essential.You could find according name of your prouduct with the information of a specific country. For example, the phrase “clothing manufacturer vietnam” would be much more efficient instead.
The third step is collect information about the service the are offering by using 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 full package service would always be very professional as they could cover the whole manufacturing process for you.
– Is fabric development included in their service. You would not need to take in charge of sourcing if they could give you a hand
+Do they keep themself updated with new knowledge, technology and innovation of yarn and fabric?. If yes, there would not much dificut for them to develop a new kind of fabric and even be able to give you better option.
+ Do they have a reliable sourcing team? A reliable sourcing department are very important for any producer. Without this department, it’s impossible for them to be flexible in their materials development. Their input materials cost would be high. Therefore, they can’t help you to buy material at reasonable price
+ Do they have a good enough network of yarn & fabrics suppliers? This would define them as a reliable or unreliable supplier. 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. Check with those named suppliers if they have ever work with them.
And finally, Is your technical requirement a matter for them? 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 dificulty in how they 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. If it take you too much affort to explain them your idea, don’t keep wasting your time. Language is also very important in this case as it may cause some difference in how people understanding about the same thing. If they could speak your language or English, it would help to avoid a lot of misunderstanding caused by the language barriers.
+ Do they have a strong technical team? 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 All are essential for the quality of your products. 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.
Are there infrastructure good enough to for your order? I means that Do they have their own factory?, How many worker are there in their factory?, How many machine have been set up and What kind of machine they have.
I really hope that you find this article a little bit helpful for you