Firt of all, Do you have a specific product or a product line to look for?
Why? – Due to the fact that Each clothing manufacturer have advantage of manufacturing only some kinds of clothing. Ex:, some only produce knitted garment, some are only focusing on woven products.
Secondly, How to look for those who would be pleased to help you manufacture your product?
Google would be a very useful search engine to help you. There is no reliable manufacturer now do not have themself on the internet in this digital age. However, What make your work effectively is what you type on google.You should to the search according to the keyword with the name of your category and a specific country. For example you could do with “clothing manufacturer vietnam” instead.
The next step is examine their service with following questions
– which kind of service they are providing? A company who can provide you a full package service would always be able to satisfy you due to the fact that they could cover from the begin to the finished process.
– Are they flexible in material development. You could save lots of time any money in this take-time process ’cause you do not need to do sourcing
+Is expert in yarn and fabric available there at their place?. If yes, they would know exactly what to do to handle your requirement of fabric development and even support you with valued suggestion or solution.
+ How about their sourcing team? A strong sourcing team are very important for any supplier. Without this team, they could not be flexible in their materials development. They would not be able buy materials at best price. Therefore, they could not provide you a reasonable price
+ Can they tell you about their yarn & fabrics suppliers network? This point might decided if they could be a capable manufacturer. Stay elert as, somtimes, people lie you 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.
+ Would they be able to understand your idea exactly? A good supplier would 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 they could speak your language or English, it would it would lower your affort to convey you idea.
+ How many technicians they have? It would decide how good your products would be manufactured. pattern making, samples development, preparing tech-pack… they handle all those things in professional process. The quality of your products mainly depend on them. 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 they capable to manufacturing? I means that how goood their factory equipped?, How many people are working in their factory?, How many machine have been set up and What kind of machine they have.
I really hope that there is something in my article could help you a little