Custom Clothing Manufacturer is one of the most important parts of any apparel brand nowadays to ease out the clothing manufacturing process. As Brands focus on designing and marketing their clothes and then outsource them to custom clothing manufacturers who construct the garments according to the design requirements. Hence, companies often scrutinise clothing manufacturers before settling for one. The screening process has become vigorous over the years because of the shift toward eco-fashion and conscious consumerism.
People all over the world are becoming conscious of the impact of their actions. As the preference of consumers shifts to eco friendly and sustainable fabrics so does the industry in general. This change has caused brands to redesign their supply chains so that their products can be sustainable from its roots.
Custom Clothing Manufacturers are basically B2B companies that provide B2C companies with the required raw materials like fabrics, yarns etc. They sometimes also entrusted with dyeing and manufacturing garments according to a particular design and aesthetic. The customisation can be as detailed as required. Starting from the weave type of the fabric to the type of colours, sizes as well as patterns of embellishments.
These days Google is one of the best ways to scout for clothing manufacturers. Though it is better if you have a few references from your network about a particular manufacturer. Exhibits and trade shows also allows brands and labels to get familiar with new enterprises. It is quite a task to appoint a good manufacturer in your supply chain but once you find your fit, it will be worth the effort. And even though it is business make sure you value the relationship that you establish with your custom clothing manufacturer.
Here are some questions that you should ask a manufacturer before signing them up for your brand.
What kinds of customers have they worked with previously?
The kind of brands and the scale of the brands the manufacturer has worked with will help you decide if they can handle your designs and products appropriately.
What products do they usually manufacture?
This will help you determine if the manufacturer is a right fit for you business. It will also help you identify their niche product.
What is the minimum order quantity (MOQ)?
This parameter is important to know beforehand. Some custom clothing manufacturers have no minimum order quantity while others have. If yours is a small brand, choose a manufacturer that has no MOQ.
Who are their shipping partners? Is it done by the manufacturer or do they outsource the shipping?
It is necessary to knows these details so that you know whom to contact when your order is in transit. This is especially important if your manufacturer is not a domestic brand.
Where does the production take place? Is it possible to visit the site?
Most manufacturers allow a site visit. If you are partnering with a manufacturer that claims to be sustainable a visit will help you gauge how sustainable and ethical the practices are.
Can they provide you a price quote?
An approximate price chart will come in handy when you compare different manufacturers.
Do they have a fabric swatch book for you to browse?
Many clothing manufacturers produce their own fabrics and some have quite a lot of variety. A swatch book will give you the touch and feel experience so that you choose the appropriate fabric for your projects.
What is the payment process that they follow?
Payments are often done in parts wherein some amount is paid upfront and the remaining is done at later stages. Talk with the manufacturer to arrive at a decision about when and how the payment should be processed.
What is the turnaround time?
This is one of the most important questions to ask. It will aid you in deciding the timeline for your projects.
What happens if the materials do not meet the standards?
The return or replacement policy of the manufacturer should be known to a brand and the conditions for that should be decided upon previously.
What is the procedure to handle defective items?
It is possible that some material might have some flaws. It is up to the manufacturer and the brand to take care of such goods in a way that best suits their interests. But the conditions for that should be made clear at the time of the deal.
- Suvetah offers a range of sustainable fabric options. We have cotton, silk, hemp, bamboo fabrics and many more to choose from. If you want to browse through all the options we even have a swatch book.
- You can then choose a colour for your fabric. We use natural dyes for all our products.
- We also offer customisation in prints and there are our staple design options as well.
- We even have a team in place that can construct the garments according to your design aesthetics.
- Additionally the design can be dressed up with embroidery or embellishments in keeping with the design.
We provide the one-stop solution for all your sustainable textile needs. From dream to reality!
The industry of Custom Clothing Manufacturing is becoming competitive and while this is beneficial because brands have so many options to choose from, it also makes the evaluation process demanding. Our aim at Suvetah is to reduce as many obstacles as possible so that when we partner with companies we share an amicable relationship with them.
Expense of Production
This expense is likely to be the largest of the total expenditures hence it should be the one that counts. For brands based in foreign countries, India is one of the best options to source natural fabrics like organic cotton, silk etc. Cotton grows readily in India which means it can be obtained at a competitive price. Additionally India is one of the few countries that has the tradition of natural dyeing still standing. Suvetah is equipped to produce natural fabrics as well as dye them naturally.
When scouting for clothing manufacturers that follow ethical and sustainable practices, it is necessary that there are appropriate certifications for the same. We are an SMETA ( Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) certified company. This means that our workforce is treated fairly and they work in a safe and healthy environment. Our products are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, hence our sustainable fabrics can be exported anywhere in the world.
MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity)
We believe that sustainable fashion should be accessible and hence we have a ‘no minimum order policy. This allows us to partner with small as well as large-scale brands.
Knowing about the production process is essential for an honest business relationship. Our team is always available to ease any worries that you as consumer might have. And we ascertain at every step that our customers are satisfied with the product at all stages.
Suvetah believes in empowering women and we are proud to have them in our workforce.
We also wish to do our bit in saving mother earth and hence all our products are aimed at being sustainable and ethical.
India is among the top ten countries that is preferred worldwide for custom clothing manufacturing. This is mainly due to readily available labor and competitive prices along with superior quality. More importantly there is an increasing number of brands that are supporting ethical and sustainable practices in their manufacturing processes which provides an impetus to companies like Suvetah.