Is it possible to start your very own clothing line without you having to do all the hard work?
As foreign sounding it may seem, the possibility of starting one’s own clothing line without you doing all the hard work with the manufacturing process is very much feasible, though the main idea still comes from you.
This is how clothing manufacturing operate. It works like an outsourcing company, accepting new projects from partners and doing the manufacturing process itself from the owner’s idea.
How then can one tap a manufacturer’s help and employ their service?
- Choose who you want to manufacture with
There are certain advantages and disadvantages that one can get if one opts to partner with a domestic manufacturer and an overseas manufacturer. For starting entrepreneurs, the best option would be to go local first.
Partnering with local manufacturers ensures:
- High product quality
- Easier communication
- Faster and cheaper shipping
- No additional duties or tariffs
However, if you choose to go local you might be encountering:
- Limited product choices
- Limited factory list
- Higher product costing
The decision is ultimately yours to make, the important thing is you decide on who to work on with.
- Set a consultation appointment.
Consultation is different than business talk as the newbie gets to be educated about the necessary things to consider when starting out in the clothing industry. At the same time, the manufacturer gets to learn about your product line so as they get to have a glimpse of what you want to happen with your product.
These sessions can be done over the phone, but it is best if you go meet and have a personal talk with the expert in the house so as to address all queries and concerns.
All you need to do to start the manufacturing process is to make a research and talk with the team about your brand and its product line. If all goes well, then this will be the start of your very own clothing line.