Fashion is a 3 trillion dollar industry. In today’s digital world it has never been easier to start up a brand from your couch, however never has the market been this flooded either. So how do you compete in this noisy market? What story do you tell? What factory do you manufacture from? And how do you know when you’re ready to move production abroad? Here’s 3 key signs to crossing the pond.
You are Growing to 200 Minimum Order Quantity
When you first get started, you are learning a lot. Tweaking your pattern and tech packs constantly, fixing flaws, placing last minute orders as your brand begins to build. It requires a lot of hands on immediacy that is best served locally. However, once you hit 200 units per product, you can begin considering international production and we have just the factories to get you there.
You Want to Reduce Cost
We aren’t talking about a race to the bottom, your product has value. But is there an opportunity to lower your price through labor costs? Ethically certified factories in Nepal or India, for example, can provide great rates while still paying their employees well thanks to the great exchange rate coupled with a low cost of living.
You Want to Make an Impact
In 2016, 91.3% of goods sold in the US were made in developing nations. Of the garment workers across the fashion industry as a whole, 80% are women age 18-35. Our industry is ripe with opportunity for international economic development and true positive social change. If you want to be the workforce they need to provide a future for their families, and invite your customers along on the journey. You are ready.
So now that you know you’re ready, fill out our factory form to get started assessing your needs and we can set you a call to chat about the factory we think is best for you!