If you are looking for apparel manufacturers, you have landed to right place. Since, at Globial we have a multitude of Apparel manufacturers who use our business to business social network in order to find buyers and suppliers. For example, we have apparel manufacturers from various countries, such as Cinderella’s a woman’s clothes manufacture which is based in Cyprus. Or Fashioncat Bangladesh which is a mass apparel manufacturer from Bangladesh. That’s just a sample of the businesses that use our network, and it is very easy to communicate with them.
- All you have to do is go to the Globial site and click on the search tab.
- On the left side of the screen you will see a bunch of buttons and tabs, that will filter your search.
- Under the Categories heading type in Apparel & Clothing.
There you have it! A long list of businesses that are involved in the Apparel business. You can communicate to the by sending them a message, by clicking on the mail icon next to their name and typing in your message. Or you can add them as a trading partner by clicking on the handshake icon next to their name. If you want to become comfortable with a business and are not yet ready to add them as a trading partner yet, then you can click on the middle icon. Which will let you follow their posts and let you figure out if they fit your business needs. It’s really that easy. So besides that, here are a few facts about the apparel industry, it can also be called the textile industry as well.
Developing countries have a natural advantage in textile production because it is labor intensive and they have low labor costs. So countries with an abundance of labor and low wages are naturally more capable of being the biggest textile producers with the lowest prices. For the longest time, China was one of the biggest textile producer with the lowest costs due to its low wages and abundant labor. However, with China focusing more on high-end products and a rapid increase in wages. The situation has changed tremendously. Today it is countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Cambodia which are the biggest textile manufacturers at the cheapest costs. While China is still in the game, it is not necessarily the best or only place to find a good deal.
I would strongly recommend Bangladesh for apparel manufacturers, since Bangladesh has low labor costs and their is already a substantial textile industry that is developing in that country. In addition, Bangladesh does not suffer from the level of violence or instability like Pakistan. It also does not suffer from the level of international sanctions like Cambodia or Myanmar. In essence, their is a very simple dynamic for this industry. Find countries that are still very poor and have an abundance of unemployed labor, this way you can reduce costs more because capital usually costs a lot more money than labor. Which is why countries like the UK, which was the biggest textile manufacturer when the industry started, is not even remotely considered a textile manufacturer these days. This is because wages in the UK are a lot higher and their is much more employment of capital as opposed to a country like Bangladesh.Which is a lot less wealthy, and their is still a major absence of capital.
In terms of quality standards, every business has different requirements for what they are looking for. In addition, different apparel manufacturers have different quality standards, since their is no industry wide quality standards. My suggestion would be, once you have found an appropriate apparel manufacturer, is to ask for various samples, ranging from regular to premium quality. This way you receive an idea of you are buying, and you can also make a much more informed decision on whether that is the precise quality of cloth you are looking for. Essentially do a basic SWOT analysis on the apparel manufacturer or the cloth you received. A SWOT analysis is a an analysis based on the
- Strengths: characteristics of the business, or project team that give it an advantage over others
- Weaknesses (or Limitations): are characteristics that place the team at a disadvantage relative to others
- Opportunities: external chances to improve performance (e.g. make greater profits) in the environment
- Threats: external elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business or project.
- By doing this simple analysis, you can figure out exactly what you have to gain or lose from this business transaction. So use it like a risk assessment tool. Choose a business based on cost, quality, preferences, and most importantly trust. Do business with apparel manufacturers that you can trust. At Globial we have created a platform that has been very successful at fostering trust between business partners. So check us out and start connecting with businesses today.