- Identify the wholesaler, sourcing companies, and clothing manufacturers
- Find Chinese wholesale clothing manufacturers according to your business capacity
- Choose the wholesale clothing manufacturers who can provide test reports
- Choose the clothing manufacturers who have a formal manufacturing system
- Divide clothing manufacturers into apparel manufacturers and fabrics suppliers
Identify the wholesale suppliers
To identify the different suppliers on the B2B marketplace is your first job, are they traders, wholesalers or directly clothing manufacturers?
You can have a brief understanding of a supplier by reviewing their company page on Alibaba or Globalsource. Generally, you can understand their business role by checking their business license.
High-quality fabric weaving, dyeing, and printing; clothing, production and processing of textile products, sales of company products, as well as the acquisition and export business of related products.
According to this business license, you can notice that it’s a textile fabric manufacturer which is focusing on exporting.
If you can’t find notification of “production,” “manufacturing” or a specific production procedure in the suppliers business scope, in most cases, they are traders. Such vendors are also listing a diverse choice of products categories in the business scope.
Find Chinese wholesale clothing manufacturers according to your business capacity
Don’t look for the big clothing manufacturers only. Big clothing manufacturers in China are recommended for big companies because they require a significant minimum order quantity, and they are quite busy dealing with big customers who will leave less energy focusing on supporting small businesses.
Small businesses are recommended to find small or medium-sized clothing manufacturers with qualified goods provided. You will get a low minimum order quantity requirement from those vendors.
What’s more, compared to big clothing manufacturers, the small or medium sized clothing manufacturers will put more attention to supporting and serving small businesses. In this case, small businesses will get better service from those vendors.
Choose the wholesale clothing manufacturers who can provide test reports
There are many certificates or test reports required when exporting clothing to USA, EU, Australia and some other countries.
The prior choice is to choose the clothing manufacturers who can provide you the complete certificates or testing reports, such as SGS test reports, SST test report, etc.
Choose the clothing manufacturers who have formal manufacturing system
Many professional manufacturers are equipped with excellent manufacturing system, such as ISO 9001:2008. Generally, the quality standard from manufacturers of ISO 9001:2008 will be better than those who don’t have the certification.
Besides, the clothing manufacturers who can provide BSCI and Sedex certification are the ones you need to put in your priority suppliers list.
Divide clothing manufacturers into apparel manufacturers and fabrics suppliers
If you are already familiar with the clothing supplying chain, and you want to dig further and manage better quality control in the garment manufacturing industry, you can divide clothing manufacturers into apparel manufacturers and fabrics suppliers.
OK, we’ve talked a lot on the sourcing of best clothing manufacturers in China. Let’s have a brief look at some of Q&As in the industry.