1. Factory scale
First of all, I think that the scale of the factory cannot be used to judge a factory. Large factories are relatively complete in all aspects of the management system, and quality control is relatively better than small factories; but the disadvantage of large factories is that the management cost is too high for the number of people, and it is difficult to adapt to the current flexible production lines of multiple varieties and small batches. . Relatively speaking, the price is relatively high. This is why many companies have now started to build small factories.
When it comes to the scale of the garment factory now, it cannot be compared with before. In the 1990s, the factory had ten thousand employees, but now it’s not easy to find a garment factory with hundreds of people. And now many garment factories is a dozen people.
Factory automation is getting higher and higher, and the reduction in labor demand is another reason. At the same time, there are fewer and fewer large orders. Large factories are not suitable for the current small-volume order customization needs. Small factories are relatively more suitable for small orders. Moreover, compared with large factories, the management costs of small factories can be relatively better controlled, so the scale of factories is now shrinking.
For clothing production automation, currently, only suits and shirts can be realized. There are also many craftsmanships for suits, and it is difficult to automate mass production for fashion. Especially for high-end customized clothing, the degree of automation is even lower. In fact, for the current garment craftsmanship, the higher-end categories require more manual participation, and it is difficult for automated things to completely replace all crafts.
Therefore, when looking for a factory, you must: Find a factory of the corresponding scale according to your order size.
If the order quantity is small, but you are looking for a large-scale factory, even if the factory agrees to do it, it will not pay much attention to the order. However, if the order is relatively large, but a small-scale factory is found, the final delivery time is also a big problem. At the same time, we should not think that many processes are automated operations, so we bargain with the factory. In fact, as far as the current technology is concerned, the degree of automation of clothing is not very high, and the labor cost is still very high.
2. Customer group positioning
When finding a clothing manufacturer, it is best to find out which objects your intended factory serves. If the factory is mainly for OEM processing for big brands, then he may not be interested in orders for start-up brands.
The factories that have been dealing with their own brands for a long time will basically understand their needs. For example, our factory has cooperated with many brands. Basically, we only need customers to provide design drawings. We will be responsible for other things such as purchasing accessories, cutting, sewing, finishing to packaging and global delivery, so our customers only need to do a good job in sales.
First ask the main cooperative service partners of the clothing manufacturer, understand what categories they mainly do, and understand the grade and main style of the clothes produced by the factory, and find a cooperative factory that matches you.
3. The integrity of the boss
The integrity of the boss is also a key indicator to measure the quality of a factory. Clothing sellers must first review the integrity of their boss when looking for a factory. you can go directly to Google to search for comments from others, or check whether there are comments left by other customers on the website. And after the cooperation, observe whether the factory is responsible for the problems that arise, and actively find ways to solve the problems. In fact, a boss has problems with integrity, and the factory will not last long.