For a designer, it’s a fairly easy job to buy materials and make the products themselves. However, as demand for the products rises and business starts to grow, having a smooth and efficient supply chain to support growth becomes increasingly important. The fact is, finding the right manufacturers and dealing with logistics partners to scale up the brand isn’t that simple. It might be easy to find a supplier, but finding a high-quality and reliable one is a completely different story.
There several ways to go about finding the right partners. Google is the obvious first choice in most cases, but here are a few other ways to start off:
Your personal connection. Look into your own network first. Ask around the people you know, and ask them if they know anyone who might have a good lead for you. You’ll be surprised to see how far you can get by doing just this.
Trade shows and conferences. Attend trade shows and conferences to find out the latest trends in the industry. These are great places to also meet new people who most likely can help you out in finding reliable partners. At these events, you are likely to run into companies that don’t even appear in you Google search results.
Search online. Searching on the Web can get you a ton of leads, but be sure to use caution in doing so. It’s not uncommon that many places might appear legit while the true story might be entirely different, so remember to do background checks on everyone and at the very least, meet them in person or talk to them on the phone. Remember that many good companies are still not making full use of their internet presence.
Are you planning to scale up your fashion business and are wondering how to find the right businesses to partner up with? At FactoryFinder, we’ll take care of each step, from material sourcing, sampling, manufacturing to quality control and logistics. Factoryfinder has a responsible and strong quality control team to ensure our manufacturers are on par with your quality standards. We know the stress and all the hassle that designers face when scaling up their businesses, and that’s why we don’t want anything unnecessary to get in the way of turning ideas into reality. So, are you ready to scale up your business? Send us your request anytime by clicking here and we’ll get you started.