Over the last couple of years the number of requests made by clients and potential clients has been on the rise. As a consequence at Uniforms by Creative we have had to shift our focus and offering and enlarge our supplier base to meet the demands and needs of our clients.
I recently sat down with one of our suppliers to find out how a good quality garment is made and why the leadtimes can vary:
Where are garments made?
“We own factories in Romania, Bangladesh and China, whilst we also work in partnership with a number of other factories in China”
There are of course a number of reasons for this:
What are the benefits of owning your own factory?
Time in transit:
Something to note about transit is that, places are becoming far more accessible and the time in transit has greatly reduced over the last decade alone. For example the other week a new (or ancient in actual fact) trade route has opened between London and China.
Arriving in the UK - Warehousing
For ourselves this is pretty much the last step before we deliver the garments to the various places. We leave the branding of our garments up to suppliers like Uniforms by Creative.
Other things to mention -
Almost all of the time there is a minimum order quantity.
Design of garment and the composition of the fabrics.
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