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How to partner with a Clothing Manufacturer Company, Best way to approach a Clothing Manufacturer Factory

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For a Clothing importer or a Clothing retailer or Clothing brand that is looking to establish a long term relationship with overseas clothing manufacturers, There are basically 3 steps involved in this process of finding, establishing a long term relationship with clothing manufacturing company or a factory, those are:-

  • Process of finding the right overseas clothing manufacturer
  • Process on approaching the clothing manufacturer with your requirements
  • Process of Establishing a long term partnership with that clothing company

I have written a detailed article about the 1st process on How to find clothing manufacturers. You can read this article here. I have also written a detailed article on the 2nd process explaining best way to approach a clothing manufacturer using email and what initial questions to ask them. You can read this article here. I have also written article about the information that you need to communicate effectively to the clothing manufacturers. You can read this article here.


In this blog post, we will discuss on the methods of establishing a long term partnership with an overseas clothing manufacturer factory or a company. Once you find the right clothing manufacturer for your product and have placed initial orders with them, the next step is to establish a long term partnership with the clothing company.

  • First step to establishing a good partnership with the clothing manufacturer is to visit them in person. Usually our buyers, after placing their first orders, visit our offices and clothing factories to know more about each other. After a day’s visit we go for dinner together.
  • You can also ask your clothing manufacturer to visit your office abroad, if he is travelling to your country. After an official meeting, you can take them out for a dinner and get to know each other better. To establish a long term partnership, it is good strategy to be a good friend with the clothing manufacturer. Some of my buyers take me to their homes and introduce me to their family – this create an long lasting friendship.

These are the few possible steps involved in creating a good partnership with a clothing manufacturer.

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