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Starting a Clothing Line Versus Buying off the Shelf Blanks

So, you want to start your own brand, but you’re not sure how to get your products manufactured. Choosing reputable and reliable Custom Clothing Manufacturers as your key partner will be one of the most important decisions you will make.

If you’re looking to start with only basic, branded products such as T-Shirts, Hoodies, Polo’s etc, then purchasing ‘Blanks’ and having them printed or embroidered may be a good way to start. However, if you’re looking to introduce your own unique designs, in custom colors, fit, trims, logo’s etc than it would be necessary to manufacture the products right from the starting point.

The big advantage of producing custom clothing, is that you can offer unique, one-of-a-kind products which can serve, to help build brand loyalty. However, because the made to order designs being manufactured, require the use of custom fabrics, colors, logo’s etc, all factories request minimum order quantities (MOQ’s) be respected. These can vary between 300pcs to 800pcs per style/color depending on the product, construction, and fabrication. Since the risk are higher, this requires a well thought out business strategy, adequate funding, and firm commitment by the owners.

Alternatively, if you are less concerned with offering your own designs, then going with ‘blanks’ where as little as a few dozen pieces can be purchased/screen printed may very well be the better way to go. It really all depends on the commitment of time and money, you are prepared to undertake.


Custom Clothing

Off the Shelf Blanks


Custom Clothing

Off the Shelf Blanks

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