Comments on: How to find sewing contractors http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-183521 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:21:09 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-183521 If you’re looking for a contractor, this post is required reading: 5 Reasons you can’t find a sewing contractor. Read that, then post.

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By: Denisehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-183520 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:56:45 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-183520 I have an existing product. I have been making these for approx. 5 years. Even with the bad economy i am still growing. It has gotten to the point i need help. I have put together a business plan but it hinges on finding a manufacture to help me make them. I have had some send me back samples that were not even close. They dont seem to understand this is not a new product. I am getting a little frustrated.

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By: Daniel Oakmanhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-181881 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:25:49 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-181881 I am looking for a sew contractor in the miami area for sew on tag to already made clothing. does anyone here have any suggestions?

Thank you.

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By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-75819 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:27:57 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-75819 Times change… I’m actually more concerned if they do have a business plan. These days, I think business plans are over rated. They should be doing other stuff (like reading a book first) since most plans are crazy.

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By: Alenahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-75685 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:20:51 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-75685 Thank you Kathleen, I appreciate your response which is a much needed affirmative. And you are absolutely right, providing referrals to people who may not be serious or ready (often reflected in the fact that they don’t have a business plan) is justification enough. I love your site and thank you for sharing your experience with all of us here!

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By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-75525 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:48:04 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-75525 I don’t think you’re wrong. It’s why I don’t mention contractors by name on the site. We only do referrals in our private forum and even then, only after the individual has fleshed out their plan so we know they’re ready to move forward. Otherwise the contractor will lose confidence in us for sending them people who are unprepared and will waste their time.

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By: Alenahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-75409 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:52:56 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-75409 Kathleen,
Finding a sewing contractor took time for me and it was through a referral. I keep having people coming up to me asking me who my sewing contractor is and also for the contact details. Because my sewing contractor is small and as it is , is inundated by orders that I sometimes feel that back lash through delivery delays, therefore I am reluctant to share my resource with others. In fact, I think it is insensitive to ask what I feel is confidential company information. Am I wrong?

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By: Gail Seymourhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-33015 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:32:59 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-33015 I was thinking about manufacturing a line of cotton unisex kimono style robes a while back, before the economy took a nosedive. I did a lookup in the yellow pages online here in FL, using the keywords “contract sewing”. I called every comany that I could find, and spoke to most of them that were located in the greater Miami area, which has been known for manufacturing beachwear and resortwear. Most of the companies that were willing to talk to me have companies that they constantly work for, and as a result, they weren’t open to taking on any new business. The rest of them had contracts with the government. One company, that I actually went to visit, had to downsize. Business got so slow that she was forced to give up her business location, and moved her business into what looked like a guest house adjacent to her home. She had three women sewing for her. But again, with no lack of steady cusotmers, now that she had downsized, she wasn’t open to working with someone new like me, who wasn’t able to give her steady work and who would need to start out with smallish orders. She also started a new business that was unrelated, and she wasn’t that keen on continuing in dialog with me. I finally found a woman in Oregon who is an expert craftsperson, who moved out to the countryside, where it’s hard to make a living, who said that she’d help me. She is overqualfied for my needs, but still, every time I put an ad in the local paper and interviewed people interested in making money at home part time by doing sewing for me, they were flakey. It worked when I lived in Sedona, AZ since the folks there seemed otbe more stable, but here in FL, people move a lot and their life circumstances change. It’s not easy. When I’m ready and the market recovers a bit, I’ll go to Indonesia, rent a house and stay there for a while to oversee the manufacturing of my robes in the capital city of Dempasar, and figure out how to get my finished merchandise back to the US, without it taking six months or more by boat. Most people who go there to buy items other than furniture bring lots of suitcases, and put their merchanidse on the plane, which I might have to do.

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By: Alison Cumminshttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-13151 Mon, 09 Mar 2009 23:37:28 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-13151 Trisha,

yes, this is right. The forum is where we get into specifics, and it’s available to people who have bought Kathleen’s book, which ensures that the discussion in the forum goes beyond what is in the book and doesn’t always go back over the basics. You can get the book here:
http://www.fashion-incubator.com/products_services/

FI or F-I is Fashion-Incubator.com, the site we are on right now and the community who use it.

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By: Trisha Stevenshttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/comment-page-1/#comment-13148 Mon, 09 Mar 2009 22:04:56 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2007/06/how_to_find_sewing_contractors/#comment-13148 Kathleen,

I was trying to access your strategies on finding sewing contractors but it took me to a place to sign in. Is this right? Also,what is an FI that people mentioned on this site?

Thanks,
Trisha

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