• Import Clothes from China: Prices, MOQ, Labeling & More

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    Importing clothes and textiles from China? Keep reading, and learn what you must know about sourcing clothes manufacturers, fabric specifications and design drawings.

    We also explain how you can reduce the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) requirement and compliance testing costs by streamlining the use of fabrics and colors.

    Sourcing Clothing Suppliers in China: What to look for

    a. Product Scope

    Product focus is the primary factor qualifying potential apparel manufacturers. Clothing factories are specialized in making certain types apparel, which also is reflected on their material subcontractors and machinery.

    You’ll get an idea of a supplier product scope by quickly reviewing their website or supplier page on Alibaba or Global Sources.

    That said, the business scope, as specified on the supplier’s business license, can be even more telling. Below follows an example:

    High-grade fabric weaving, dyeing and finishing; clothing, textile products in the production, processing, sales of the company products, and related products in the acquisition of export business.

    We can tell, from the business scope above, that this supplier is an export oriented textile fabric manufacturer.

    If there is no mention of ‘production’, ‘manufacturing’ or specific production procedures, the supplier is likely a trader. That category of supplier also tends to include a large number of product categories in its scope.

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    b. Product Compliance Track Record

    Buyers in many markets, mainly the United States and the European Union, must ensure compliance with various product standards and regulations. When it comes to textiles, there is a variety of substance restrictions in place, limiting the content of formaldehyde, lead and AZO dyes – among others.

    However, few apparel manufacturers can provide compliance documents (i.e., test reports). Thus making it hard to assess a clothing supplier capability to produce compliant goods.

    Instead, compliance documents are far more often held by textile fabrics subcontractors, and overseas buyers, rather than the apparel factory.

    That being said, our experience tells us that the risk of non-compliance (i.e., a product that fails compliance testing) is low, when importing clothes from China.

    Our clients have submitted material samples for REACH and California Proposition 65 testing on a frequent basis in the last few years, and very few have failed testing.

    There is, however, one exception. Coated fabrics. Buyers of waterproof fabrics with TPU or PVC coating must take extra care, as the coating may contain phthalates and other restricted substances.

    c. Quality Management System and Social Compliance

    A Quality Management System (i.e, ISO 9001:2008) is implemented in the supplier’s production flow to track and limit defects.

    Among clothing manufacturers, far from all suppliers hold QMS certification. Clothes importers are wise to not rely on the suppliers to manage quality, but shall implement their own quality assurance procedures.

    Social compliance has been a hot topic in the industry in recent years. Especially since the collapse of Rana plaza in April 2013. That occurred in Dhaka, Bangladesh, not in China. I’d also dare to say the (overall) degree of workplace safety is higher in China, compared to other Asian manufacturing destinations.

    That being said, a supplier with social compliance audit reports at hand are to be preferred. Look for suppliers with BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) and Sedex certification.

    What to Include in the Techpack

    a. Fabric Specifications

    Fabric specifications can be based on an existing ‘standard fabric’ or an OEM specification. The latter may result in a vast increase of the lead time, and the MOQ. We’ll back to the MOQ in a bit, but first follows a list of fabric specifications:

    • Material / Fiber Composition (i.e., 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex)
    • Weight (i.e., 240 gsm)
    • Yarn Count (i.e., 40 x 40)
    • Yarn Type (i.e., Combed)
    • Colors (Pantone or RAL)
    • Treatment (i.e., Flame Retardance)
    • Coating (i.e., PU Coating)

    Notice that clothing factories generally procure fabrics from textiles manufacturers. Most clothing suppliers can provide lists of generic cotton and synthethic textiles offered, through their network of subcontractors.

    However, if you have specific fabrics requirements (i.e., Bamboo rayon, Organic Cotton or OEKO Tex Standard 100 Fabrics), you should go directly to a textiles manufacturer. That will make it a lot easier to find the right type of fabrics.

    The process is best explained in these two articles:

    made in china label

    b. Bill of Materials (Components)

    All components must be listed in the bill of materials, and may include everything from fabric pieces to zippers. The quantity of each component, on a per unit basis, must also be specified.

    • Buttons
    • Zippers
    • Velcro
    • Seam material

    c. Design

    Design elements can be replicated from reference samples, or design drawings. However, limiting yourself to only one of two is unwise. A physical sample provides a much needed reference product for the supplier during the sample development process.

    However, design elements must also be communicated as design drawings, which also serves as attachments to sales contracts and other product documentation.

    • Reference samples
    • Sample photocopies
    • Design drawings

    The design drawings shall also show the position of washing labels, prints and embroideries, for the sake of reducing the risk of misunderstandings.

    d. Size Table

    Size Table Sample

    A size table lists dimensions for all sizes. This is a complement to the design drawing, on which the various measurements are to be specified (i.e., chest width and length). The following measurements may be included:

    • Chest
    • Hem
    • Length
    • Arm
    • Collar (Front)
    • Collar (Back)
    • Shoulder Width

    d. Logos

    All print and embroidery files must be provided in either .ai or .eps format. Include the following:

    • Washing Labels
    • Embroidery
    • Print

    Techpackaer.com further explains why the Techpack is critical when outsourcing apparel production to Chinese, and other Asian, manufacturers.

    Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)

    When importing clothes from China, the MOQ is usually set at around 500 to 1000 pcs per product. There is a reason for this. Clothing manufacturers must purchase a certain quantity from the textile fabrics and component suppliers.

    This quantity requirement is then reflected on the MOQ the clothing manufacturer must set.

    Clothing suppliers are not only setting MOQ requirements per product (i.e., design), but also per color, fabric and size. Hence, clothing importers must request the following MOQs from prospective apparel makers:

    • MOQ per Fabric
    • MOQ per SKU
    • MOQ per Color
    • MOQ per Size

    For further clarification of how the MOQ is structured, an example follows below:

    • MOQ per Fabric: 1000 pcs (Set by subcontractor)
    • MOQ per SKU: 500 pcs (Indirectly by subcontractor)
    • MOQ per Color: 500 pcs (Set by subcontractor)
    • MOQ per Size: 250 pcs (Set by Clothes supplier)

    Clothing suppliers are generally more willing to offer a lower MOQ when it’s in their own control to do so. As we see in the list above, the SKU MOQ is often based on the MOQ per color.

    The latter is in turn set by the fabrics supplier, rather than the clothing factory.

    This is even more obvious when we look at the Size MOQ, for which the supplier can afford to be more flexible. This also explains why a lower order volume results in a limited material option.

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    Reducing the MOQ requirement when importing clothing

    Now, 500 pcs per SKU is not a terribly large volumes. It’s barely enough to keep a medium sized clothes factory running for more than a couple of hours.

    However, most brands are not limited to only one product. Hence, an MOQ requirement of 1000 units per product is multiplied by the number of SKUs in your catalog. A

    s such, startup brands and small businesses have the following options:

    1. Reduce the number of SKUs
    2. Reuse fabrics and colors on as many SKUs as possible

    Option 2 enables the supplier to both satisfy the MOQ requirements set by subcontractors, while offering its overseas buyers a reduced MOQ. As said, Clothes manufacturers can afford to be a bit more flexible when it comes to the processes they manage in house. For example, cutting and sewing.

    Yet, expect a reduced volume to result in an increased unit price.

    This strategy offers another benefit. Substance testing costs (i.e., REACH and California Proposition 65) are largely based on the number the number of fabrics and colors. Hence, compliance testing costs can be vastly reduced by limiting the number of fabric and colors used to make a collection.

    Most countries only require the importer to provide material test reports (if any applicable substance regulations), rather than product specific test reports (with the notable exception of children’s clothing).

    Shipping Textiles and Apparel from China

    Clothing is a high volume product. As air freight charges quickly run up due to ‘Volumetric charges’, shipping by sea is the only viable mode of transportation – for anything but minor sample deliveries.

    Sea freight charges are based on three factors; Incoterm, volume and destination.

    For more information on sea freight when importing clothing and textiles from China, read the following articles:

    Textiles & Apparel Trade Fairs in Mainland China and Hong Kong

    Global Sources Fashion Trade Show

    • Location: Hong Kong
    • When: January (Fall / Winter) and July (Spring / Summer)

    Product list:

    • Bags & Luggage
    • Fashion jewelry
    • Scarves & Gloves
    • Belts & Footwear
    • Accessories
    • Socks
    • Eye-wear
    • Kids Apparel
    • Fabrics, Lace & Trimmings
    • Sweater & Knitwear
    • Sportswear
    • Casual Wear
    • Down Jacket & Outerwear
    • Underwear & Sleepwear
    • Swimwear & Beachwear

    Canton Fair Phase 3 (Guangzhou)

    • Location: Guangzhou (Mainland China)
    • When: April/May and October/November

    Product list:

    • Men and Women’s Clothing
    • Kids’ Wear
    • Underwear
    • Sports and Casual Wear
    • Furs, Leather, Downs & Related Products
    • Fashion Accessories and Fittings
    • Home Textiles
    • Textile Raw Materials & Fabrics
    • Carpets & Tapestries
    • Shoes
    • Office Supplies
    • Cases and Bags
    • Sports, Travel and Recreation Products

    Hong Kong Fashion Week for (Hong Kong)

    • Location: Hong Kong
    • When: January (Fall / Winter) and July (Spring / Summer)

    Product list:

    • Ladies’ wear
    • Men’s wear
    • Babies and children’s wear
    • Sportswear
    • Lingerie
    • Swimwear
    • Evening wear
    • Handbags
    • Shoes
    • Costume jewelry
    • Fabrics
    • Buttons
    • Labels
    • Inspection, testing, certification & verification services

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  • 262 Responses to “Import Clothes from China: Prices, MOQ, Labeling & More

    1. Curtis at 1:36 pm

      Hello Group,
      My name is Curtis Baker. While I do hope I am not breaking any of the site rules, I have to tell you about us. Our company is a clothing manufacturer based out of China, with over 24 years of excellent service. We specialize in sweaters, knit crochet swimwear and lingerie. This is our core and what we excel at.

    2. Sphamandla at 1:40 am

      Hi I’m an South African guy…
      Im interested in shipping gym wear from China… But with my own name brand in it… Can u guys help me.

    3. Man Kumar Tamang at 4:22 pm

      Hello There,
      My Name is Man kumar Tamang from Nepal,
      I want to start up a small new business here in Nepal, mainly i’m planing to start up as sport products for Men-women’s both. I would like to request your kind assistance for importing good product in low cost? what document are request for importing goods?

      Thanks and Regards,
      Man Kumar

    4. Neha at 12:54 pm

      Hello,
      Looking to source Kids apparels and accessories. Can you help?
      [email protected]

      Thanks

    5. Monica at 1:10 pm

      Hi my name is Monica i live in Australia and i need a designer to help me with my clothing line so how do i go about it

      1. Ivan Malloci at 3:58 pm

        Hello Monica,

        if you just need a designer, you could try to see if you can find it on Upwork.com (or similar platforms that match clients with professional figures)

    6. Devayani at 5:04 am

      Hi Fredrik,

      I am from India and have a kidswear business for past 2 yrs. So, i would like to import cloths to have the high quality. Since, you said in earlier post that, you have the experience in kidswear. Could you please guide me regarding the same.
      Thanks,
      Devayani

      1. Ivan Malloci at 2:36 am

        Hi there,

        your question is very general. The best we can do in this case is to follow the advice published in our articles. Note that, for kids, more strict regulations usually apply.

    7. Starry at 10:03 am

      Hey Fredrik,

      It’s real a trustful article. I am a kids manufacturer from China and normally we make kids clothes for domestic clients. But we want to do business with more clients from all over the world, could you help me that? We have our own designs and we update very quickly, dresses, kids suits, pants, T-shirts etc. We could do the order as the client’s request, such as designs,fabric. it’s no problem for us. Please guide me for further process.

      Thank you

      Starry

    8. Ruchika at 4:47 pm

      I am to start a online baby and kids clothing business can u guide me to start my business like i want to import my products from China aor nearby. Pl guide me in detail.

    9. Chantal van den Bergh at 10:27 pm

      Good day
      I would like to import quality plus size swimwear, casual wear and lingerie from China for my online shop that I’m starting.

      Could you kindly advise where the best place to shop from would be. I have been online with several suppliers, but do think that I’m able to get it cheaper.

      Thank you

    10. Khanyisa at 1:58 pm

      Hi
      I’m from Johannesburg South Africa and looking to open my own boutique. I want to import ladies fashionable wear from tops, dresses jeans to shoes & need a manufacturing company that can provide me with good quality products at an affordable price.

      Thank you in advance.

    11. ISMELA RASHE at 11:43 pm

      Hello,

      I have read your whole article and got encouraged to do a new business in the garments sector. I am very pleased to your see your motivation towards the beginner . However, I would like to export the buttons and fabrics items from China. Can you suggest me any good manufacturer ?

      It would be a great help and I am looking forward into it.

      Thanks in advance

    12. bruno at 5:21 pm

      Dear Sirs,

      I want to import baby clothes, but I heard its better from Indonesia, Vietnam or Tailand.
      Better quality and prices, is this true?

      Can you contac me and give more informations?

    13. Mphonyane at 5:47 pm

      Hello

      I am a growing entrepreneur i would like to import some clothing from China, where do I start please assist ?

    14. Kenzi at 8:10 pm

      Hi! I am starting an online children’s boutique and I am also looking for suppliers. I have looked on Alibaba and DHgate but I am having trouble with reaching MOQ’s because of how small I am. I like more of the trendy type clothes. Can you help me?

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:33 am

        Hi Kenzi,

        Which country are you based in?

    15. Anja at 8:48 am

      Hi,

      I’m Anja from Mauritius. I want to import fashionable clothes & accessories from China for my shop. I’m looking for some suppliers in China who can give me discounts while buying in bulk. Kindly guide me.
      Thanks

    16. Samson at 3:27 pm

      Hi ,
      My name is Samson and am from India. Am planning to import Girl Children Readymade Garments, Shoes, Accessories from China. I have been exploring Alibaba and discussing with various suppliers. Am looking for a Sourcing Agent help who could help me Identify and Source Garments from the right supplier in China, Negotiate prices etc.,., Could you guide me on the same

    17. Bisoux at 1:30 am

      Hello.
      I am based in South Africa and looking at importing a range of baby apparel & other must-have baby accessories. I would love your assistance in suggesting the best place to start with suppliers in China. Thanks a million.

    18. Hannah at 11:44 pm

      Hi,

      I am starting a new business in baby and female clothing. I am looking for potential manufacturers. Please contact if you work in this line of business.

    19. Ayka at 9:12 pm

      Hello, I am going to Visit China for my business by May 2017, and when i come I would like to see fabrics which could make the cloth that I design and theres more to my plans. Please email me for further information.
      Thanks.

    20. Liz at 12:17 am

      Hello,
      I need a manufacturing company that can provide me with good quality products/services in kids clothing(ages 0-15) ,high quality shoes and purses at a fair price. will appreciate your advise.

    21. Netsi at 12:26 pm

      hello,

      i’m interested in starting my own maternity dress brand and i have no any business idea please advise me.

      1. ChinaImportal at 1:20 am

        Hi,

        We sent you an email a few days ago. You should have received it by now.

    22. Omar at 7:02 pm

      hello,

      i’m interested in starting my own sportswear brand and i’m looking for manufacturers in China that can produce custom made sports clothes. please let me know if you can help me with that :)

      1. ChinaImportal at 1:24 am

        Hi,

        We sent you an email a few days ago. You should have received it by now.

    23. Roxana at 5:13 pm

      Hi Fredrick!! I’m Roxana and I’m from Mexico, I have read your article about importing clothes and fabrics from China, I’m about to develop a proyect, I want to design pajamas and I need to find a fabric supplier that not only have good quality fabric, but that put my designs on fabric (usually patterns),  I want those to be very soft and comfy, I’m very exited to start my own bussiness! 

      1. ChinaImportal at 1:45 am

        Hello Roxana,

        We will contact you by email later today

    24. Dianne at 5:24 am

      I am very interested to start a business of baby products like clothes ,shoes and other baby neccesories, products from china and of good quality. If yo can help me with this and let me know in which city in china there are good baby products manufacturers. and how can i start this business.Waiting for your reply. Thank you!

    25. Toni at 2:40 pm

      Good day,

      I am a lady based in south africa, I have been looking for a job to no success for two years now.
      This afternoon to came to mind that we do not have outlets that sell gym apparels at a good price, you will mostly find the known brands at department stores and they are quiet expensive…I do not know anything about importing, have basic knowledge of garment construction and I love clothes.
      I have recently found a love for healthy living and have been spending more time at the gym and have notice there that people, women and men feel comfortable and confident when in full gym apparel either in famous brands or not…Please advice on where would I have to start in if I wear to start importing gym clothing from China and its neighbouring countries

    26. Julia at 9:40 pm

      Great information. I’m looking to start a small business selling baby clothes and accessories. Any tips on getting started & tips for finding good manufacturers for our own new brand for baby’s. Is there an website, company that have information about manufacturers? Also tips on private labeling or any regulations to be aware of? I live in California. I’m very brand new so on step # 1.

    27. rebekah at 12:14 am

      Thanks for the great info. I am starting up a web base shop for gothic / steampunk clothing and accessories, Would you please be able to point me in the right direction to some suppliers. Many thanks in advance.

    28. Sharon at 1:01 pm

      Hi, thank you for the interesting article! i want to start a clothing business for woman, and not sure how to find the right manufacturer, and the overall cost of shipping. i will be more than happy to hear your advise.
      Thank you,
      Sharon

    29. Nicole at 6:25 pm

      Hello,

      Is anyone able to point me in the direction of some cut and sew manufacturers based in china/thailand/hong kong/portugal/morocco that import to the UK. I need some samples for some of my designs – dresses/two piece outfits/jumpsuits – made as soon as possible. Thanks.

      1. ChinaImportal at 2:01 am

        Hello Nicole,

        We will contact you by email in a couple of hours

    30. John at 5:40 pm

      Hello,

      Could you send me a list of China/india/Thailand/others manufacturers and/or catalogue for Adults and Kids clothing for a small business here in the USA. For now, I’m interested in mainly Pullover Hoodies, Long and Short Sleeve TShirts, and Beanies. I would eventually need Sweat Pants too. I would like my own artwork printed so I’ll need someone to do the printing too. Thanks for any help.

    31. Vie at 1:06 pm

      Hi,

      Could you send me your list of manufacturers/catalogue for kids (toddler) clothing for a small business in India. Would like my own label on stuff and I don’t want stuff that is currently on Alibaba as it’s very common

    32. Arnia Arona at 2:39 pm

      Hi looking to find a manufacturer/fabric sourcing company probably in China to NZ. I am wanting to get short/long kaftans made so looking for lace/georgette/satin materials – blingy as well. Have had a good search around but because I dont know a lot about it, I feel you may be able to help point me into the right direction.

      1. ChinaImportal at 4:45 am

        Hello,

        We will contact you by email (unless we’ve already done that)

    33. Elizabeth Gomez at 2:38 pm

      Hej Fredrik!

      Tack för din mycket informativa guide om import av kläder från Kina.

      Vi är en Svensk underkläders startup med säte i Stockholm men vår target marknad är Västafrika. Vi vill gärna ta hjälp av dig att hitta lämpliga tillverkare som vill exportera till Afrika.

      Mvh
      Elizabeth

      1. ChinaImportal at 10:10 am

        Hello Elizabeth,

        We will contact you by email

    34. Maria at 9:46 am

      Hi there,

      I want to source bikinis and ladies swim wear from China to ireland. Have you any advice for reputable wholesalers of swimwear. Thank you very much

      1. ChinaImportal at 10:13 am

        Hi Maria,

        You should have received our email by now?

    35. isoken at 4:44 am

      Hi
      I am looking to open my very first kids clothing store here in the US in a few months. I need help with getting in touch with suppliers and knowing I am getting good quality for the money

    36. Michael dedhan at 1:39 pm

      Looking to import men’s clothes and general sportswear

    37. Sahara Basnyat at 5:51 pm

      Hi,
      I’m planning to import children’s fancy dress from guangzhou. I’m looking for a good quality children’s clothing. Could you please assist me with sourcing all the list of good suppliers along with their address as well as the process of importing the goods.
      Looking forward to hear from you.
      Thank you.

    38. Lindsay at 8:23 am

      Good day,

      I am based in South Africa, Cape Town. I would like to start an online store for womens trendy fashion.
      Could you please assist me with sourcing suppliers as well as the process of the importing of the goods?

      Thank you.

    39. Inya at 10:50 pm

      Hi,
      I am starting a children’s clothing line and I will be in Guangzhou in the last week of July, 2016.
      I am potentially looking for OEM manufacturers for good quality children’s clothing.
      Please can you assist me with details of children’s clothing manufacturers in Guangzhou?
      The email in my previous message was wrong.
      Thank you.

      1. Inya at 10:52 pm

        My email has been updated.

      2. ChinaImportal at 4:47 am

        Hi Inya,

        We will contact you today or tomorrow

    40. radhika at 9:23 am

      Hello ,
      its is quite urgent. i want to start an online business of garments and accessories but i m unable to find the correct way of getting the suppliers . the products designs shouldnt be cheap and also if we can give them my label ?

      please guide on to whom should i contact and proceed .

      1. radhika at 9:55 am

        no reply till now .

    41. Chidy at 2:09 am

      Mr fredrick…tanks for all the information but can get used cloths from alibaba,

    42. Guanita at 8:15 pm

      To whom it may concern,

      I have run an online shop for about a year now from Windhoek Namibia. …I had a supplier whom provided by me with images for advertisement purposes. I would place my orders twice monthly and receive items as per order. It’s been two weeks now where I have not received any feedback from her. I really enjoy what I am doing but with no supplier I am forced to stall. I really want to continue with my business. But I need a supplier or advise on getting advertising material and import items…

      Please be so kind as to assist or direct me in the right direction.

      Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

      Hope to hear from you soon.
      With kind regards,
      Guanita

    43. Doug at 2:59 am

      Hi,

      Please contact me. I have a mens streetwear business and am in the process of finding a manufacturer. I’ve been doing some research and it seems China is one of the better places to source out of.

      Look forward to receiving your email.

      1. ChinaImportal at 4:23 am

        Hi Doug,

        You should have been contacted by our representative by now

    44. tam at 12:11 am

      hi

      i am looking for high altitude jackets and pants from china ….please advise the supplier list if possible to connect with .

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:25 am

        Hi Tam,

        We will contact you by email!

    45. Emma at 4:12 am

      hello,
      I am Emma, from China,
      we run the big swimwear factory since 1990s. but the business abroad goes very slow.
      how can I deal with this situation.
      our factory is the biggest in north of China. but with so less good customer. we really dont know how to explore the business.

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:30 am

        Hi Emma,

        Then you need to get better at marketing and sales. The times are changing, and you are probably waking up way too late to this fact.

        Many suppliers have been very arrogant towards their buyers, and on top of that – failed to improve their internal procedures.

        A good (but late) start would be to ask what your business can do for your customers, and not the other way around (which is the standard mode of operation)

    46. uyangatuul at 9:37 am

      Hi!

      I have small shop in Mongolia. I always bought children clothes from Beijing, Bairong market.But all of these so bad material and customers complaining. End of March I went to Guangzhou and didn’t find children clothes. Shop clothes was same as Beijing price. Just now i am very interested on bringing good quality women and children clothes from China and do the commercial operations here but of course with known brands, could you please contact me by email so i can know more information about the websites i should visit so i can get excellent products from very known brands?

      Kind Regard

    47. Amy at 4:20 pm

      Hi, thanks for this information it has really helped me, I’m based in the UK and am looking to set up my own business supplying hats and bibs, stupidly i have rushed into buying some samples without considering the regulations which i imagine won’t be compliant when they arrive.
      Are these items classed as clothes or accessories? i read in your other blog that accessories don’t have regulations but children’s clothing does therefore I’m little confused and would appreciate your help-thanks.

      1. ChinaImportal at 11:09 am

        Hi Amy,

        No, it’s not true that there are no regulations that apply to accessories. What we meant is that there may not be any regulations that apply specifically to accessories.

        But, there are regulations (labelling and substance restrictions) that apply to basically all consumer products, accessories included.

        However, first we need to know this: Which market are you based in?

        Depending on the answer, you may be interested in our Compliance Guide: Apparel & Textiles, which you can find right here: https://www.chinaimportal.com

    48. Ashley at 7:48 pm

      Hello, I am looking for information on the best places to buy baby and girls boutique clothing to resell in the USA. What rules and regulation I need to know. Who to buy from and what to look out for. And any tricks or pointers will help. Thank you!

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:23 am

        Hi Ashley,

        You need to be aware of the following regulations:

        1. CPSIA
        2. CA Prop 65
        3. FHSA
        4. FFA

        In addition, there are apparel labelling requirements that you need to be aware of. Our Compliance Guide: Apparel & Textiles (United States), could help answering many of your questions. However, it’s not focused on children’s clothing.

        You can read more here: https://www.chinaimportal.com

    49. Kia at 2:55 am

      Hello,

      I plan to open up a women’s online store and have been considering purchasing items from Alibiba for resell but I’m unsure if all of their items are replicas of established brands in the US. Can I place my logo on the items on Alibiba/Aliexpress. Ultimately like most people I want to provide my clients with an excellent product but I also want to make sure I avoid as many lawsuits as possible. If you have any recommendations it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:46 am

        Hi Kia,

        What you find on Alibaba is not “ready made” goods but reference products, showcasing what the suppliers is able to produce

    50. Sonia at 4:26 pm

      Hi Fredrick,
      Superb article.

      Pls could you send details as to suppliers for children clothing and women scarves and stoles..
      I’m from India.
      Thanks a lot

    51. Michelle at 2:59 pm

      Hie I am looking for a reputable corporate wear manufacturer and supplier for a company of 1200 people.

      Kindly advise on the best route I can take to find a Corporate Wear supplier in China

    52. Hollie Cagney at 3:22 pm

      Hi,

      I have bought some kids stuff from aliexpress and dh gate, items seem in good quality but the labels are in Chinese. I am starting up my website and I don’t want to break any rules or lose customers by selling items where the labels aren’t in English (including care labels).

      Can you please advise on what I can do?

      Kind Regards,

      Hollie Cagney

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 3:35 am

        Hi Hollie,

        You are probably breaking more rules than just labeling requirements. Assuming you are based in the UK, you may need to ensure compliance with REACH and EN 71, including submitting samples for third party testing. I advise you to not resell these products.

    53. elena at 3:32 pm

      hello
      ,i am planing to open a small business with woman clothes ,i am from Cyprus ,and as most of people I was thinking to import from China

    54. marianne tholfsen at 12:03 am

      Hi,
      I am looking for a good manufacture to seew my kidsclothes design, can you please recommande some.
      Norwegian designer
      Marianne Tholfsen

    55. HEMANT MISTRI at 10:17 am

      Dear sir,

      i would like to request you that please help me to grow my garment bussiness specially for kids clothes i just want to open the clothes from china market can you please suggest me where is the proper place for buy the product with good quality with affordable price.

    56. Lyn at 7:16 am

      HI Fredrik,

      I would like to start an online business on ladies clothing and accessories and kids clothing and accessories.

      Could you please provide suppliers from China that makes good quality clothing?

      My aim one day is to make my own design and put my own label but manufactured in China.

      Any information you provide is very much appreciated.

      Kind regards,

      Lyn

    57. Tiffany at 12:31 am

      Hello! I found this information very helpful. I am looking to import Childrens clothing for my small boutique. But I need to comply with US standards and safety testing. Do you have any other resources you can recommend to me? I have no idea how to get started :) Thanks!

    58. Faisal Durrani at 10:03 pm

      Hello Fredrick,

      I am a businessman here in the UK and about to expand my online apparel store. I am quite interested in importing fashionable apparel for the European market, however alibaba.com is filled with companies selling almost the same generic clothes with the same pictures. Now I dont know which ones are fake and which ones really sell that good quality product regardless of them being a bit expensive. Do you have any companies you would recommend for importing clothes from? Thank you very much for your help in advance.

    59. Liliane at 8:56 pm

      I would like to open a fashion for ladies online business here in Canada. I would like to know a good supplier that can provide good quality of dresses..
      Please advise.
      Tks,
      Liliane

    60. CHarris at 4:04 pm

      I am a seamstress looking to have small quantities of my designs duplicated as well I’m looking to purchase good quality apparel and shoes for ladies and children for my boutique. Any suggestions on manufacturers and suppliers to connect with? I would appreciate any assistance you can give. In China but not limited to China only. Thank you

      1. Chinh, Tran at 4:34 am

        Hi Harris,

        We are a garment manufacturer in Hanoi, Vietnam.
        We deal in sampling, sourcing and manufacturing of men’s and women’s wear and fashion.
        Should you are interested, please contact us.
        Regards,
        Chinh, Tran

    61. Rack at 10:12 am

      Hi Fredrik,
      I’m start wholesale shop of girls kids clothing.
      I’m looking for a good quality manufacture as I won’t compromise of the quality.
      Is there any way you can help?
      Can you recommend a good reliable manufacture with wholesale prices?

      1. Monica Sizana at 2:01 pm

        Dear Sir

        I am very confused right now. I want to start selling woman and kids clothing by myself. I am not really familiar with suppliers in Chinese suppliers and how to differentiate the quality.

        Could you kindly advise me on how to go about choosing a good supplier.
        I want to start off with samples.
        Then, make a small order and see how the market relates to my products.
        I will highly appreciate your help.

    62. EF at 2:57 pm

      Hi,
      I am interested in importing rejected clothing – kids/adults – from China. Grateful if you can give me some of the steps to follow to get genuine ones.

    63. Gem at 11:28 pm

      Hi Fredrik,

      I’m looking for a good quality manufacture for children’s and baby clothing , Is there any way you can help?
      Can you recommend a good reliable manufacture with good prices?

    64. christina at 4:20 am

      Hi Alex
      Im looking at starting up my own online-clothing and childrens room and party decor store. Just wanted some assistance with doing so. Will be importing mainly from alibaba and aliexexpress etc and just wanted some guidance, thanks christina

    65. Max gill at 6:52 pm

      Hi Fredrik,

      I’m desperate to start my own clothing business, more specifically men’s wear! I’m extremely interested in the Chinese market and finding numerous suitable distributors!
      I’m looking for good quality cotton. I would really appreciate it if you could get in contact so I could gain a further understanding!

      Great article!

      Max

    66. Dominique at 5:31 pm

      Hi Fredick,
      This was one of the most informational articles I have read! I am about to start a women’s fashion/urbanwear and children’s apparel store. I want to sell the clothes both locally and online.I would love if you could refer me to quality venders or descent venders from China. My business will be based in the U.S.
      Thanks

    67. Tabby at 5:55 am

      Fredrik Grönkvist

      I am residing in South Africa. I am planning to start a boutique with vintage style for ladies and men, importing from China and other Countries. I also am not willing to compromise with quality.

      May you kindly assist with Some advice.

      Thank you in advance.

    68. Vince at 10:16 pm

      Hi
      We are an silicon valley based box subscription startup looking to source mens clothing.

      Our main interests are mens clothing and accessories.

      Can you please contact me.

      Vince

    69. Gugu at 9:58 am

      Hi Fredick,
      I am a home based ladies-wear and jewellery seller and am looking to expand my business into a boutique. I want to import from China but absolutely do not know where to start. I tried to download the e-book but it doesn’t seem to come through.
      Please kindly help me. I am based in East London,South Africa

    70. JITENDER at 5:16 am

      Hello sir,
      I want to start business in India , importing from China, please advise some business at my mail [email protected]

    71. Sheryl at 9:03 pm

      HI Fredrik Grönkvist

      I am looking for a manufacturing company I don’t need it to be USA or China.. just a place of good quality and of course low cost for an outdoor cover product. Can you send me in the right direction? and when i choose the manufacturer do they supply the fabric, packaging and shipping? Thanks so much for you help. I kinda need this info asap.. if you can help.. :-)))

      Best, Sheryl

    72. Naomi Addis at 4:15 pm

      Hi
      I have a small online boutique currently stocking mostly accessories/statement jewellery from Ali express however they seem to take forever to arrive so i am looking for maybe one or tow suppliers that i can work with independantly, do you have any advice how to find any reliable ones? i am also looking to start selling clothes but would like to find someone who can work in english sizes as everything i have ordered from china so far has come up tiny! I am based in the UK. Amy help you can give would be much appreciated

      1. Naomi Addis at 4:16 pm

        Apologies, previous email address was incorrect, this one is the correct one

    73. Lydia at 7:55 am

      Hi Fredrick,
      I am in London and I am starting a clothing and accessories business inspired by designer brands online. I want to come to China in September and would like to go to wholesale clothing companies and manufacturers specialising in bandage dress and women’s clothes. I will like a guide, some one that can take me to factories and wholesalers and would like you to recommend any good company or persons? What the bset way to ship my products, the best city to go to

    74. VISHAL NAGDA at 8:55 am

      HI MR.FREDRIK,
      i reside in INDIA and want to start with a business of baby products like clothes ,,shoes.. n other baby neccessity, so i want to import all baby products from china and of good quality.So can u help me with this n let me know in which city in china there are good baby products manufacturers. and how can i start this business.Waiting for your reply.
      THANK YOU,

    75. Eduardo at 8:11 pm

      Hii!

      I am a buisiness man in Colombia i am very interested on bringing very fashionable clothes from China and do the commercial operations here but of coure with known brands, could you please contact me by email so i can know more information about the websites i should visit so i can get excellent products from very known brands?

      Kind Regards

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 2:58 am

        Hello Eduardo,

        We will contact you by email shortly to see if there’s some way we can help you out

        1. Sofia Khan. at 8:43 pm

          Hi

          I’m starting my own children clothes business I need some information regarding kids clothes and labels and etc please could you help me?? Please

    76. Ahmed at 6:37 pm

      Great Post Fredrik.

      I’m an avid reader of your posts and you inspired me to start my own blog in the importing field.
      I just wanted to thank you for your amazing contributions and also say that importing clothes from China can also be made easier by using drop-shipping services and wholesale websites that are based in China,most of the time they have experience shipping abroad with a huge product selection and amazing delivery times.

      Keep up the good work..

    77. Neelimma at 1:18 pm

      Hi Fredrik

      Thanks for sharing this article.

      Your article is very helpful to gain an insight in importing from china.

      I am from India and I am planning to start a boutique for babies and kids ( clothes, shoes and accessories) in india and later in Qatar. It would be extremely grateful if you could help me find some trustworthy wholesalers or manufacturers. I do not wish to compromise with quality but i am looking at getting a good deal.

      I look forward to your response and thank you in advance.

      Regards,
      Neelimma

    78. trish at 3:29 pm

      Hi , I too am looking at importing children clothing from China to be sold as a little online business her in Australia, could you give some supplier/ wholesalers names please, all would love my own label on the clothing to thanks for your information, your article was very informative, thank you Trish

    79. Hannah at 6:42 am

      Hi I was hoping you could help me, I want to start an eBay store for women’s xs clothing from china, I want really good quality but I’m not sure how to go about it

    80. Harish at 4:14 pm

      Hi Fredrik,
      Thanks for sharing this article.
      I am from India and I am planning to import Kids fashion apparels from china.
      It will be helpful, if you could help me finding reliable wholesalers or manufacturers of kids clothing.

      Regards,
      Harish.

    81. Theoni at 10:36 am

      Hi Fredrik

      I have noticed on many occasions the address details provided via “Made in China” website is not the same as the address on the suppliers website. I’m assuming I should use the suppliers address right? Yes dumb question… :-)

      Thanks

      Theoni

    82. Annie at 11:02 am

      This may be a very silly question. I am wanting to start a kids business for little girls to sell clothes and accessories and stuff I have made in Australia. If I buy no name girls and baby clothes from alibaba and alI express, can I resell them here in Australia ? Do I need a license ? Will I be in trouble if I buy and resell from China

    83. jendz at 7:44 am

      Hi
      I am thinking to start a ladies and men apparel with cheap branded clothings.. can you help me to find out how can I get a supplier please. I am going to seel it online also. thank you

    84. aaLee at 7:58 pm

      Hi there!
      I want information too…
      My interest is in women and baby clothes and accesories…
      Thank you!!
      :D

    85. Sharon at 11:11 am

      Hello,
      My dream of running my own baby boutique has finally come true. However l feel l am at a dead end with sourcing a supplier ! I have searched so many websites that l am so confused. I am also new to all this so l am not sure how to go about finding the right supplier. Wondering if you can lead me in the right direction please.
      Thank you
      Sharon

    86. Randa Alfahham at 9:30 am

      I am just starting my Women garments business . specifically I am trading in Islamic apparel . Any way I am planning to have products in my company name. My company is located in USA. What should I do. Please need your help.

    87. abhishek at 9:47 am

      Hi
      I want to start a mens clothes business so i interested to import clothes so i want your cloths material and price

    88. Yeh at 7:57 pm

      Hi!
      Thanks for the great article and your generosity.

      Our company is having some trouble finding a quality factory to produce high end children and baby accessories. We are well versed with all applicable US & EU standards.
      We need a reputable factory that has an eye for detail and quality. Should be capable for machine and hand work. Factory could be in either in Asia or Europe, as long it can match quality, lead times and price point.
      Would you be able to direct us?
      Thank you very much!

      Yeh

    89. Daniela Waterland at 4:54 pm

      HI Frederick,

      Ive recently finished a degree in Chinese in Scotland and I’m looking to start my own brand of childrens clothing, starting with babies and venturing up to around the age of around 8/9. Having been to a factory in China that makes wedding dresses i’ve seen for myself that quality and some of the processes. However, i’m more concerned about the safety regulations and ensuring that the clothes are fit for wear. Do you have an any information regarding companies in China that make childrens clothings that also follow UK safety guidelines?

      Thanks,
      Daniela

    90. Mark G at 9:21 pm

      Fredrik,

      It seems like you have helped a lot of people out with your article as well as your eagerness to reply to the questions that people post – Thanks! My friend and I are going to start our own clothing company (importing from China) and I was wondering what kind of info or tips you have on determining a good or bad supplier in terms of the working conditions of their factories and how the employees are treated.

      Thanks,

      Mark

    91. Vidhi Bhati at 2:04 pm

      Hi Fredrik,
      Your article was very helpful to gain an insight in importing clothes from china.
      I am based out of India and i am planning to import women’s fashion apparels( Trousers, blouses, dresses, shoes, bags, fashion jewelry) from china and resell them in India.
      I have been browsing through websites of wholesalers and manufacturers, reading reviews about them, trying to find any help that i can ( that’s how i landed here, at chinaimportal), but could not reach a concrete conclusion yet.
      I would be extremely grateful if you could help me find some trustworthy wholesalers or manufacturers of women clothing. I am expecting the quality that we find at Zara, H&M, forever 21, etc. I do not wish to compromise with quality but i am looking at getting a good deal.
      Awaiting your response.
      Thanking you in anticipation.

      1. Zama at 10:32 am

        Hi Vidhi

        I am interested in going the same direction as you, I’m based in Johannesburg, South Africa and wish to import ladies clothing similar to those found at Zara, Topshop, H&M etc. but am not willing to compromise on quality. Have you had any luck with suppliers/manufacturers, and if yes, would you be so kind as to point me in the direction of their websites. Thanks in advance, all the best in your business venture.

    92. Dhriti at 5:34 pm

      Hi Fredrik,

      I am based out of India and i am looking at starting an e-commerce store mainly for women’s clothing and other quirky items.

      My concern is how do i look for a genuine supplier? I am all in for ordering samples of everything, but i am confused whom to trust what with so many suppliers on Alibaba all proclaiming of high quality products. I do not want to go for low quality products.

      Do you know any trusted suppliers?
      Ways to look for them and know they are genuine?
      Any other websites you would suggest to import these items from China/Bangkok?

      Looking forward to your response.

      Thanks!:)

    93. Katarina at 2:24 pm

      Hej Fredrik!

      (antar att du är svensk? tar de på engelska utifall ) I came across your website because I’ve been trying to do research for a business i want to start up in the end of this year. I’ve been looking on alibaba for months, and emailed several suppliers.. but I’m finding it hard to actually find what I’m looking for. This website is definitely helpful!

      I’m a graphic designer and I’m designing my own patterns and prints for fabrics. I’ve previously ordered smaller quantities of fabrics from US , which has not been very cheap. From the fabric I’m been sewing quite basic children’s clothing , but I’m aware that once I start my business (online to start with ) i wont be able to keep up with the sewing myself. So I’m looking for a supplier that can 1. Print my patterns, on ORGANIC (very important) fabric. 2. Do the sewing ,Basic T-shirts and tights etc. I’m moving to Sydney in a few months and that’s where I’m looking to get the clothes shipped.

      I’ve found places that does the fabric, and others that does the actual garments.. but I need to find a place that is good at both. And have the right certificates , showing that they use organic cotton. I found this really hard, and I don’t want to have to work across two different suppliers, I want it all from the same place.

      Have you got any recommendations of suppliers working with organic cotton that also do their own printing?

      many thanks!

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 3:57 am

        Hello Katarina,

        Very few ‘assembly suppliers’ manufacture their materials ‘in house’ – in this case fabrics. All components and fabrics are purchased from subcontractors. As an importer, you shall focus on sourcing apparel manufacturers, and let them handle fabrics procurement. Coordinating transactions within China, while abroad, is nothing I suggest you to do.

        As for compliance, yes, don’t expect the suppliers to have a long list of ‘ready made’ test reports and other compliance documents – that’s very rare among textiles suppliers. However, they should be able to at least present some sort of substance test report.

        1. Asghar at 2:53 pm

          Hi Frederik,

          Greeting from Denmark!
          I was thinking to start an online store for Drone Cams first for European Countries and then rest of the world. I want to know the procedure as how it could be done – will the supplier from China send individual items to every customer or do I have to collect and then send myself?

          I am serious about this business and waiting for your input and ideas as how can I do it.

          Looking forward for your reply!

          Asghar

    94. Kmekh at 4:41 pm

      Hi,

      I am planing to open a clothing shop in my country by importing from China. Please contact me I need details of the suppliers. Thank you

    95. Marie at 3:27 am

      Hi,

      I am looking to import children clothing and accessories to Canada, can you please provide me with all regulation and also good supplier. All information about kids clothing will be very helpful.

      Marie

    96. AJ at 4:12 pm

      I am interested in selling some women fashion clothes. Please send me an email thanks :-)

    97. jen at 3:51 am

      hi, i’ve read your article after having some frustration with my start up boutique. I am trying to start an online little girls boutique and although thinking i’ve researched enough, i’ve made my first purchase and realized i still have alot to learn. I honestly thought that the manufacturer sold me the items, charged me for shipping and everything else that i would be charged for, and now i find out of the various import tax, depending on what i’m brining in (pajamas, dresses, tops, etc) yet i still have no idea how or how much i pay to who and when. i’ve found a few manufacturers on alibaba and have also found a place called dresslink.com where you can buy as little as 1 item at a time and even see reviews from buyers. I’ve had an issue trying to buy with them (My US credit card for some reason won’t work on their site–they are encouraging me to use paypal and western union). if you have any tips it would be appreciated and settle the frustrations i’m having! thank you for a great article!

    98. AW at 4:39 am

      Hi. I am looking for a factory that manufactures baby and children boutique clothing. If this is something you can help me with, please email me . Thank you.

    99. Priyanka at 8:24 pm

      Hi Frederick!
      You are doing such a fabulous job on helping people out on such major queries and the general problems faced while importing from china!
      I imported furniture from china 2 years back with my own designs and it was very successful.
      Now, I’m planning to change my line of business to kids clothing and I have few queries too before I visit the canton fair phase 3! I’m sure to find good products, but I’m unsure about a few things. Will it be possible for me to select the designs available there? will sizes be a problem?? And the MOQ?
      Plz enlighten me with the same! I would be grateful to you.. Cheers!

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:35 am

        Hello Priyanka,

        I’ll send you an email!

    100. dons at 5:43 pm

      hi
      im starting a childrens clothing store my margine will be dressy but casual and knee length but i have no idea where
      to begin also i would like to sell baby clothing and products i like european style brand but dont know where to find them whole sale please help me
      thanks

    101. Jess Farm at 3:27 pm

      Hi Fred,

      I am interested in importing women clothing from China to Ecuador but I need a good manufacturer which produces good quality clothes. Having said that I have seen a lot of bad quality clothes from China selling at a very cheap price in South East Asia. My friends told me it is possible to get like 5 dollars per piece kinda clothes or dresses with decent quality from China if buy at wholesale price. I am a rookie at this line and I am starting from scratch. Would really appreciate it if you could guide me on the taxes and safety compliance which you mentioned if you know anything about Ecuador. Also, most importantly, I’m a lil confused about starting my own brand & design or just order those designs available in the factory. Also, I some bad experience buying clothes which looks and feels different from the picture. these are my concern. I hope you can guide me.

      thanks.!

    102. Gie Gie at 4:44 am

      Hi Fredrick
      I recently thinking of opening my own brand but im annoyed the importing clothes from China. Do I need to apply permit or anything to import it to the United State? or do the manufacture handles it ? Looking foward for your reply

      Thank you !

    103. ashleigh at 7:03 am

      Hi there, i am looking at starting up a online clothing business and am looking for clothing suppliers. Ilivein newzealand so would like to import. Is this somethig you are albe to help with?
      Many thanks, Ashleigh:)

    104. Jaydeen at 8:54 pm

      Hi .

      Thank you so much for the very useful information.
      I am wanting import items and brand them with my own name – is this legal and if so , where can I find a good quality supplier (anywhere) for baby / childrens clothes?

      I look forward to your response and thank you in advance.

      Regards ,
      Jaydeen

    105. Adams Smith at 11:15 pm

      I would like to know if you could help me to expand my garment business please. I never trade with china before.

    106. Kirby Hall at 7:58 pm

      Hi,

      I have recently started my own business and it is going really well, however I am struggling to find a high quality manufacturer of ladies fashion wear, would you be able to help please?

      Many thanks,

      Kirby.

    107. Christelle Dyer at 9:01 am

      I have recently started my own business selling children’s clothes, i have ordered from ali express.. can you tell me if that is a good place to get stock from. Is there any other suppliers you could recommend?

      Thank you

    108. CJ at 4:55 pm

      Hi There

      Thank you for your article – could you email me with some more information? I am interested in starting an online boutique.

    109. Gaurav Sharma at 4:18 pm

      Hello dear iam from india presently doing buisness in italy we deals in kids garments con u explain me how I can get good quality kids wear from china important we need good clothing material thank you ciao

    110. Hugh at 12:58 am

      Hi Fredrick,

      For Sports products people can wear and made from Polyester, is the material labeling required? If so, can this label be printed on the Polybag packaging or does it need to be on the product?

    111. coco at 6:46 pm

      Hi Fredrick,

      Thank you so much for your article, it is absolutely helpful!

      We have started our fashion Clothes & Accessories store last year and we’ve bought all the ready-to-wear collections, accessories & shoes from Guangzhou.. In fact, it was not easy at all as a start up.. For a moment you feel like a failure and everything Sucks especially when it comes to the sizes! Our sizes (Arabian Size) are as same as European sizes.

      As we are planning to go soon to make the spring-summer 2015 collection order, we found online that Shishi & Enshi are the best cities that sell high quality clothes to Europe (which would be a perfect fit to our sizes).
      My question is do you know any supplier or manufacturer to deal with especially we have no experience in both cities and we know nothing out there!
      For that, I would really appreciate if you could assist us in this matter before planning for our visit!

      Thank you so much!
      coco

    112. Adham at 9:51 am

      Morning Fredrik,

      This is Adham from Egypt. I’m seeking your help advising some reliable manufactures in China or in Asia where I can get in touch with regarding the manufacturing of sport clothes. Basically I’m trying to create my own brand and I’m willing to find deal with manufactures outside Egypt who can grant me certain features for the final product such as ( High quality finish that matches my expectations, Cut / fit , high quality fabrics & reasonable delivery time ) I would really much appreciate it if you could advise me some manufactures where I can contact or visit. Thanks in advance

    113. Lillian at 7:54 am

      Hi Fredrik

      A quick question: I am considering buying ladies clothing from china compliant with the UK standards on clothing. My hope is to buy ready made clothing which can easily be compared in quality to H&M and Zara. I wanted to find out if it is easy to find markets that sell this ready made clothing or all items have to be custom made? As l prefer to buy one piece items. Please advise whether this is viable in China. Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 10:02 am

        Hi Lillian,

        No, you will not find markets in China with items manufactured in compliance with UK/EU standards. That said, an item can be “accidentally” compliant with, for example, REACH, but it’s a major gamble as you must first buy the items, then send them for compliance testing – something that’s also very expensive if you buy many different models, all made in different materials.

    114. leann at 9:13 pm

      I have recently started my own business selling childrens clothes, i have ordered from ali express.. can you tell me if that is a good place to get stock from and is there any other suppliers i can get stock from that isnt that easy for the public to buy, as i see alot of the clothes i have ordered available on ebay..
      thank you

    115. Aakriti at 4:24 pm

      Hi Fredrik,

      I want to start my own e-commerce store in India and want to import women’s dresses and accessories from China. Could you please let me know how should I go about it and tie-up with a manufacturer in China who I can completely rely on?

      Regards,
      Aakriti

    116. Giovanni at 12:23 am

      Hello,
      Awesome article. I am wanting to start an urban clothing brand, and I paint on the t shirts/sweatpants myself. I already have made the sweatpants and also t shirt samples from (customink) and want to know if you can recommend me a good place to have my designs put onto the sweatpants and t shirts?
      Also would like to show you pictures if you have the time,
      Thanks you!

    117. Rylee at 3:23 am

      Hello, I’m in the process of opening a brick & mortar children’s boutique & I plan on importing from china to the US, but I’m not sure what to do about the clothing labels & material labels on the clothes I’ve already ordered? Some have material labels but most do not. Please help!

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 6:01 pm

        Hello,

        You must relabel the products to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Did you ensure compliance with CPSIA and California Prop 65 before importing the items? (assuming its children’s clothing). Selling non-compliant items, especially toys and other children’s products, is illegal and may result in a forced recall, or major fines.

    118. Wendy L. at 4:55 am

      I am starting up a boys boutique of my own designs. Can you please email me info on how to get my clothing and accessories manufactured?

    119. Maja at 10:16 pm

      Hi Fredrik,
      I’m about to open a new online business of baby clothing, baby sets, baby accessories etc, baby :)
      I’m looking for a good quality manufacture. Can you recommend a good manufacture with good prices, and good quality?
      Is there any way you can help?
      Thank you in advance,
      Kind Regards,
      Maja

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 6:36 pm

        Hello Maja,

        I’ve sent you an email

        1. LAMEA at 6:50 pm

          Hi Frederik,

          thank you for all your advise,
          could you please recommend to me a good manufacture for baby and children clothes.
          Thank you in advance,

          Best Regards

    120. Bat at 9:43 pm

      HI!
      I’m looking to purchase modest skirts for a small boutique in ATL, GA.
      Im very open minded about the style of each skirts (from “A” skirts to pencil skirts)
      Please let me know which web-site I should use in order to import some samples…
      This is my first time importing from China, and your article really helped me to understand better the process.
      Thank you!

    121. Nikki at 5:49 am

      Hi Fredrik,

      This article is great! I am in the US and wanting to purchase wedding dresses from alibaba to sell. Will i need any special licenses for this? Is there a maximum amount I can order? Any information you can give me would be so helpful. Thank you!!!

    122. Cherith at 4:14 pm

      Hi,
      If i wish to import clothing from Hong Kong to Canada, does my business require an import permit or license?

      Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 6:47 pm

        Hello Cherith,

        Most likely not, but you may need to show documents proving compliance with applicable substance regulations.

        1. Tami at 7:04 am

          Good day

          I am wanting to start an online business selling ladies wear. From sports apparel to fashion wear!

          Where do I begin sourcing from?
          I live in Australia.

          All & any advice would be greatly
          appreciated!!!

          Thank you

          Kind regards

          Tami

          1. ChinaImportal at 3:20 am

            Hello Tami,

            We will contact you by email

    123. Luke Meredith at 1:01 pm

      Hi Frederik,

      I am in the process of starting my own clothing line and am looking for a supplier that has high quality standards. Could you send me an email with any suppliers you could recommend or some top tips with what to look for?

      Kind Regards

      Luke Meredith

    124. Neha at 3:15 pm

      Hi ,

      I am planing to start a small business in India of Fashion Accessories and cloths .so please do guide me about China market and from which market i can associate for a good deal and good rate.

    125. sapna at 6:00 pm

      Hi, am looking to import children clothing and accessories…i know aliexpress and alibaba..but i need a genune supplierwho can supply good qualiyt products. Am from India. I want to know about tax and customs once the parcel arrives india. Thnqu

    126. Dagi at 12:52 pm

      Hello,
      we want to start a new online business in Germany. We want to sell Custom printet Clothes.
      So we need clean bulk clothes with good Quality. (Tshirts, hoodies and many more)

      Is there any way you can help?
      Can you recommend a good reliable manufacture with good prices?

    127. Heleshia at 2:09 pm

      Hi

      I am looking at opening up a Ladies Clothing Boutique Store in South Africa and need as much information regarding this.

      Please can you assist.

      Kind Regards,
      Heleshia

    128. Madelynn at 6:22 pm

      Fantastic article, thank-you. I am interested in starting up a online ladies and girls clothing line, either with my own labels, or not. Just basics but good quality, things like leggings and basic tops, maybe some dresses. Are you able to reccomend any businesses in China that i wouldn’t need to purchase huge stock from?

      1. Madelynn at 6:25 pm

        actually online and home based. I am in Ontario Canada.

      2. Courtney Janes at 3:24 am

        I am interested in this same info, I am in Canada and would like to import leggings. Have you had any luck yet with suppliers?
        Courtney

        1. Raf at 10:33 am

          Hi Courtney, Did you find the supplier? I am From Asutralia but I have cloth manufacturing business in bangladesh. if you need i can help. please let me know. cheers

    129. Kat at 11:57 pm

      Hi.I am planning to open a baby clothes shop.I am looking for some good quality stuff.Could you help me where to look for it please?Any good China supliers?thank you.

    130. karishma dua at 12:53 pm

      Hi

      I am planning to open an online fashion store selling readymade womem clothing. I had a word with a few chinese suppliers on aliexpress. But i am unaware of which shipping methods to use and how much customs duties is involved in importing clothes. I would be buying very small quantities. I am from india. Kindly reply.

    131. romeel at 1:38 pm

      hello..
      i want to import clothes from china.
      i heard that they can manufacture cloths on brand name what we want.
      i want to start my own clothing brand.
      can u help me plz.
      plz tell me in details.
      thnx

    132. Ilse at 4:02 pm

      Hallo Fredrik
      Thanks for the article.
      I am interested in starting my own clothing business by importing clothes from China. Do I need an agent? and if so, Do you please have advice on importing agents and where I can get a good agent.
      Would it be a better choice to buy from a website of order your own designs from a manufacturer?
      I would appreciate any further help! :)
      Thank you

    133. kelvin at 5:37 am

      i wish to start a mens wear store of main khaki trousers, shirts and jerseys. Adise wrther with a start capital of kshs. 150,000 its feasible to consider importing from china snd kindly provide recommendations if yes. Thanks in advance. Kelvin nairobi kenya

    134. brown at 11:28 pm

      i don’t trust manufacturers on alibaba

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 12:40 pm

        Hello Brown,

        What you need to think about when sourcing on Alibaba is that it’s a supplier directory. Thus, you find anything from small electronics traders to leading manufacturers. It’s not black and white, but certainly a lot of gray scales in between.

    135. brown at 11:25 pm

      nice article
      please am a nigerian i import watches from aliexpress which i trust i need a manufacturer on alibaba that has a watch store on aliexpress to do business with because i trust sellers on alibaba.thanks male and female watches of high quality.

    136. sara at 8:25 am

      Hi,Fred, as a baby and children clothes manufacturer from China,we export baby and children clothes for many years,we have not brand,we do OEM. Could you please recommend a suitable buyer for me ? thanks.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 10:19 am

        Hello Sara,

        That depends. Can you show previous compliance with product safety standards in the US (CPSIA), EU (REACH) or other markets? Baby and children’s clothing are highly regulated.

    137. Kristina at 7:58 pm

      Thanks for the article.
      I am planning to sell maternity items in the US and would like to find a supplier who produces eco-friendly with organic cotton. The quality of the production process and materials is extremely important as I would like to offer my items to eco-conscious clients. I would also like to use my own designs and be sure that they are not going to be copied. Could you please recommend a suitable supplier for me? thanks

    138. Timothy Kinoti at 6:21 am

      Hi Fred, thnks 4 this wonderful article. I would be glad if you could recommend reliable suppliers to me. I want to start a business of selling designer t-shirts and fashionable ladies tops all from China and of good quality and affordable price. I am based in Kenya. Thank You.

    139. Cindy at 5:25 pm

      Many thanks for your interesting article.
      I make hats from scratch but realise that I will never make the big bucks this way! I’d like to expand and have a question; do I have to give the factory in China my own design if I want to put my own label on it, or am I allowed to import straight off their website and attach my own label? Or would I be best to order ‘unfinished’ hats and trim them myself so that I am allowed to call it ‘hand finished in the UK’ and put my own label on?
      Many thanks in advance.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:52 pm

        Hello Cindy,

        Yes, you can either order a custom designed product (OEM) or brand an existing factory design (ODM). I suggest you read the following articles on this topic:

        https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/difference-between-oem-odm-products/

        https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/product-specifications-key-success-importing-china/

        However, I am not sure if minor modifications would allow you to label the hats as “Made in the UK”.

    140. Mario Martinez at 5:31 am

      Hi Fredrick,
      Congrats for your article, I’m based in USA (Massachusetts) and I’m thinking to sell purses and handbags online (by eBay.com,etc…) for US customers. How difficult and expensive would it be the import taxes and regulations from china to USA concerning these items? Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 5:50 am

        Hello Mario,

        Applicable regulations depend on various factors, including materials, whether or not the items are marketed to children and in which state you intend to sell in.

    141. Sophia at 9:02 am

      Hello,
      The above article was very helpful. I am currently researching opening a boutique and online store in Ireland selling dresses mainly, I am looking for a supplier that can customise my products with labels and various other changes for example extra beading on straps on bandage dresses or embroidery ect. And also be able to produce items similar to ones I send photos ect off. Is this possible to find in china and what type of quantities would I need to be ordering to have a manufacturer do these extras for me??
      Sophia

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 3:03 am

        Hello Sophia,

        I would estimate the MOQ at around 300 pcs per product. Sending images is not enough, you need to provide much more material than that. I suggest that you read this article:

        https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/difference-between-oem-odm-products/

    142. Heidi at 4:59 am

      Hi! I have recently started an online boutique selling childrens clothing that I purchase fromDHgate and then resell them. It seems to be going very well for me but my Father in law brought up taxes. Do I legally need a resale license or a tax ID # to be doing this? I would love to continue in the direction I am going but I want to make sure its all legit?! THANKS

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 3:37 am

        Hello Heidi,

        I assume you are based in the United States, is that correct? First of all, I think you have other issues to take care of. Very few products, if any, sold on DHgate are compliant with CPSIA. You can read more about that here:

        https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/cpsia-importing-childrens-products-china-united-states/

        Have you tested your products?

    143. shalini at 1:32 pm

      Hi Fredrick!
      How r u? A very nice elaborate and impressive article. You definitely gave me an insight on various stuff. My name is shalini and I am from India , I am planning to open my readymade western ladies online clothing line in here.
      I am very impressed with the design and pattern in china.
      Need your help in knowing which suppliers to contact and want to build a long term trust and relationship.
      Thanku so much in advance

    144. Nik at 6:09 pm

      Hello. I have just started a fashion brand for both men and women. It’s so hard finding a manufacturing company for small businesses as I want to carry my own label. My business is based in Nigeria. Can you help please with any information of manufacturers that support small businesses. Thanks

    145. Jeanie Yip at 4:39 am

      Hi,

      I’m intending to set up a online shop selling baby clothes however I don’t how & where to start.

      Often when we buy online clothing, the material is much more inferior than we see in the picture. Can you give some pointers?

    146. Nancy Gulani at 7:23 pm

      Hi Fredrick,
      I am keen on children clothing and women fashion clothes, could you help me identify sources.
      This is for importing to India.
      What are the other costs besides product cost.

    147. Lisa at 4:34 pm

      Hi Frederik,

      Thank you for your article, it is very informative.

      I am hoping to start an online business, selling “good quality” women’s sports bras. I have been looking at existing styles on alibaba, and I would much prefer my own style that I have in mind. Do I need to get a professional “designer” involved, or can I just do the designs myself? I have no fashion qualifications.

      I am based in Australia. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 2:22 pm

        Hello Lisa,

        That depends. You certainly need to provide your supplier with a design draft with actual dimensions, and material specifications. Don’t rely on a Chinese supplier to do the actual design for you.

    148. Sonia at 2:35 pm

      Hi Fredrik ,

      just read ur article.. and it is really nice. I want to start my clothing store in India. Can u please help.

      Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 8:04 pm

        Hello Sonia,

        Importing products to fill an entire clothing store is not viable for most small businesses. The MOQ requirement per design is often 400 – 500 pcs. I advice you to focus your investment on creating your own brand, and combine that will filler products.

    149. donsteve at 9:12 am

      hi
      am donsteve from nigeria,am in interested in trading male and female clothing,buying cheap but above average quality jeans for male and female and also wholesale articles like calculators,key holders flashdrives etc,hoping you could point me to the rite direction.
      thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 9:58 am

        Hello Donsteve,

        Since you are based in Nigeria, you need to:

        a.) If these products are regulated by SONCAP
        – Read more:

        b.) Find suppliers (for each product) that are able to comply with the SONCAP regulations.

    150. Lisa at 3:40 am

      Hi a friend and I are looking at starting a kids clothes business can you point me into the right direction of where to start. What would be better import already made clothes or design and have made? We are looking at China/Thailand/Hong Kong
      Thanks heaps

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 9:56 am

        Hello,

        That depends. “Ready made” items are made for the domestic Chinese market. Thus they are not compliant with foreign certification requirements. Which country are you based in?

    151. Mai at 4:20 am

      Hello Fredrik,
      thank you for this great article. I am looking for manufacturers for baby’s clothes.and wedding dresses Is there an website, company that have information about manufacturers who really make products instead of agents? I need a good quality and I am visiting China soon. would you recommend a specific city??

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 7:55 pm

        Hello Mai,

        Go to Suzhou, Jiangsu, for wedding dresses. However, baby clothes are more spread out over the country. Children’s products are also highly regulated in most countries. Therefore it’s critical that you confirm:

        a.) The product safety standard that regulates baby clothes in your country
        b.) Confirm if the supplier/s are able to comply with this standard

    152. Olivia at 10:34 am

      Hi I’ve started an online fashion boutique, and I have a few wholesale suppliers. However there are some items I really want to sell but can’t find any suppliers! My customer base are all females, around 15-30 years old and wanting on trend fashion. I am particularly looking into ‘pom pom shorts’ as these are definitely going to sell well. Please let me know your thoughts! I am based in the U.K.

      Many thanks in advance,
      Olivia

      1. ABU MUNSHI at 6:33 am

        South African company requires a manufacturer of plus size ladies clothing (sizes 16-28). Kindly contact me at tel +27 82 9020748 or email [email protected]

      2. claudia at 9:37 am

        Hey Olivia,

        I am from Romania and an online boutique is my idea of business too. I am working now to it, trying to find Chinese suppliers.
        Can you please send me your boutique website to see what types of clothes you sell? Maybe we can make an exchange of contacts due to the fact that we promote our businesses in different countries.

        If you are interested, please write me at [email protected] to discuss more
        Regards,

        Claudia

    153. Ezequiel at 3:41 am

      Hi, im interested in a new business of children´s clothes in México, i will appreciate if you can send me suppliers to contact, or information to reach our goals. we would like work with good or regular quiality of clothes.

      best regards,
      Ezequiel.

    154. Vanessa Jenkins at 9:34 pm

      Hi, I am in the process of sourcing children’s clothing from China and think I have found a supplier on Alibaba. The only thing I’m really worried about is all the regulations on children’s clothing here in the UK. Please could you help.

      Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 10:04 am

        Hello Vanessa,

        European Union directives also apply in the United Kingdom. In the case of children’s clothing, you need to ensure compliance with CE EN71 and REACH. We’ve already covered these topics, please click on the links below:

        https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/en-71-toy-safety-importing-china/
        https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/reach-compliance-chemicals-importing-from-china/

    155. Mubarig at 1:16 pm

      Hi
      Thank you very much for writing and make it available to the public. I am planning to establish clothes store in Africa, Somalia. I’m interested in importing women’s dresses, children clothes and men’s as well as shoes from China. My targeted customers are willing to buy cheap clothes, which mean the quality will not be perfect. Could you please suggest a good supplier/s.

    156. Linah at 7:18 pm

      Hi,
      I’m interested in importing women’s dresses and shoes from China and any other country with great products, both new and second hand. Can you please advise me on how to go about this.
      I’m based in Nairobi, Kenya.
      Thank you.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:22 am

        Hello Linah,

        Second hand might be quite hard to find. However, there are plenty of apparel manufacturers and trading companies in China. Are you looking to import custom designed women’s dresses?

    157. Christina at 7:48 am

      Hi,

      I am looking to start a sports company foxing on apparels.

      do you have any suggestions?

      thanks
      Christina

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 2:02 pm

        Hello Christina,

        I’ll send you an email right away

    158. Natasha at 8:57 pm

      Hi
      I would like to Import wedding dresses. I am so scared, and I have heard of so many people being so disappointed. I have spoken to some of the suppliers on Aliexpress an Alibaba and they seem to promise the world. Do you maybe have some advise or tips?

      Thank you

    159. bilkisu at 12:43 am

      Just read your post it’s quite interesting & helpful, please im interested in starting a clothing label im based in Nigeria any more help I will really appreciate it thanks.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 8:35 am

        Hello,

        I’ll send you an email with more information.

    160. Sarah at 2:52 pm

      Hello

      Thank you so much for your article …its so useful .. I want to start my new bussiness and im intersted in babies & stylish women’s clothes ..is there any website that can help me ? I really appreciate your advice ..

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 5:46 pm

        Hello Sarah,

        Which country are you based in? I’ll send you an email.

    161. Valerie at 8:01 pm

      I have been looking through items on alibaba for the past couple weeks and I’m very intrigued by the thought of expanding my home based business. I currently sell on eBay and Amazon but I’m very interested in opening a childrens boutique on line and brick and Mortor. My concern is I’m seeing photos used by the alibaba designers that don’t look like their photos somm
      I’m concerned they are replicating designs by designers and I fear I would get in trouble to selling replica items. I also would like to know if I could put my own label on the items. Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:00 am

        Hello Valerie,

        Yes, design replicas is a big concern since it may result in a lawsuit from the IP holders. However, there are certain limitations to how far reaching this protection is for the designers. If the designs are “similar”, rather than outright copies, then it might be fine. However, I suggest that you check out http://www.chinalawblog.com, they write about these things.

        Getting a product branded in China is very easy. What’s important is that you provide your supplier with a logo design file, dimensions, pantone color and printing position (on the item).

    162. L Heatley at 2:07 pm

      Hi, I am starting my own boutique style shop on ebay. I am struggling to find a supplier who doesn’t have copied look-a-like bandage dresses. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 7:56 pm

        Hello,

        Please send a few images to our email and we’ll have a look. Send the images to info[at]chinaimportal.com

    163. Meytal at 10:20 am

      Hi Fredrik,
      I’m about to open a new business of baby and kids clothing.
      I’m looking for a good quality manufacture as I won’t compromise of the quality.
      Is there any way you can help?
      Can you recommend a good reliable manufacture with good prices?

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 6:10 pm

        Hello,

        We do have experience sourcing baby and kids clothing. I’ll send you an email with more information.

        1. Monica Chantal Caxucho at 12:18 am

          Hi I’m also interested in the baby and children’s importing to South Africa. Pls could you forward me some details.
          Thank you

          1. tmatlabo at 8:25 pm

            Did u have any luck

        2. Amber S. at 3:08 am

          I have combed through 100s of suppliers on alibaba for childrens boutique clothing and pageant dresses for children …I’m goin on 2 months worth of messages and quotes and emails with these people and I’m still lost… can you recommend any suppliers?? Please! :(

        3. trish at 3:30 pm

          Hi , I too am looking at importing children clothing from China to be sold as a little online business her in Australia, could you give some supplier/ wholesalers names please, all would love my own label on the clothing to thanks for your information, your article was very informative, thank you Trish

          1. Tina at 4:56 pm

            Hello I’m looking to import childrens clothing from China or surrounding areas. Could you please email me so reputable manufacturer?
            Thank you

        4. Mark Turk at 3:52 pm

          Brilliant article.

          Can you please send me any advice you have on sourcing the best kids clothing and sports goods suppliers in china.

          Very greatful thank you

        5. Amber at 6:48 am

          Could you also send me an email with info for baby and children’s clothing manufacturers? I am starting a baby/child boutique and am very interested. Thank you!

          1. ChinaImportal at 4:12 am

            Hi Amber,

            We will contact you shortly. However, I suggest you check out our Buyer’s Guide: Apparel & Textiles

            You can download it here: Hi Kim,

            We will contact you later today. However, I think our Buyer’s Guide: Apparel & Textiles might be exactly what you’re looking for.

            You can download it here: https://www.chinaimportal.com/apparel/

        6. Tannia at 2:36 am

          Hi Fredrik,
          I am very interested to know about your manufacturing for baby and kids wear.
          would you be able to email me please.

          1. ChinaImportal at 10:09 am

            Hi Tannia,

            Please use our contact form to get in touch with us: https://www.chinaimportal.com/contact-us/

        7. Rita at 8:44 pm

          Hi Frederik
          I’m looking to open a business for babies and kids clothing. I’m looking for good tailor companies in China or Hong Kong to tailor based on pictures sent to them with a very high quality. Any recommendations?

        8. Andrea Parker at 8:17 pm

          Good day
          Also interested in childrenswear for girls only age 2-6 ; mostly party / ballet dresses and party skirts. I want to import ready made product ( not produce my own designs) to supplement my South African manufactured and designed range; which is still in the planning phase. . I want to start with very small units . I looked on Ali press and saw not all good quality and quite cheap fabrics ; and prices would be quite high after pay South African customs duty . Therefore I would like some leads to websites where I can source better priced items. I can accept the cheaper look/ fabrics for now. I really would appreciate any guidance as new to this. Thank you !

        9. Kevin Beesley at 4:35 pm

          Can you email this to me also please. I just started a babies and toddlers clothing business. I’m not designing them yet but maybe in the future. For now I’m looking to import clothes from China or from wherever you think the best place is. I’m also looking at Alibaba.
          My email is
          [email protected]
          I am importing to Canada.

          Thanks,
          Frederk

      2. April at 3:04 am

        Hi, did you find a manufacture?

    164. Dennis at 3:02 pm

      Hi,

      Love your article. We’re looking for manufacturers for our own new brand for baby’s. Is there an website, company that have information about manufacturers who really make products instead of agents?

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 9:08 pm

        Hello Dennis,

        We are quite experienced with children’s clothing. I’ll send you an email right away!

        1. seethalakshmi at 7:31 am

          Hi Fredrik
          Can you email me on the Girl dress clothing, its sample images, MOQ, Shipping charges and other terms and conditions?

          Thanks
          Seethalakshmi

    165. Oscar at 8:47 pm

      Hello,

      I want to start my new bussiness. I am intersting in goods such as sport products to import fom overseas to USA.

      What I need to have to do that?
      Can I find these type of goods overthere?
      Can you help me?

      Thanks and Regards,
      Oscar.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 10:00 am

        Hello Oscar,

        Yes, you can find a wide range of sport products in China. I’ll send you an email right away!

        1. Pooh at 7:16 am

          Hi Fredrik,

          I am also looking to start my business in sports garment. I am mostly interested in quality sports clothing for kids.

          How can I get in touch with Chinese manufacturer to get this rolling?

          I will appreciate your help.

          Cheers
          Pooh

          1. ChinaImportal at 11:45 am

            Hi Pooh,

            We will get in touch with you

            1. Omar at 7:18 pm

              Hello Fredrik,

              I’m also interested in quality sports clothing and garments for all ages.
              How can I get in touch with a manufacturer?

              Thanks in advance!
              Omar

        2. Chris Mdee at 4:12 pm

          Hi Fredrik,

          Same here, looking for a manufacturer of quality sports clothing, garments and possibly equipments. Any help from be greatly appreciated.

          Thanks

          Chris

    166. Ria at 8:00 am

      Hi Fredrik,

      Your article was wonderful and absolutely true to anyone who has begun to work with Chinese manufacturers. I sell boutique vintage style flower girl dressesflower so it certainly caught my interest. I currently run a small, very successful business on etsy which I feel I have outgrown and I would like to expand to my own website. I am in the process of looking into finding reliable, high end Chinese manufacturers to make all of my designs. However, i don’t know where to begin. I want to avoid alibaba, aliexpress etc. as the factories seem to be copying the designs that are being sent to them and reselling them on etsy-i have been doing my research. My designs are my business so I would like to be directed if possible to manufacturers off f those sites that I can trust. Any help you could give would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you again for a great article!

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:25 am

        Hello Ria,

        There’s nothing wrong with Alibaba.com. However, there is a huge quality difference (both in terms of product quality and management) between Chinese manufacturers. There’s no site that only hosts “good manufacturers” (a very vague term considering), instead the importer need to distinguish between organized manufacturers and disorganized garage traders.

        Please send an email to [email protected] if you got more questions. I think we might be able to help you out.

        1. April at 3:03 am

          Hi! I am needing some assistance or information to find factory in China. Can you assist me/.?

    167. gentrix loice at 11:24 am

      i am an up coming business lady who owns a beauty shop and i would like to import items from china. kindly give me the way forward so as to improve my business. i am bassed in mombasa, kenya

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 12:05 pm

        Hello,

        I’ll contact you by email right away!

        1. Manoj Nair at 6:24 am

          Hi Fredrik,
          Thanks for ur article..am a t-shirt manufacturer and planning to visit China by first week of August. I am looking for fabrics ( kids wears & mens wear) and accessories. Could you pls help me with some references..locations and some manufacturers.

          Rgds
          Manoj

          1. will k at 8:47 pm

            now the neighbouring countries are all cheaper than china..

            and we have higher qualities and better english so that we can listen and provide you with better service and products

            indonesia, vietnam, thailand, are now the new emerging manufacturers which is not only cheaper, but better in quality.

            1. Neeraj at 3:27 am

              Hi will k,
              I am from India and i am starting an online women western wear and lingerie site. Please advise that should i do my sorcing from china or bangkok.

              Thank you

            2. Bijilal at 8:48 am

              Where are you from and what kind of business do you do ??

            3. Audra at 6:14 am

              Are you still able to provide information on Vietnam or Thailand production questions? Thanks
              [email protected] lancasterlinens.com

            4. ChinaImportal at 2:31 am

              Hi Audra,

              We will contact you by email

        2. Hayley at 10:20 am

          Hi Fredrik, if you could please contact us by email as your article has been extremely helpful and we would like to ask a few more questions about how to go picking and finding China manufacturers. :) Thank you!

        3. Neeraj at 3:23 am

          Hi, i am starting an online business for western women wear and lingerie, can you help me in sourcing stuff. Thanks

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