Using Eco-Friendly Materials When Manufacturing in Asia: A Complete Guide

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Looking for ways to make your e-commerce product more eco-friendly? You’re not alone. I estimate that roughly half of the customers we work with today have some sort of ‘eco’ dimension as part of their product concept.

After all, if Adidas can make shoes from recycled ocean plastic, then I guess anyone can?

While I wish it was that simple, it does take more than a cool website and good intentions to make your product more eco-friendly.

Keep reading, and learn what it takes to use eco-friendly materials when manufacturing products in China, Vietnam and other countries in Asia.

It’s not as easy as you might think.

List of Eco-Friendly Materials

Shufen Lee, an independent research collaborator with Asiaimportal (HK) Limited, contributed to this article. She did extensive research to create a list of various types of eco-friendly materials.

  • Recycled materials
  • Natural materials
  • Bio-plastics
  • Organic cotton
  • Wood and paper
  • Types of Eco-Friendly Materials

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List of Clothing Manufacturers in Thailand: Top 11 Suppliers

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Textiles factories in Thailand

 

Thailand is often overlooked as a destination for clothing and textile manufacturing. Yet, the kingdom offers one of Asia’s most developed manufacturing bases for clothing and textile production.

Unlike factories in most other Asian countries, some textiles manufacturers in Thailand offer relatively low volumes and value-added design and other related services.

Listed Manufacturers

  • Amarisas International Co., Ltd.
  • AUSTHAI Garment Co. Ltd
  • The Atelier Chiang Mai
  • VT Garment
  • Sugini
  • Studio 2524
  • Come Prima Fashion Garments Co. Ltd.
  • Your Own Logo
  • Supa International
  • Siam Clothing
  • Deepwear

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Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Pakistan: A Complete Guide

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Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Pakistan

Looking for clothing and textile manufacturers or wholesalers in Pakistan?

In this article, we list our top 8 picks of Pakistan’s leading garment suppliers that cover a wide range of clothes and textiles.

For each supplier, we provide a short presentation, the list of main products and the certificates owned by the company.

Furthermore, several of the suppliers we present are also willing to work with minimum order quantities that are not too high, and thus might be a good fit for small importers and startups.

List of Textiles Manufacturers in Pakistan

What kind of clothing and manufacturing can I import from Pakistan?

Pakistan is still a developing country, and the relatively low labor cost is attracting more and more businesses.

Today, the textiles and clothing industry is becoming mature, and you can find a wide range of products. Below you find a few examples:

  • T-Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Work-wear
  • Home Textiles
  • Furniture Textiles

ZK International

ZK International is a Pakistan based garment manufacturer, with over 20 years of experience. They export both woven and knit garments.

ZK understands that every big clothing brands started small; therefore, they offer small order production with a MOQ (minimum order quantity) of only 50 pcs per style.

This small order quantity service is especially helpful for startups that still need to validate their ideas and designs.

Furthermore, ZK is also a member of Sedex, which means that it passed an on-site inspection for ethical standards, such as health, safety, and labor standards.

Products

  • T-Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Hospital Uniforms

Certificates

  • Sedex

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Importing Shoes and Footwear From China: A Complete Guide

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Starter Package: Apparel & Textiles

Planning to import shoes and footwear from China? In this guide, we explain what every importer must know about sourcing the right manufacturer, design and material options, testing and materials and much more.

This is covered

  • Footwear Manufacturers in China
  • Footwear Manufacturers in China
  • Product Specifications
  • Packaging Options
  • Design Customization
  • MOQ Requirements
  • EU Footwear Regulations
  • US Footwear Regulations
  • Trade Shows

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Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Vietnam: A Complete Guide

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Looking for clothing and textile manufacturers or wholesalers in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of Vietnam’s leading garment suppliers covering a wide range of products. While some of the listed suppliers primarily work with large brands, we also list a few small-buyer friendly options.

In addition, we also explain how to find other textiles suppliers online, relevant trade shows, how to manage garment design, sampling, production and much more.

List of Textiles Manufacturers in Vietnam
  • G & G II Garments Factory Vietnam
  • 9mode Clothing Manufacturer
  • Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory
  • Thygesen Textile Vietnam Company Ltd
  • Fashion Garment Ltd
  • Quickfeat
  • United Sweethearts Garment
  • Vert Company
  • LTP Vietnam Co. Ltd
Vietnam Textiles Manufacturing Guide

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2. How to order samples

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Clothing Manufacturers in China: How to Find the Right Factory

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Planning to import clothing or other textile products from China? In this guide, you will learn what need to know to select the right clothing manufacturer, create a techpack, select materials, get samples made and much more.

Part 1: How to find a good clothing manufacturer in China
  • 1. Product scope
  • 2. Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) Requirement
  • 3. Test reports
  • 4. Fabric quality
  • 5. BSCI and Sedex Audit Reports
Part 2: How to Get Your Clothing Designs Made in China: 6 Steps
  • 1. Creating your Techpack
  • 2. Garment sample production
  • 3. Create a Production Manual
  • 4. Book a Quality Inspection
  • 5. Book material lab testing
  • 6. Shipping garments from China
List of Clothing and Textiles Manufacturers
  • Yotex Apparel
  • Zhongshan ARLISMAN Garment Factory
  • D&J Garment
  • HTX
  • Shenzhen Doven Garments.
  • Wuxi Kuanyang Textile Technology
  • Jinjiang Changda Garment
  • Hemp Fortex
  • H&Fourwing
Bonus content
  • Buying wholesale clothing from China
  • Alternatives to China for clothing manufacturing in Asia
  • Clothing and textiles trade shows in China
  • US clothing and textiles regulations
  • EU clothing and textiles regulations

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List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Malaysia

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Malaysia clothing production

Looking for a new manufacturing base for your latest clothing designs? While Malaysia is often overlooked as a manufacturing destination for textiles, the Southeast Asian country has a long history as a textiles manufacturing hub in the region.

In this guide, we list some of Malaysia’s leading textiles manufacturers, many of which are based in and around Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

Listed Manufacturers

  • K&Z Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
  • Body Work Apparel Sdn Bhd
  • Lelitex
  • AG Apparel Industries Sdn. Bhd
  • Nyok Lan Group
  • Hing Fong Garments Sdn Bhd
  • Rightway Apparel
  • KH Group
  • Sherwood Protective Apparel Sdn Bhd
  • Lippotex
  • Whitex Garments Sdn Bhd
  • Classita (M) Sdn Bhd

Listed Products

  • Sportswear
  • Sleepwear
  • Knitwear
  • Men’s suits
  • Underwear
  • Lingerie & bras
  • Polo shirts
  • Babywear
  • T-shirts
  • Workwear
  • Fabrics
  • Seamless wear

What do I need to prepare before contacting any of the listed suppliers?

Clothing and textiles manufacturers rarely design their own products. Instead, they rely on you, the buyer, to provide a complete techpack:

  • Sewing patterns
  • Size chart
  • Bill of materials
  • Care label file
  • Logo files

As a small customer, you have to be an ‘easy customer’. Without a techpack, you shouldn’t expect a single reply from any of the suppliers in this list.

Can I expect lower prices compared to Chinese factories?

Malaysia has no advantage in terms of labor costs. Malaysian workers earn on average about as much as one in Mainland China.  Further, Malaysia is less self-sufficient when it comes to fabrics, zippers, velcro and other components – which are often actually imported from China or other countries in ASEAN.

As such, you should not expect any price cuts when sourcing clothing manufacturers in Malaysia. That said, the country still has a highly competitive clothing and textiles manufacturing base standing on its own merits.

Another benefit is that English is an official language in Malaysia, making it far easier to communicate with your suppliers.

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List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in the Philippines

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Workers in the Philippines

Looking for textiles manufacturers in the Philippines? In this article, we list everything from large contract manufacturers working with major brands, to small scale workshops ready to support small buyers making customized pieces.

Here are some of the clothing products the listed suppliers can manufacture for you:

  • Polo Shirts
  • Jerseys
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Skirts
  • Jackets
  • Knitwear
  • Women’s Dresses
  • Scarfs
  • Hats & Caps
  • Children’s wear
  • Swimwear
  • Workwear & Uniforms

We also compare them based on the following criteria:

  • Main products
  • Customers
  • Certification (e.g. ISO 9001)
  • Year of registration
  • Location

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List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Indonesia

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indonesia clothing workers

Looking for clothing manufacturers in Indonesia for your next design? While often overlooked as a textiles manufacturing country, Indonesia offers everything from major big brand contract manufacturers to Bali-based boutique print shops. In this guide, we list Indonesian clothing suppliers across the entire spectrum. Continue reading List of Clothing & Textiles Manufacturers in Indonesia

List of Gloves Manufacturers in China

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Looking for glove suppliers in Mainland China? In this article, we list factories located in Zhejiang, Hebei, Guangdong, and Fujian – covering everything from safety and sports gloves to knitted and leather gloves.

In addition, we also explain why it’s essential to create a comprehensive product specification, regardless of whether you intend to buy custom-designed (OEM) or private label (ODM) gloves.

What should I include in my product specification?

When I speak to our customers on the phone, I often say that a product is only as good as its specification. In a way, you only get what you specify in terms of design, quality, and materials – nothing more or less.

As such, it’s crucial to understand what defines the design and quality of your gloves.

This is what I suggest you to include in your product specification:

  • Design drawings
  • Sewing patterns
  • Size chart
  • Bill of materials (e.g. fabrics and buttons)
  • Logo files
  • Care label

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