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13
Apr
2016
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Ultimate Checklist for Buying Embroidered Fabrics and Laces

For all those garment exporters who need to look for vendors for buying embroidered fabrics and laces, it may be a tough asking. Finding a reliable vendor who can deliver the required material in time with desired quality needs loads of research and verifications.

We understand that many garment manufacturers do not have the necessary technical capacity to evaluate the long list of available vendors to shortlist the most capable ones. For this reason, we have compiled a checklist for garments exporters. This checklist contains the most critical verification steps you need to consider while evaluating a potential vendor for buying embroidered fabrics and laces. Here you go:

Ultimate Checklist for Buying Embroidered Fabrics and Laces

  • Find out who your vendor works for. That means the list of his present clients. Getting to know the quality of his or her service would then be just a call away.
  • It is critically important to have a fair idea about the production capacity of your potential vendor. The vendor must have sufficient installed capacity to meet all your target order comfortably. That must include the number of installed machines that can work as a backup, in case of partial unit break down.
  • The types of machines your vendor uses would give you a fair idea of the quality that he can deliver.
  • Look for installed machine lengths of 15-22 yards (they are best suited for the productions of embroidered fabrics and laces).
  • Visit the unit to find out following about the technical capability of your vendor :
    • The unit holds a single or double frame machines? You would need single frame machines, if you need larger width fabrics from your vendor.
    • Does the factory have an in-house finishing capacity? Out of unit finishing is usually not of the desired quality.
    • Do they have an in-house loose thread shearing machine?
    • Your vendor can ensure quality control through in-house mechanism?
    • Your vendor unit has an in-house processing unit for gpo fabrics and laces?
  • Another critical factor to evaluate is the distance equation between you and your vendor. Log distance deliveries involve transportation costs and make it hard to physically monitor the production processes.
  • The financial strength of your vendor is an added insurance of your anticipated delivery targets. Financially weak vendors can easily land up in raw material purchase dilemmas and delay your deliveries for numerous reasons.
  • Experience within the industry is an invaluable deciding factor and must always weigh heavy in your vendor assessment chart. Inexperienced and newbie vendors can be talented but they may lack the depth to undertake serious and difficult projects.
  • Last, but not the least, the quality of raw material your vendor is using would affect your production in the most negative or positive manner. Many available grades of cotton thread respond differently to quality of embroidery and color sharpness at the post dye stage.