Navigating the Challenges of Offshore v Local Manufacturing

June 5, 2024
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Offshore V local Manufacturing

Navigating the shift from offshore to local manufacturing is a journey filled with unique challenges and rewards. By understanding the intricacies involved in sourcing materials, pricing complex garments, managing quantities, and setting realistic production schedules, you can better prepare for a successful transition. Engaging in workshops and further learning opportunities will equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions and optimize your manufacturing processes.

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Finding the Right Manufacturer: Avoiding the Consequences of Overreaching

June 26, 2023
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I have recently returned from a trade show in Europe called ITMA which was quite the experience. The biggest takeaway is that manufacturing in Australia is vastly different from the overseas market, with one of the most significant differences being quantity. The large machines and factories overseas can handle much larger quantities, often creating a…

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The Cost of Freight…Are You Being Ripped Off?

November 8, 2022
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Freight Costs In The Fashion Industry

When it comes to offshore pricing and local pricing for freight, you are not comparing apples with apples but more so, apples with oranges… If you have just received a quote from a freight company for the products you have made and now you are wondering if it is a rip-off or if it is…

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How manufacturing locally can help you with business growth, cash flow and confidence

September 30, 2022
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I recently had a ‘Ask me Anything’ call with my mentees, and we discussed the current climate and present challenges of concern for established labels or near-to-launch labels. When I look inside the Facebook groups, I see many conversations around starting or launching a label centred on offshore vs. local manufacturing. One of the main…

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