Factories And Primary Products
Woven Dress Shirts, Sport Shirts, Uniform Shirts, Western Shirts, Blouses
The factories make men’s and women’s tailored shirts in all collar styles. The constructions include double and triple needle felled, single needle and safety stitch. Many of the shirt manufacturing machines are state of the art and include shirt folding machines, automatic pocket setting with computerized matching capabilities, auto cuff making, auto button sew and buttonhole indexing machines, automatic front placket machine and felling machines. These are among the most modern and automated men’s contract shirt factories in the USA. In the blouse area they can make all types of blouses as they have an excellent team of single needle sewers.
Tailored Jackets, Blazers, Outer Coats and Pea Coats
The tailored factory makes both lined and unlined blazers and coats for women and men. It is a fully equipped facility with about 120 machines including single needle machines, merrow machines and numerous special function machines including computerized welt pocket machine, hook & eye, sleeve set machine, double needle machine, keyhole buttonhole, reece button hole, blindstitch, a very large fusing machine, a Veit 9110 shoulder pressing and finishing machine etc. etc.. They also have very well equipped pressing departments.
Knit Polo Shirts, Henley Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Hoodies and Workout Pants
The factories are excellent at working with all types of knit fabrics, from cotton to technical, including fleece, polar fleece, technical fabrics, stretch fabrics and fine gauge knits. They are very skilled at setting zippers and have many special machines including flat lock, double needle coverstitch, elastic metering devices, zig zag and welt pocket. They make all types of knit sportswear including performance swimwear, polo shirts, Henley shirts, fleece outerwear and base layer garments.
Tailored Pants and Trousers and Skirts
The factories make both men’s and women’s tailored trousers and skirts both lined and unlined. The constructions include pressed open seams as well safety stitch seams. Features can include taped seams, a V notch at the back of the waistband, inverted pleats in the waistband lining, belt loops inserted into the top and bottom of the waistband, welt pockets etc. For more casual products, when automation is possible, the factory is very automated with automatic belt loop attachment, chain stitch, auto pocket facing sewer, dart machine, belt loop maker machine, waistband / crackstitch machine, J stitch machine, zipper machine. and computerized auto welt pocket machine etc.
Work Pants and Casual Pants and Jeans
The work pant, casual pant and jean factory is quite large with 2500 employees. They make all types of work pants, khakis, chinos, jeans, cargo pants and carpenter jeans. They are fully automated and have in-house washing facilities. This is a state of the art factory.
Dresses and Gowns
The factories make tailored dresses, casual dresses, prom gowns and mother of the bride gowns both lined and unlined.
Men’s woven boxer shorts with a double needle felled construction and elastic waistband. The single Chinese factory specializes in knit underwear in both cotton and technical fabrics.
Upcycle Remaking Vintage Into New Styles.
In The Manufacturing Area
The factories that we work with have all been in business for more than twenty years, are reliable, well established, and in-compliance. These factories are both large and small. The domestic factories are smaller, having between 30 and 150 employees. The off shore facilities have between 200 and 2500 employees. All of the facilities are air conditioned, clean and bright. They are well engineered and in some cases highly automated with both in-line inspection as well as 100% final inspection. A detailed factory profile will be sent to potential customers after a telephone conversation enables us to analyze your needs and determine which factory is best for you.
Relationships and Fees:
We represent the factories, but for production you would not be working through us but directly with the owners of the factory. My job is to identify appropriate customers for their facilities. There is no fee from my company to brand owners looking for production; my compensation comes from the factories.
Fabric and Trims
Please also note that we act as pure contractors that work for manufacturers and brands. We supply to our customers, with a few exceptions, only labor and thread. We make the garments while our customers supply all of the fabric, trims, pocketing, labels and packing materials. The only trims that we can supply are interlinings, elastic and sometimes zippers and plain standard buttons.
Most of the domestic factories will take spot production and modest quantities. The off shore factories want programs for at least 24 weeks of production. The minimum quantities for off shore are basically the units needed to run one line efficiently.
Our customer list includes many of the most famous companies in the apparel industry. The labels for which the factories have produced clothing include:
Polo Sport, Carhartt, Bonobos, Liz Claiborne, Bill’s Khakis, Woolrich, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Talbots, Flint & Tinder, Ballin, Jack Victor Clothing, Corbin Trouser, Dickies, Southeastern Performance Apparel, Tyndale Enterprises, Underarmour, Superior Uniform Group, Blauer Mfg., Fechheimer Brothers, Bensol Trouser, American Trouser, Dennis School Uniform and many others.