If you’re a designer or brand hoping to grow your business and realize your goals, particularly if you’re just starting out in the fashion industry, at one point or another you’ve likely wondered exactly what types of partnerships will be the most valuable in helping you achieve success. If so, have you considered why it might be advantageous to work with an agency like Apparel Network?
For starters, agencies typically have close working relationships with the factories that produce your garments. Why is this important? At one point or another, technical and practical difficulties may come up while trying to execute your design. A solid and stable relationship with the factory provides the effective communication that quickly resolves these difficulties, putting you back on track with your overall plans and timeline as swiftly as possible.
Agencies like Apparel Network can also offer you a level of flexibility and affordability that might otherwise be hard to get when going solo. For example, we are usually able to manage a lower minimum order quantity (MOQ) for the fabric and dyeing. We also often have more than one factory option for a specific type of garment, which is always helpful—it’s better to have more options whenever possible. We also provide the technical support to ensure that you get the result you want when it comes to important aspects of your garment, from fitting to constriction to paper patterns.
When you partner with an agency, you also have increased leverage and power in the discussion with the factory when negotiating quotations and target price. Due to our long-term cooperation with the factories and established relationships with them, we can often secure terms that designers and brands would otherwise unable to be able to get on their own. A strategic partnership with an agency automatically gives you access to our deep industry expertise, extensive contacts and strong business relationships.
All of these elements can make a powerful difference in helping you achieve your goals and create your garments or fashion line just as you envisioned them. What’s more, we’re invested in your success. It’s important to us that you succeed and grow, and we put all of our talents and knowledge to work to ensure that you do. If you haven’t explored working with an agency yet, reach out to us! We’d love to discuss how we can help.