Designed in the USA versus Outsourced
Mainly in wholesale many brands and companies buy pre-designed apparel from China or other foreign countries. This is a more efficient way, but do we lose our integrity by doing that? In our Baciano design in Los Angeles and even if there are some contradictions to do so, it is worth. Here are the pros and cons of designing in the United States.
Having in-house design team can be more expensive than simply picking out clothes from a catalog. Often the in-house design team not only be employed when it is time to design the next collection but work throughout the year on improvements, new designs, and other things. This means at least 3 additional salary for your company. Designing your own clothes take much time. If you only have a small team that is also involved in other parts of the business, it can cost you time for other tasks. This usually applies more to small companies without a corporate structure. Most family businesses are run like that. Hiring an external designer might be more efficient time for you but it can cost a lot of nerves. It can be difficult to convey your vision. Each designer has their own vision and style as well and it can be nearly impossible to bring these two visions together according to your wishes. Both sides often end up stressed and dissatisfied. Compromise should not be an option when designing your next collection. Once the design is complete, accept the final sample usually takes some time as well. When the first batch of the incoming sample, almost 90% of the time there will be a need to change is made in almost all the pieces. It can take up to 3 runs until the final sample were good to go. your unique design. You can be sure that no one else has the pieces you sell that drive brand value you ride a lot. It's a great feeling to accomplish things on your own without using someone else do it for you. You have complete control over everything including materials, colors, cuts, and turnover. It is important for a brand of clothing to create clothes that are tailored to their target audience. Buying bulk products typically do not do that. The United States is still one of the most powerful country in the world. Able to decorate your brand name with the label USA is a big advantage. People trust the quality of your clothes more than if they came from Asia. It's great advertising opportunity. By designing in the United States, you are supporting the American economy by creating jobs. It must be very important to you if you are an American company that is driven by a rich economy. Apparel business is highly dependent on this right. If people do not do well and do not have the money to spend, they will not buy luxury goods such as high-quality clothing. Working against exploiting workers in poor countries. Where you could argue that these people are in need of a job (and you do), how they are treated is against humanity. Do not support the business in this way may lead the way for changing conditions. American Standard and other countries standards vary in most cases. Does it mean we do not mean the quality of their quality. Maintaining standards is an important part of the business.