What does that mean? It means that a clothing brand that wants as much control over their product as possible should rely on a clothing factory with all production done “under one roof”, especially the fabric knitting.
Quality Must Be a Constant – Choose a Clothing Factory According to That
Not all suppliers include fabric knitting in their cut and sew apparel manufacturing. Often times, they will get their fabric from an external source(s). And those sources aren’t under your watchful eye as a clothing brand. Which means the quality of the fabric becomes a variable. And the quality must be a constant.
As a result of relying on such a supplier, you are running a risk of having different yarns on seemingly the same pieces of clothes. That can affect their performance and could lead to bad reviews.
Same Yarns, Same Quality
When your clothing line suppliers have their own knitting facilities, that means quality CAN be consistent. You know your clothes’ entire production is made in one place and from the same yarns. And equally important, by the same people that know what you would expect.
Such a Clothing Factory Has Room for Innovation
Working with a clothing factory with knitting capacities comes with more perks. If they tinker with different knitting patterns long enough, they just might find a way to make higher-performing fabrics. In fact, that happened to us thanks to our knitting expert Miroslav Ristić. He created an ultra-light mesh fabric weighing half the weight of a regular running shirt fabric. The fabric made its way onto a running tee you can see in the video below. That‘s an S-sized technical t-shirt weighing 50 grams!
The ability to knit our own fabrics brought about a fantastic cooperation with a local running community – The Belgrade Running Club. We were helping them build their own running wear clothing line from scratch. And the brand-building involved a lot of testing with different knitting patterns. Something that can‘t be done quickly unless a manufacturer doesn‘t have their own knitting machinery.
FUSH as both clothing and fabrics manufacturer has the advantage of not relying on a 3rd party for fabrics. And having 8 circular knitting machines, we are capable of knitting differently-patterned fabrics for large batches of orders.
To illustrate it more clearly, here‘s an estimate. If all 8 machines were to make one pattern for 8 hours, they would knit a total of 2.5 tonnes of fabric in one day. So if they were to knit a different patter each, each would knit 312.5 kg of fabrics in a day. That‘s enough fabric to make around 2400 t-shirts in 8 patterns. Now that seems like a respectable yield, wouldn‘t you agree?
Having said all that, purchasing only fabrics from us is a possibility. The fabrics we have made so far are from cotton, polyester, lycra, linen, and bamboo yarns.