Start garments business

This post for your kind information that how does you set up your garments industry. I will tell what basic requirements you need to know. There are two ways to a start business. One, first get customers (buyers) and make products according to them and sell. Second, make your product first and then get customers to sell your product. Whatever way you choose to do business, you need to work on the following things to make your project successful.
Select Product Category

Think what king of product you want to make. If you plan to make knit garments like T-shirt, Polo shirt you would not try to make woven products like Shirts, Trousers etc at the same time.

Estimate Production Requirement

What is your target? Haw many pieces products want to make every day? 50 shirts or 500 shirts per day? It would be difficult to decide the figure at this stage but you have to estimate a rough number. Later you can modify this figure depending on the budget and customer demand. Otherwise you can’t move forward making your business plan. When my clients ask me question how many machines and what all machines they need to buy for their garment manufacturing set up, I ask them what (product name or type) do they want to make and how many pieces of garments they are planning to make per day.
Number of Machines

On the above I have said to you to estimate production requirement. If you have decided the production figure, and product type, number of sewing machines and other equipment requirement can be calculated. Calculation can be also done in reverse way. In case you have a plan of setting specific number of machines, and product type, estimated production per day can be calculated.
Type of Machines
It is also important to find number of machines to be purchased in each machine type. This step would help you to calculate capital investment in machines.
With sewing machines, make a list of other essential machines, equipment and set up requirements. For example, pressing tables, cutting room machines, Boiler (steam generator) for pressing table, diesel generator for power back-up, finishing room equipment, furnishings etc.

Sewing Machines
There are different type’s of brand available in the world JUKI, BROTHER, SUNSTAR, YAMATO, PEGASES, KANSHAI and others chicness brand
1. Single Needle Lock Stitch (Plain, with/ without UBT): Collar and Cuff making, Pocket hemming and pocket attach, Yoke attach, Shoulder attach, Sleeve placket make, Sleeve attach, bottom hem, Main label attach, top stitches etc.

2. Single Needle Lock Stitch (Edge cutter): Collar run stitch and Collar attach to collar band

3. Double Needle Lock Stitch: Collar and Cuff Top Stitch and Armhole Top Stitch

4. Multi Needle Chain Stitch (i.e. Kansai Optional): Front placket make and attach

5. Feed-of-Arm (optional): Side seam and under arm

6. Button Stitching Machine: Attaching button to front placket and cuff

7. Button Holing Machine: Making button holes.

Raw Materials Requirement
You have already selected the product that you are going to make. Now make a list of raw materials required to make the garment with average consumption. This would help you to prepare your budget on material sourcing.

Factory Space Requirement
Now move one step ahead. How much space is required for installing machines and office for staff? To set up factory you need space for installing machines, office space and setting up departments for production and associated processes. Calculate space requirement. According to that you have can plan for a factory building or rent a space.

Manpower Requirement
You have already planned for machines and materials. Now plan for the requirement of manpower for the business. Manpower is one of the primary resources for a business. In manpower planning, include number of staffs, supervisors and workers (operators and helpers) you need to hire to make projected garments and to run business smoothly. Also estimate salaries for each employee and add to your budget to running cost. Get an idea from the market how much salary you need to pay to managers and workers.
Project Cost
I frequently get asked by people, how much money one needs to invest for the small size garment business? Here it is. To know the estimated budget you have to prepare cost of the project. You need to calculate total capital investment, Rent, EMI amount (if you are taking loan), salary for staff, workers wages and running costs. Also include finance required for sourcing raw materials for initial months and other expense etc. To run you business without financial problem, prepare monthly cash flow requirement for at least one year.
Internal Process Flow
Make detailed process flow of an order. This will help you to decide what all departments you need to set up and you can plan hiring people accordingly. You can cross check about your equipment requirement process by process. Read the Garment Manufacturing Process Flow Chart for the export orders. If you are new to garment manufacturing,

Supplier Listing
This process is not essential at first place. But you can start working on finding good and reliable suppliers for fabrics, trims and other necessary items required to manufacture your garments. Start establishing suppliers with your region, then go to other state and even you can source from international market for the quality and cost effective materials.
Reach to Your Customers
You have finished the major part of making the garment manufacturing project. Now make a list of potential customers and start contacting them for business leads.

If you are new to garment manufacturing and want to enter into garment business seek help from an expert. An expert’s guidance will help you to save your time, money, and efforts. You can also learn many things about the business insights from an expert.

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