Apparel Manufacturing in Pakistan
Over the years, Pakistan has become an apparel sourcing dream destination for clothing brands and designers. It has an average lower production cost than countries like China, India, and Bangladesh, while offering the same high-quality garments due to its skilled workers and quality fabrics. Pakistan has the second-best quality cotton in the world, sold for around 20-25% less than in other Asian countries. It is the sixth-largest textile exporter, and textiles and clothing make up about 57% of the country’s total exports. Manufacturing clothing in Pakistan has been rather popular among famous brands such as Nike, Sears, and Old Navy, and you can too through Sqetch.
Featured Clothing Manufacturers in Pakistan
What’s your company all about? What does make you unique?
Our business is mostly producing clothing with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) services. For that reason, we are the ideal company for brands that aim to produce clothes with their brand names and logo – we are perfect for this job. We provide all kinds of clothing, with full customization. Tangibal Sports is unique because a high level of product quality and customer satisfaction is fundamental for us.
How has the pandemic affected the fashion market, and how is your company dealing with the challenges?
During the pandemic times, companies are struggling with freight costs. The freight price is skyrocketing, so our clients are facing high shipping charges fees. To overcome this unfortunate situation, we are working on this daily basis to provide the best shipping prices to our clients, so they don’t have to pay a higher amount to a shipping company.
In addition, the actual global situation has made the prices go higher. For instance, the raw materials that we use to purchase have doubled from 2020 to 2022. For that reason, we are also trying to control the charges for raw materials – to make sure we can keep a competitive price.
Why is Pakistan a good place to manufacture apparel?
Pakistan produces the best cotton in the world. Apart from that, Pakistanis are, proudly, hard workers – they execute their jobs with perfection, with a strong teamwork culture. The country is the best place for producing apparel, surgical tools, sports goods, music instruments, and so on. Pakistani companies are working with very high reputed companies, such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Fila, Jack and Jones and Alpinster. And it’s very honourable for me, that our city is producing footballs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
What advice would you give new designers and start-up brands?
My advice for new designers and startup brands is: when you are working on any product, please share with your manufacturer a single part, and please try to make a file with all instructions. Also, work with honest manufacturers that will hold your business like your partners.
Can you tell us what your company is all about?
Garment Resources started as a textile buying agency in 2003 in Karachi, Pakistan. Founded by Adnan Abbas, who already had a working experience of 6 years in the textile industry of Pakistan, it is now a full-fledged garment manufacturing unit. From outsourcing the production to manufacturing woven goods, the transition happened in 2008. We have over 20 years of experience and are always looking for new collaborations with brands and designers.
Why should I consider Pakistan for manufacturing apparel?
Pakistan has a long tradition of working with the highest quality fabrics, learning and advancing in skills such as embroidery, weaving, and hand skills. Today, we offer brands low production costs for high-quality apparel and textiles, something not many countries can offer. We deliver to all corners of the world and have quick lead times for samples and production.
Could you give new designers and start-up brands some advice?
We offer complete garment manufacturing and textile sourcing solutions for start-ups, clothing brands, and workwear companies. Garment Resources, under the head of Al Anwar Apparels, started manufacturing for brands that didn’t want to compromise on quality yet couldn’t afford exorbitant production costs. Lower MOQs also gives us the advantage of offering products to small brands and businesses, something, we feel, should be promoted. As an initiative to boost entrepreneurship, we are also actively involved in the production of garments for start-up companies. Not only do we provide a platform for them to experiment with their designs, but we also guide them in the industry from our experience of over 12 years.
Quick Facts About Clothing Manufacturing in Pakistan
- 45% of the total workforce is employed by the textile industry
- An average of $12.5 Billion of textiles and clothing are exported annually.
- The fashion segment records an estimated 16% annual growth.
Top Clothing Manufacturers in Pakistan
To help you find the manufacturers in Pakistan that best meet your needs, we’ve created a list of potential manufacturers you can work with:
- Tangibal Sports
- Garment Resources
- Rijiz International
- Smart Sourcing
- Focus Sports
- United Garment Industries
- Ole Group
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