How to Choose a Sewing Contractor
The quality of your product depends largely on the quality produced by your sewing contractor. Choosing a sewing contractor is one of the most important decisions anyone in the clothing or cloth industry can make. Companies that are not large enough to hire their own in-house sewing staff must take advantage of contractor sewers in the area to get orders out on time.
There is a simple formula that will help you choose the best contractor for your needs. Follow this formula, and you will produce quality pieces that will make customers happy and increase your business.
Choose your type
Contractor sewers come in two groups. Individual contractors sew products individually, from start to finish on one machine. These sewers are ideal for smaller projects and businesses just getting started. Industrial contractors have a large assembly line. These contractors have several sewers that complete your projects piece by piece. Industrial sewers are ideal for large orders or established companies with large order sizes.
Set up interviews
You should set up a face-to-face meeting time with several contractors. Bring a finished sample of your project and samples of the materials that you plan to use for your project. Ask each contractor what time estimate and cost estimates they can give you. Ask the contractor what experience they have and the kind of projects they have done in the past or currently do. This can help you eliminate contractors that do not meet your needs and hire the best sewers for your project.
Make your choice
After interviewing potential contractors, make a list of their advantages and disadvantages. Choose the contractor with the highest amount of advantages to ensure your project is finished how and when you want it. Write out a contract with the sewer to keep your projects safe and avoid legal trouble down the line.