"Dressmaking Tutorials: What are Textile Mill, manufacturer, jobber, wholesaler, and a retailer"
Doing business in dressmaking, must know what's a textile mill, manufacture, jobber, wholesaler and a retailer's are, and where do fabrics are made? Why? So that you'll know where to find the fabric that you need. You'll learn how to make a deal and how to buy the right price, and yardage.
Textile Mills- repers to a spicific plant where textile are made, or a manufacturing facility involves in manufacturing of fabrics.
They process raw materials into thread to weave, crocheted, and knitted to make textiles. These raw materials, such as cotton, nylon, rayon, and silk. Huges textile mill facilities includes cleaning, spinning, and dying. Also fabric printing and embroideries.
picture of textile mills...
Textile manufacturers- are company that process and convert fibre into yarn and into fabric, to textiles, and then into dressmaking companies, and or to clothing manufacturing.
textile manufacturing compony
Cotton is the most world important natural fibre, a yield of 25 million tons in more than 50 countries combined with 35 million hectares cultivated.
pictures of cotton field plantation
Fabric Jobbers- are suppliers who sells mill ends, called over runs,odd lots and seconds. They buy fabrics from textile mills then sell it to individual buyers, dressmaking companies, one-off designers, small manufacturers and fabric stores, typically small minimums.
Mill ends- are left over fabric from mills which they dont have orders or buyers, these are excess fabrics.
Odds lots- are similar except jobbers, usually buy these goods by dressmaking companies and clothing manufacturers. Sometimes, they bought much fabric but ended up not needing, because of miscalculated yardage needs and or thinking re-orders in certain styles.
Seconds-are just they sound like. The type of defect are myriad the scope of this entry.
* buying seconds cannot be return.
* you buy as low as 1 yard.
* you can buy goods for immediate production.
* be adviced that you can't re-order for more production or you need a continuity before buying.
Under no circumstances, should you buy production quantities of yardage or you don't have? Ahhh.. just do it! Be positive and you'll gonna have it...
* No guarantee for continuity.
What is Fabric Wholesale?- also called the distributing the sale of fabrics to retailers, fabric outlets or to anyone other than a standard costumer like dressmakers.
What is Fabric Wholesaler?- usually the sale of fabric merchandise to a retailer, who then sells them on to individual customer, like dressmakers and designers.
What is a Fabric Wholesaler?- is a middleman who purchase the products in bulk at great discounts and then distribute among the fabric retailers at fair prices.
Fabric Retailer- are stores that carries variety of fabric categories, and has broad assortment at average prices. These is where customer buy their fabric goods for dressmaking, as well as designers and couturiers.
pic of wholesale and retailer stores...
We have'd read and learn textile mills process, how fibre to become yarn and convert into fabric. The jobbers to wholesalers, the distributing of fabrics into individuals, and to retailers which i usually buy for small orders for custom-dressmaking.