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Product Sourcing
Jim Kennemer

Top Country to Manufacture Clothing // The 12 largest Exporters of Clothing, Garments, and Apparel

If you are looking to manufacture clothing and apparel, one of the first big decisions you need to make is which country is the best for your clothing line. The clothing industry is a global industry with manufacturers and factories spread across the globe. China is the biggest producer of clothing; however, its rivals are not that far behind. Many countries offer advantages over China in regards to cost, human rights, or quality.

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Sourcing Beyond China
Jim Kennemer

How to Find Pakistan Clothing, Textile, and Garment Manufacturers // Top 10 Clothing Suppliers In Pakistan List

Pakistan’s clothing, textile, and apparel industry is situated at the top of the textile value chain, beginning with cotton and synthetic fibers. Over the last decade, there has been a steady growth in the value of the global market share of garment clothing exports relative to goods at the lower end of the value chain. This pattern is influenced by factors such as recurrent movements in the global fashion world, niche marketing leading to higher unit price discoveries, and increased use of diverse designs and materials, especially in the women’s clothing segment.

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Product Planning
Jim Kennemer

How To Write A Production Manual // 5 Steps To Write A Great Product Manual

A production manual is a set of instructions you present to a manufacturer in a factory to ensure your product gets made at a high-quality standard. Writing a production manual is easy! The production manual can be a simple set of instructions written in Microsoft Office or Adobe Illustrator. We’ve outlined a 5-step guideline on how to write a production manual below.

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Alibaba Alternatives in China
Product Sourcing
Jim Kennemer

Top 15+ Alibaba Alternatives in China // List of Supplier Directories For China

This guide will feature the top Alibaba alternatives in China. You can read Cosmo Sourcings series on Alibaba alternatives for India, Vietnam, and Thailand as well. China is the largest market for Alibaba services and factories/suppliers manufacturing in China often rely on Alibaba to get deals done. This guide will focus on mainland China’s top websites specifically – many of the services below will only ship to mainland China. We provide a general overview of Alibaba’s top alternatives for this market and break down what each website can do for your business.

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Alibaba Alternatives in Vietnam
Sourcing Beyond China
Jim Kennemer

The 10+ Best Alibaba Alternatives in Vietnam // How To Source Products and Manufactures In Vietnam

If you are looking for a supplier or manufacturer in Vietnam, then your first instinct is to check out Alibaba. Unfortunately, this is not a great resource as it’s not as active in Vietnam as it is in China. Fortunately, there are great Alibaba Alternatives in Vietnam that you can use. We run down the best ones from our own experience, and give you a good guide for sourcing in Vietnam!

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The Best Sourcing Companies in China
Product Sourcing
Jim Kennemer

Top 10 Sourcing Companies In China List // + Guide on How To Hire A Sourcing Company

Are you New to manufacturing in China and want to know the top sourcing companies? Welcome to the ultimate guide on sourcing/manufacturing in China. We developed a comprehensive step-by-step guide that contains all the essential information about sourcing in China, including What sourcing companies do, top benefits, how to hire/pay sourcing companies, red flags to avoid, and questions to ask sourcing agents. We also compiled a list of the top 10 sourcing companies in China (scroll below for the full list).

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India Alibaba Alternatives for Product Sourcing
Sourcing Beyond China
Jim Kennemer

Best 15+ India Alibaba Alternatives List // Resources to Find Indian Products and Manufacturers

Alibaba is the standard for sourcing in China, but now so much in India. So what are the best Alibaba Alternatives for India? Sourcing Hub lists the best resources for sourcing suppliers, manufacturers, and products. This guide will include tips for finding wholesalers in India as well as manufacturers. We give a total overview of importing from India for businesses of all sizes.

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Vietnam Sourcing Companies an hlp connect you with supplier in Vietnam
Product Sourcing
Jim Kennemer

The Best Vietnam Sourcing Companies and Agencies List // Ultimate Guide

If you are sourcing in Vietnam for the first time, you must know how the process works and how to find the right factories. The best way to do that is to work with an experienced sourcing company. But How do you choose the right one? We review the most trusted sourcing companies in Vietnam and the services they provide.

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Shipping
Jim Kennemer

Air Freight vs. Sea Freight Carbon Footprint // Environmental Impact of Shipping

With rising global greenhouse gas emissions, many importers and businesses are starting to take their freight carbon footprint seriously. However, when it comes to shipping freight overseas, many companies are unsure of what is the best way to do it. As we were uncertain of the impact ourselves, we investigated the environmental impact of both air and sea shipping.

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