Finding Factories

A list of factories

Here are our top resources and community workshop on manufacturing:

Finding Domestic Manufacturers


Finding the Right Domestic Production Partner:


Resources for Domestic Manufacturers

  • CFDA - The Production Directory is an open-access directory of over 300 U.S. fashion manufacturers that was created to help make more direct connections between brands and local manufacturing resources.
  • Maker's Row - a platform for factories in America, especially specialty manufacturers
  • OTEXA (Office of Textiles and Apparel) U.S.A. Sourcing & Products Directory - directory to assist buyers in sourcing U.S.-made textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods from U.S. vendors, which include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and producers.

Finding Overseas Manufacturers

  • ImportYeti - Free search engine for overseas manufacturers of similar products through US Customs Records
  • Alibaba - sourcing factories globally
  • ISPO - Find factories by seeing who has attended large trade shows such as ISPO and more
  • ImportGenius - a clever hack to find manufacturers. ImportGenius tracks shipping activity around the world to show you exactly what’s happening in the import-export business
  • Matchory - they make intros to factories. It costs about $250 to sign up.
  • Google Search (get specific about what we’re looking for)
    • “Full service manufacturing for…”
    • “Low minimum manufacturer for activewear”

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