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Where to get clothing materials?

Asked by Atheros (320 points ) March 12th, 2011

Is it possible to buy raw materials, like solely cloth for let’s say suits, that are later branded Hugo Boss? Yes, I mean something like ‘Made in China’ textile directly from fabric.

If yes, where could I order pieces of such cloth?

Thank you.

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YARNLADY's avatar

Fabric from every part of the world can be purchased online. Just type retail fabrics into your search box.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I used to go here to get beautiful fabrics that were specific to designers.I am not sure what they carry now as I have since realized that I cannot sew to save my life! XD
Good Luck

Nullo's avatar

Look for fabric stores in your area. Cloth is typically sold by either the yard/meter, or by the bolt.

longtresses's avatar

I think when you buy straight from factories, they only do bulk sales?

A lot of textile factories don’t have online presence because they don’t need one. They have regular clients and so they build on those relationships and rely on word-of-mouth insider referrals. For example, a cotton factory would have clients like bedsheet manufacturer, curtain maker, fabric printing plant, etc.

In short, I don’t think online searching alone is enough. You’ll probably have to dig deeper or find those connections.

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