With the US dollar so low, wouldn't you want to take advantage and actually buy MORE US made products?LucyRoberts said:hey guys/dolls,
can i get some info on importing t-shirts from far away places ?
this topic has come up around here lately and with the USD being so low... is it a good time to start importing and not buy US made ?
some thoughs on this is appreciated.
hongkongdmz said:I wouldnt say that all the 'quality' t-shirts are located in the US. .
Admittedly, while this is the perceived wisdom that I've taken on assumption and run with... it's actually contrary to what at least one of those designers who is now producing offshore said (i.e. I was told part of the advantage of it was being able to do smaller runs).Solmu said:Particularly, it's not for those who aren't dealing in quantity.
So far the Product quality has always been good.alphadatabase said:For those of you that did have clothing imported, what kind of minimums did you have, and how did the customization process of your garment work for you in dealing with a distant company?
Personally, I plan on being here in a couple of months myself. Given the wealth of knowledge this site I can't believe we all aren't going this route.Twinge said:I suppose you could even take it one step further, and make the t-shirts yourself (or buy the out-of-country plants that do) =)
T-BOT said:So far the Product quality has always been good.
Only had one problem with imported Bulk goods. All other times 100% satisfied.
Importing from China (for example) is complicated here in Canada.
I find the best way is if the company has a rep where you are located ( or in our case in the USA at least ) to deal with.
Never the less, importing is "risky" with customs etc. an import brooker helps alot.
The one and only problem we had was a $ 30,000 order that turned out to be knock-off's. Yep, started noticing the same goods on High Fashion model magazines, in Gucci, Dior etc... stores.
What the heck ! of couse we did not know they were knock offs cause they were being made at the same time as the real ones and i guess these were leftovers or something.
Anyways, we voluntaraly pulled all the goods from the retail stores and got the the Legal involved. 2 years later it all finaly got sorted out, returned the goods and got the cash back.
Other times Importing from Farway places has worked out great.
It pays to import in bulk when hot items are not available local or for a better price ( to save cents, dont bother importing).
From Canada, We like to import from FarWay places via USA, NYC or LA and deal with reps there that import much larger volumes then us. It is cheaper and Easier to bring them into Canada from the USA then importing them directly into Canada from Farway places. ...i find.
The lower USD helps too, when buying with CND from the USA. Way better then a few years ago.
.... importing from the UK is easy for us, we have a connection there ..... the Queen. Bwahahahah