Overseas vs. Domestic Apparel Manufacturing with Boaz David

Overseas vs. Domestic Apparel Manufacturing with Boaz David (Podcast)

should I produce my clothing line in the US or overseas

Today we’re talking about manufacturing clothing and accessories products. I hear this question a lot… 

“Jane, should I start with U.S. manufacturing or go overseas? Which is better?”
It’s a fair question and while every situation is different, today’s episode will help you understand the pros and cons of manufacturing in the US  or overseas. My guest today is Boaz David, and he deals with emerging designers and production every day in his consulting work.
Boaz and his team help fashion designers create a product from scratch (even if you only have a sketch or an idea in your head) all the way to producing thousands of units.

Download this episode on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. You can also click here to download it to any device as an mp3.

Here’s what we cover…

  • What kinds of apparel products can and “should” be made overseas? 
  • How do the new technologies in fabrics relate to the explosion of athleisure?
  • What kinds of products are really selling and making money right now?
  • Do I need to actually travel overseas myself to produce or can I use an agent to take care of everything?
  • What are the main advantages of doing apparel manufacturing in the U.S.?
  • What would Boaz do if he were starting a clothing line over again today?

should I manufacture my clothing line in the US or overseas?

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What was your BIGGEST takeaway from today’s interview? Please let me know in the comments below – I love hearing from you and read every comment.




2 Responses

  1. Superb and highly informative podcast. Having been in the biz for over 2 decades and producing the gamut both in the US and overseas, the advice given was spot on. Excellent, honest and forthright – so rare to find in the fashion business. Truly appreciate it!

  2. Hi Jane,
    This is the first of about 8 podcasts I binged-listened to on a long trip I took over the weekend. I enjoy your easy style with all your guests and the amount of information you both generously share in your interviews. Boaz touched on so many topics I hadn’t considered as I am at the design phase with my handbags. I was also delighted to realize – just a short way into your conversation that he was the guy behind HumanB. A few years ago I bought one of his shirts in a specialty boutique here in Steamboat, CO. I remember loving the feel of the fabric and relating to the brand message and then I got to “meet” him. Thank you!!

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