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SAMPLING & ESTIMATING CLOTHING LINES
  Production Minimums

Domestic Minimums
Using our stock 100% cotton knits
(jersey, 1x1 rib, 2x1 rib, French terry, fleece, interlock, thermal) in white, there is no textile minimum and a 30-dozen apparel minimum with a color minimum. Colors are dyed to customer requirements.

Using fabrics we do not stock, the apparel minimum is contingent on the textile minimum. Most common knit fabrics carry color minimums of 500 yards and overall textile minimums of 1,000 yards. Performance fabrics typically carry 1,200-yard minimums per fabric/color. Depending on the utilization of the fabric and garment, this may translate to 4,000 garments for infant items to 850 garments for adult long-sleeve tees.

An alternative to using up textiles in your first production is to place a deposit equivalent to 85% of the value of the remaining fabric. Style Source will warehouse the balance of your fabric for future production.

Import Minimums
Style Source's import minimums begin at 1,200 pieces per style/600 per color. We have factories in China, Macau, India, and Pakistan who will work with us at these levels. For items that do not consume much fabric (utilization under a half yard a garment), garment minimums may be higher, as they are driven by textile minimums. Highly technical garments or garments requiring less common fabrics may also require higher minimums.

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