If you have a great idea or design for a new clothing line, swimwear or activewear, getting them made so you can get them to market is a huge (and usually expensive) step to take in your fashion empire.
If you are stuck with finding a manufacturer – then you have come to the right place.
Here is a great list of affordable and reputable fashion manufacturers that are recommended time and time again. We add to the list regularly, so check back to keep updated!
We also have a great list of Pattern Makers (scroll to the end of this article!) Good luck!
Australian Based Clothing Manufacturers:
KJ Production House is a full-service fashion resource centre from idea to manufacturing and marketing.
Services: Patternmaking, samples, sourcing, cutting, manufacturing, fashion brand label development, digitising, grading.
Location: West Pennant Hills, NSW
Fashion and Design Services based in Australia but made in Bali.
Services: Full-service fashion house, from ideas to manufacturing.
Location: Islington NSW
Caryn Luxton Design is leading pattern makers and offer a dedicated team of industry professionals from idea to production.
Specialising in stretch-wear garments (activewear) and producing high-quality fashion garments in conjunction with an in-house pattern-maker. They offer pattern making, grading, sampling, cutting, manufacturing or a full-service start to finish package.
Location: Brisbane, Qld
We have a team of freelancers to help develop your product as well as source all you need to get it looking as you imagined.
Slyetica are activewear manufacturers for people who sell activewear. They sell ‘blank’ activewear that you can self-brand, or do custom runs of your exact designs.
This business is located in Mansfield, Queensland, however, they are agents to manufacturers in China. They work with the manufacturers to ensure you get exactly what you want, without having to deal with them directly. They come highly recommended.
Small Run Australian Clothing Manufacturers:
Specialise in design consultancy, pattern making, grading, sampling and garment making.
Sample Room is located in Melbourne and offer pattern making, sample making, grading, production preparation and consultation.
Location: Brunswick East, Melbourne
Overseas Based Clothing Manufacturers
A Balinese based ethical clothing manufacturer and designer.
Manufacture My Product is an Australian company that assists clients to manufacture their own brand of fashion, linen, bedding and designer fabrics.
Savvy Garments make menswear, women’s fashion and generally anything you want to make. They do have a minimum ordering quantity requirement and they don’t charge for samples that are part of the manufacturing process.
Design Make Produce offer fashion consultation, manufacturer tours, production management and material sourcing in China. They also have their prices listed on their website (which is handy!)
List of Ethical Manufacturers
A Plus Schoolwear
Cash’s Apparel Solutions
Compuknit Hosiery Australia
Farm to Hanger
Green Square Apparel
New Model Beauty Queen
Sisley Clothing Australia
The Social Studio
Overseas Based Ethical Clothing Manufacturers
Yogi and Boo (Based in Bali)
List of Australian Pattern Makers
Caryn Luxton Design are Australian based and focus on transforming your clothing designs into finished garments ready for sale.
Debra Jane is a professional pattern maker and fashion designer based in Sydney. She has over 25 years experience in all aspects of pattern making and clothing production in womenswear, menswear, sportswear, swimwear, childrens wear, activewear, uniforms and bridal.
Linda Hyde has over 25 years experience in the clothing industry. Her services include pattern making, design sheets, specification sheets, grading, samples and cutting.
Elizabeth Maratheftis specialises in pattern making for women, men and childrenswear. They also offer customised dressmaking for all occasions, grading and illustrations.
Location: Arncliffe NSW
Stephanie Shelley is the owner of The Dezign Room and has over 30 years experience as a pattern maker in the fashion industry, working for many big name brands in both Australia and world-wide.