Popular Countries to Source Apparel and Textile Products From

In the modern time global fashion brands and retailers facing challenges in product quality, sourcing costs and timely delivery. In this article, we will talk about top apparel exporting countries in the world. In the other way you can say top sourcing destinations for US and UK brands and retailers. 

Garment manufacturing industry is known labor intensive industry. And each country has their own challenges in meeting the target FOB that buyers provide to them. Time to time the minimum labor wages raised by the Govt. in each country. Increase in labor wages, increase the garment manufacturing costs. The manufacturing costs increase impacts in buyers' selection criteria for their sourcing destination. 

Apparel buyers always look for lost cost countries for sourcing their clothes to pocket higher margins. To many countries garment export business is considered major business for their country's economic growth. Though cost consideration is primary factor for deciding suppliers' countries other factors also need to be considered in making final purchase decision. Like, quality of the goods, design and product develop skill, deliveries, government business policies etc. That is why garment export business is spread over worldwide.

Apparel sourcing countries

Following countries are from where large clothing brands source their garments. Still the Asian countries top in the list. 

  1. China
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Vietnam
  4. India
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Thailand
  7. South Africa
  8. Egypt
  9. Mauritius
  10. Philippines,
  11. Indonesia, 
  12. Malayasia
  13. Cambodia
  14. Romanian Republic
  15. Uganda
  16. Madagascar
  17. Italy
  18. Pakistan
  19. Kyrgyzstan
  20. Kazakhstan
  21. Iran
  22. Mexico
  23. Turkey
  24. Guatemala
  25. Nicaragua
  26. El Salvador
  27. Peru
  28. Ethiopia 
  29. Haiti

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