China – Sourcing
Dewhirst’s Shanghai Sourcing office is committed to achieving your ideal requirements whether for fabric, trim or garment supply. Our team carefully interrogates product specifications, cross costing every project to secure beneficial rates.
Unlike many suppliers, our in-country technical team closely monitors production, rigorously testing fabrics, trims and accessories. We scrutinise and manage every stage from prototyping through to mill release and pre-shipment inspection. By anticipating production issues and adopting pro-active interventions we can ensure the efficient delivery that our clients expect.
When you require a specific trim to a stringent specification we are ideally placed to help. We know exactly where to hunt out raw materials as well as finished garments, enabling us to respond to diverse demands for brand customisation. Stringent auditing to your agreed quality requirements ensures the aesthetics and performance your customers demand.
Bangladesh – Sourcing
At the heart of apparel manufacture, Bangladesh has become an essential source for clothing retailers globally. Dewhirst’s local management structure supported by our international supply network gives you access to the best that Bangladesh has to offer.
Dewhirst’s state-of-the-art garment manufacturing, laundry and sourcing facilities in Bangladesh equip us to maintain reliability and quality control at every stage of the production chain. Ground-level knowledge, preferential duty rates and a willing labour force deliver cost-efficiency savings. We have the capacity to adapt to fluctuating circumstances with speed, accountability, and a results – driven ethic.
Cambodia – Sourcing
The cost benefits of Cambodian manufacturing are complemented by Dewhirst’s in-country Sourcing office. This achieves a balanced sourcing strategy that flexes to meet our client’s needs and achieve competitive value.
Efficient logistics links with China plus an intimate knowledge of local services ensures our ability to deliver any level of service, from specific product development to complete outsourcing of collections. We deploy the most suitable manufacturing unit for your technical specification via our own plant or a number of contracted facilities, carefully monitoring quality from prototyping to bulk shipment.
Our size and capacity in this modern centre of apparel production enables us to drive new technical solutions for the benefit of our clients. More than simply responding to instructions, we are pro-active in suggesting new innovations for the advancement of affordable, quality clothing.
India – Sourcing
Our sourcing operation in Dhaka can handle a comprehensive portfolio created to meet your requirements. We have the capacity to respond to any brief; from realising a technical trim advancement to producing ready for market collections.
At every stage of the value chain, a skilled team ensures that technical details, accreditation standards and social compliance measures are fulfilled within a quality controlled environment. Unlike many others, we apply control measures throughout the process from:
- prototyping sample garments,
- testing raw materials,
- positive release approval prior to bulk fabric leaving the mill,
- auditing bulk to your agreed quality standard,
- close tracking of shipping and logistics processes.
Our industry relationships have been carefully cultivated over many years, resulting in a diverse and reliable supply base that responds dynamically to your brief and aligns cost and service efficiency between sourcing and manufacturing locations.
Indonesia – Sourcing
Dewhirst’s Jakarta based sourcing team are your local eyes and ears, using specialist knowledge to unlock the potential of Indonesia’s vibrant apparel industry. Extensive ground level networks equip us to ensure that products are delivered to your critical path and at the right cost for your business.
We have the technical expertise to source fabrics and trims to fit your brief or develop a completely new product where required. Clear communication supported by an Asia – wide netwrok of contacts ensures we find the most appropriate, cost-effective solution to manufacture your garments. Our specialist knowledge extends to technology, merchandising, procurement, quality control and social compliance. This comprehensive expertise allows us to create your ideal textiles, trims and garment collections with minimised risk, streamlined logistics and a competitive pricing structure.
Sri Lanka – Sourcing
Sri Lanka offers decades of experience in apparel production as well as a skilled, diligent workforce and optimised shipment routes to Europe and the USA. Dewhirst has maximised Sri Lanka’s specific strengths by focusing our Colombo based sourcing services on the formalwear market.
Working with fabrics nominated by our design division or by our customers, we deploy manufacturing capabilities across Sri Lanka to produce formalwear that will inspire consumers with a value added proposition.
Dewhirst also possesses a wealth of manufacturing expertise, enabling us to manage technical development and testing to deliver the quality your brand requires. Every detail, from garment construction to high embellishment trim, is closely monitored by our people. This is complemented by streamlined shipping routes for cost and delivery efficiency plus a local commitment to social compliance amongst our accredited factory partners.
United Kingdom – Design
Dewhirst has a dedicated in-house design team specialising in multi-product apparel wear with a growing portfolio of both national and international clienteles.
Housed in our London office, expert teams are in place to provide an excellent trusted service from design conception, technical production right through to the clients’ retail space.
At the forefront of the latest trends, excelling at design, we aim to deliver fashion forward products at achievable price points which meet client sales strategy and expectations.
Bangladesh – Manufacturing and Laundry
Passionate about driving world class standards in the design and manufacture of quality apparel for international retailers seeking excellence in flexibility, value and corporate social responsibility.
Our manufacturing operation spans 23,000 square metres with an approximate production capacity of more than 150,000 units produced per week. Facilities include a fully automated cutting room plus centralised sampling and embroidery units.
Our customers enjoy the benefits of pioneering technical development married with competitive costings and duty advantages. Because our plants are managed entirely by in-country teams you can be assured of total quality control at every stage of the manufacturing process.
We are widely recognised by our distinguished clientèle as an industry leader in achieving the highest levels of social compliance and ethical standards. We have an enviable track record in superior technical development, rigorous quality control, competitive output and industry accreditation to ISO9001, ISO140001, WRAP, andCTPAT standards.
Dewhirst is ideally placed to manage complex washing and dyeing procedures via our own fully equipped laundry. Our workforce is trained in technical excellence and efficient productivity across a broad repertoire of finishes and garment detailing.
The laundry features advanced technology including a laboratory equipped with spectrophotometer for quality control testing. We utilise fully automated Smartex washing machines for the application of garment over-dyeing.
We also have special capabilities in resin and storm finishes as well as, grinding, scraping and PP spray.
Because Dewhirst’s laundry operation is wholly owned and managed by us you can be assured of rigorous levels of reliability, productivity, social compliance and competitive value.
Full service onsite laboratory accredited by Intertek Testing Services to carry out comprehensive, technical garment testing to industry standards & in line with customer requirements.
Cambodia – Manufacturing
Established in 2011 Dewhirst Cambodia (Co) Ltd is a wholly owned, purpose built, world class tailoring facility.
Current capacity allows for 17,000 jackets, 30,000 trousers and 2,000 waistcoats per week. We employ over 2,300 employees with the potential to add a further 1,000 and expand the capacity further.
Our onsite teams manage all aspects of the manufacturing process from start to finish to ensure the highest quality standards are maintained throughout. Design, product development, sampling, sourcing and production through to despatch are all managed by highly qualified onsite teams. We place a high emphasis on technical capability which is supported by the strong technical team encompassing a wealth of experience and expertise across our product range.
Our employees benefit from our strong stance on ethical policies, we supply benefits above and beyond the requirements set by law and adhere to best practice industry standards.
We are passionate about delivering a quality product on time, to the customers specifications.
High Performing Teams
Building high performing teams starts with thorough inductions in our dedicated training school and is maintained via rigorous on going skills development. Our talented work force take part in an annual drawing contest and the winning drawings are published in the Dewhirst Cambodia calendar.
United Kingdom – Sportswear
Congleton is located in the heart of rural Cheshire, within easy reach of Manchester International Airport & a couple of hours from London by high speed train link. Congleton is close to Manchester and Liverpool, cities which are dominated by sport and home to Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton football clubs. During the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th century Greater Manchester was the epicentre for textile manufacture using cotton imported through the port at Liverpool and transported via a network of canals.
Congleton is also the hub for Sportswear Sales and Marketing, Costing and Quality services. The highly experienced team has extensive knowledge of the sportswear industry and is ideally placed to service your requirements in this category.
Vietnam – Manufacturing
Two new Joint Venture Tailoring factories with our partner in the Hanoi area.
Our exemplary production standards cover suits, jackets and formal trousers.
The factories are equipped with the latest technology with all new equipment in highly invested units.
Careful on-site monitoring achieves total quality control from prototyping to final shipping. Close transport links with China provide the option of expert fabric sourcing via our Shanghai office to complement your technical production brief. Our social compliance measures are rapidly defining us as a torch bearer for ethical and environmental standards across the Asian apparel industry.
We also have access to other product areas and are positioned to capitalise on the newly agreed
TPP and EU FTA