Once you’ve approved all of your patterns and sales samples as correct and to your liking, we then move your production into the mass manufacturing production lines. In order to do this, you will need to consider the following information about Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs), Lead Times, and Production Time-frames.
What Is A Lead Time?
A Lead Time is the length of time that it takes until your brand can enter the production lines. As we have other brands always in production, this creates a cue of brands waiting to get in. There are lead times when you’re waiting to enter the patterns/samples production lines, and there are lead times again when you’re waiting to enter the mass production lines.
Lead times are fluid. Under normal circumstances, lead times are usually hovering between 1 to 3 weeks. But this can change due to the varying quantities and complexities from other brands, as well as globally recognised holidays such as Ramadan and Christmas. During these holidays lead times can be anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks due to shortened working hours, workers travelling to take month-long religious holidays, etc.
In order to enter either the sampling or the mass production lines, you need to approve your production quotes and make your initial payment to begin the process. It’s at this time that your brand’s position in the cue can be secured. How long your specific lead time is will become clear at that time.
What Is A Production Time?
A Production Time is the time it takes to make a single piece of clothing multiplied across the whole collection. Some clothing styles may only take a few minutes to make whereas more complex styles like our 100-Hour Dress – click here, take much longer.
Although your production times will depend entirely on what you’re manufacturing and the activities required, we can clarify an example.
- Drafting and cutting your patterns, then making your samples, can take from 10 to 14 days.
- Our average production order is usually 5,000 pieces, and can range in time-frame from 8-12 weeks.
What Are CMA Bali’s Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs)?
We have varying MOQs because we are a private network of 54 of the top-rated ethical-verified clothing manufacturing facilities. Each facility has it’s own MOQs which we have been able to negotiate in order to offer solutions for small, medium, and large-scale fashion brands.
IMPORTANT: We express our MOQs like this: “X-number of pieces per style per colour.” The word colour is interchangeable with the words print, embroidery, or any other type of embellishment. This means that if you make a bikini in 3 solid colours, 2 different prints, and an embroidery, your order quantity would be “MOQ # x each of those differences”.
- Our lowest starting MOQ is 50 pieces per style per colour.
- Inside of this 50 pieces, you must manufacture a minimum of 10 pieces per size whether you have only one size or 5 sizes.
- Because this is quite a low MOQ, we expect brands to commit to manufacturing at least 350 pieces in total across all styles, whether you have one style or more.
- Starting MOQs range from 300 to 600 pieces per style per colour.
- Per size minimums range from 50 to 100 pieces.
- We expect brands to commit to manufacturing at least 1,200 to 3,000 pieces in total across all styles, whether you have one style or more.
- Starting MOQs range from 1,500 to 25,000 pieces per style per colour.
- Per size minimums range from 250 to 4,000 pieces.
- Brands are expected to commit to manufacturing at least 7,5000 to 50,000 pieces in total across all styles, whether you have one style or more.
- Our lowest starting MOQ is 75 pieces per style per colour.
- Because this is quite a low MOQ, we expect brands to commit to manufacturing at least 150 pieces in total across all styles, whether you have one style or more.
- MOQs start from 500 pieces per style per size.
- Brands are expected to commit to manufacturing at least 2,500 pieces in total across all styles, whether you have one style or more.
If you’d like to work with CMA Bali’s sampling and mass manufacturing services, please fill in our enquiry form – click here.