Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

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Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by Simon M » Fri May 18, 2018 3:02 pm

I have an established brand of sports wear and am looking for garment makers in PP or other parts of Cambodia. Specifically I'm looking for sports bras and leggins to be made with our brand name.

Can anyone tell me if there are medium size factories in PP that would accept orders of less than 1,000 pieces? I can speak English and Thai.
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 pm

it is easy to find garment maker in PP, just search yellow pages, but those usually requires orders in excess of 10,000 pieces citing time and effort to make the pattern cuttings, try olympic market and employ those small scale mom n pop shop, it is easier to control quality but take lots of patience for communications and translating ideas
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by Simon M » Sat May 19, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks for the help, this is the type of info I was looking for. How is the fabric range in PP?
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by willyhilly » Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 am

Fabric range is pretty poor I think,everything is imported. You would be better going to Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Bangladesh.
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by Simon M » Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 am

willyhilly wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 am
Fabric range is pretty poor I think,everything is imported. You would be better going to Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Bangladesh.
This was my concern, I want to use Cambodia because we're based in Thailand, where we already manufacture, the problem is it's very difficult to find workers.
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Sat May 19, 2018 10:27 am

not good, mostly cheap polyester range, if u r doing bras then most probably u r looking at lycra or something in that range, difficult to find it here, used to go to dist 5 in vietnam to get my fabrics, there is a huge fabric market there call soai kinh lam n transport it back using the bus from HCM to PP, 100,000vnd for 1m3 of space, leave ur cam phone number with bus operator and when it reach PP, they will call u and go pick it up
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Sat May 19, 2018 10:33 am

Simon M wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 am
willyhilly wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 am
Fabric range is pretty poor I think,everything is imported. You would be better going to Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Bangladesh.
This was my concern, I want to use Cambodia because we're based in Thailand, where we already manufacture, the problem is it's very difficult to find workers.
had the same problem too, i trained 6 workers from scratch for 6 months but in the end still not up to standard, since u hv factory in thailand then u shld know where to get fabrics in thailand
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by Simon M » Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 am

bolueeleh wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:33 am
Simon M wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 am
willyhilly wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 am
Fabric range is pretty poor I think,everything is imported. You would be better going to Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Bangladesh.
This was my concern, I want to use Cambodia because we're based in Thailand, where we already manufacture, the problem is it's very difficult to find workers.
had the same problem too, i trained 6 workers from scratch for 6 months but in the end still not up to standard, since u hv factory in thailand then u shld know where to get fabrics in thailand
Thanks. Did you formerly work in garment making in Thailand or PP? Thai workers can do a good enough job of sewing, just a matter of finding them. Yes, I know where to get the fabrics, just not sure how to get it to PP.
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Sat May 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Simon M wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 am
bolueeleh wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:33 am
Simon M wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 am
willyhilly wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 am
Fabric range is pretty poor I think,everything is imported. You would be better going to Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Bangladesh.
This was my concern, I want to use Cambodia because we're based in Thailand, where we already manufacture, the problem is it's very difficult to find workers.
had the same problem too, i trained 6 workers from scratch for 6 months but in the end still not up to standard, since u hv factory in thailand then u shld know where to get fabrics in thailand
Thanks. Did you formerly work in garment making in Thailand or PP? Thai workers can do a good enough job of sewing, just a matter of finding them. Yes, I know where to get the fabrics, just not sure how to get it to PP.
tried my hands at starting a small shop at making low end women apparels and hoping to sell them in matured markets like singapore or hong kong as i saw a demand for low end women apparel with mediocre design and fabric like zara or mango or what not but selling at reasonable prices

imported fabrics direct from china factories but the workmanship of the workers here are appalling, so i scraped that business venture and now stuck with hell load of farbrics, anyway i dont know anything about transporting fabrics from thailand, i only know abt transporting from ho chi minh
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Re: Help with Garment Making in Phnom Penh

Post by cannabistourist » Sat May 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Talking about fabric, do you know if we can buy hemp fabric in Cambodia ? It is not available in Thailand and it seems that only China can supply hemp.
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