Wholesaler vs. Manufacturer  by Apparel Search
   

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What do you call a company that sells clothing to
retailers
?

In the fashion industry, companies that purchase clothing from factories for re-sale to RETAILERS generally consider themselves to be
Apparel Manufacturers
.   Why do we call ourselves manufacturers?  According to my 1992 edition of the New Expanded Webster's Dictionary, a MANUFACTURER is
one who manufactures; owner of manufactory
.

If we own or work for a company that does not have
direct
ownership in facilities that which
produce / manufacture
garments we should be considered
WHOLESALERS
.

If you go to our MANUFACTURER section you will find clothing FACTORIES.

If you go to our WHOLESALER section, you will find companies that buy clothing from MANUFACTURERS and then re-sell the clothing to the RETAILERS.

By the way, some companies do both
Yeah, that is confusing.
 

written by Apparel Search 1/29/03

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