What’s so hard about starting a new fashion brand? Sourcing.

Sourcing requires time, care, and expertise: if you don’t technically understand the raw material you’re looking for or if you don’t know how correctly to audit suppliers, you may be putting yourself and your brand at a tremendous risk for economic loss or, worse yet, failure.

Let our experts in sourcing guide you. We can help you find the right fabrics and textiles, elastics, buttons, zippers, prints, and more, asking the right questions to help your brand source only once, for the long-term.

Sourcing 101

What is sourcing?

Sourcing is the process of finding a supplier that can meet the technical and aesthetic demands of your product. This includes searching for and evaluating textiles, fabrics, and other raw materials that will be used in garment or apparel products for your brand. Sourcing is a critical stage where the team must carefully evaluate the look and feel of your style and the functionality of the garment, while at the same time finding a crossroads between all the creative aspects and practical business aspects, such as logistics, finance, and lead time.

Sourcing is often the most time-consuming and complicated step in developing or manufacturing any new clothing concepts. As you set-up your brand, consider hiring expert, such as Urth Apparel, to guide you.


What can Urth Apparel Help You Source?

Wondering if we can find what you’re looking for? Well, here are a few highlights of raw materials we work with everyday! (And this list just highlights the 1%).

What are the Benefits of Sourcing with Urth Apparel?

Our Sourcing team knows how to help your brand succeed in choosing the right raw materials for your styles that help you:
reduce costs


Lead Time


Increase Quality





To Choose The Right Suppliers, You Need To Ask The Right Questions To Both Yourself And The Suppliers.

Let our experts help you solve your sourcing requirements.
Sourcing Lead Times

How Long Does It Take to do Sourcing with Urth?

Sourcing often takes 4-8 weeks, between locating suppliers, developing, and sampling. Sourcing can often become the slowest step and the most complicated step in developing or manufacturing any new clothing concepts.

Choosing the right experts to represent your brand can help you reduce lead times to as little as 2-4 weeks.

For example, at Urth Apparel, our library contains over 10,000 SKU’s in areas such as:

  • Fabrics and Textiles
  • Tags (Hang Tags, Care Labels, Brand Tags, etc)
  • Accessories (zippers, elastics, buttons, snaps, etc)
  • Embellishments (Prints, Embroideries, Patches, etc)
  • Packaging

Sourcing Transparency

Does Urth Apparel actually make products?

Yes, Urth Apparel is a vertical apparel manufacturer with in-house infrastructure to produce thousands of distinct textiles and yarns.

We also believe in working with experts for specialty raw materials who know their specialty craft inside and out. This is why we view Apparel manufacturing as a collaboration between our factory and many trusted suppliers, working together to meet the quickly evolving demands of global fashion brands with unlimited imagination and creativity!

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