Where can I find a swimwear manufacturer?
I want to start my own swimwear line. So far the most difficult part is finding a manufacturer. I tried Alibaba, I tried Google search, but I can't find one that would work closely with small business owners like me. Where do I need to search?
Your home/business State (re: New Mexico) has an economic development department and they would be the first one I would contact to see if there is a swimwear manufacture in your State. If no, that department can probably recommend a manufacture in another State.
I'm not sure that this is a right answer, but I can recommend to check http://www.t-shirtforums.com/. This is a forum for people who create prints on wear. I hope it will be helpful for you!
Alibaba.com is best if you are thinking to source.
While you contact vendors on Alibaba, make sure you check how old is their store and reviews. Besides, check with more than 4-5 suppliers. Negotiation is the key to get good price and quality.
Always use Escrow, as it will save you from bad surprises.