This is a very practical workshop designed for anyone considering manufacturing a product in China. You will learn the opportunities and pitfalls of working with agents and directly with factories. You’ll develop a plan and thorough budget for your project, make contact with an agent or factory on the day and understand how to negotiate a manufacturing agreement. You will take control of the process and avoid missteps and scams that can cost thousands.
Elyse Daniels took a niche idea to create customisable jackets and turned it into a multi million dollar business. Exodus Wear now produces a range of custom apparel for schools and community groups. The jackets have been worn by Justin Bieber, Justice Crew, Kyle Sandilands and many other celebrities. Elyse has been manufacturing products in China since 2009. She has first-hand experience of the pitfalls and made lots of unnecessary mistakes that cost time, energy and thousands of dollars. She’s passionate about supporting others to avoid these mistakes and presented at the 2017 Global Retail Conference on this topic.
Module 1: Options for sourcing
Module 2: Methods for sourcing
Module 3: Design and sampling phase
Module 4: Mass production & logistics
This workshop is one day and is limited to twelve participants. Elyse delivers the course in person, weaving in real-life examples from her nine years of experience manufacturing Exodus Wear and other products in China. This is a very practical workshop and participants will develop a manufacturing plan, budget and source and contact factories and agents on the day. This workshop is held in an awesome boardroom in the CBD and runs from 9:00am– 5.00pm with short breaks. Lunch and morning team is provided.
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