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How to Decide Between Domestic and International Production

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One of the most common questions I get as a retail consultant is, “Where should I produce my product?” As a fashion business owner you want the lowest cost while meeting the quality expectations your customer seeks.

Often times the thought of making product on the opposite side of the world can be intimidating. Shipping, customs, communication barriers, etc. can be a lot to figure out.

Producing product in the US can be much less complicated and gives you the ability to be hands-on with production. You will however have to factor this cost of convenience into your product since the cost of manufacturing in the US is significantly more.

There are many things to consider when deciding where to produce your product. I have broken it down for you into 3 main deciding factors.