Sourcing


Every garment begins with fabric and it is this relationship that is at the heart of the creative process. The right choice of fabric is fundamental to both good design and commercial success. The dedicated sourcing team located in Suzhou, China is key to Skywards Apparel being able to source and supply a wide variety of fabric's and trims from all over China. Our experienced team have long standing relationships with many fabric mills, and we can find your preferred fabric or provide similar options catered to your order quantity. 

The integration of the Auckland studio with our main sourcing office, aims to provide a complete solution to sourcing garments from China. The studio is an excellent working space, located in the heart of the city, where our clients can review our fabrication and print capability, supported by our in-house fit and product development expertise. The location of our studio helps us to comparison shop and keep in touch with the latest retail trends. 


MAJOR FABRICATIONS:

  • Ponte Knits, Yarn Dye Ponti Stripes, Scuba Knits, Ottoman Knits, Twill Denim Look Knits
  • 100% Silk, crepe de Chine, Charmeuse (sand-washed), Georgette, Habotai (sand-washed), Twill, Yoryu
  • Silk/Cotton Blend, Silk Prints reactive print, digital print, discharge print, Silk Viscose Velvet and burn outs.
  • 100% Viscose Crepe, Georgette, Viscose Blends, 100% Rayon and Rayon Blends
  • 100% Polyester Chiffons, crepe de Chine, High Twist, Georgette, Jacquards, Air jet Dried and can offer Stock Print Blouse options
  • 100% Cotton Poplin, Voile (garment enzyme washed) Chambray (garment enzyme washed) 100% Linen, Linen blends, 
  • Single Jersey Knits, Yarn Dye Stripes, reactive, digital and discharge prints, Speciality Jacquard Knits, French Terry, Marl Single Jerseys, 
  • 100% Wool and Wool Blends Coatings, Tweed, Basket Weave, Wool Melton, Herringbone, 
  • 100% Lambs Leather, (washed), Suede, 100% PU Faux Leather
  • Suitings, P/V/Stretch Twill, Bengaline, Polyester Blends suitable for trousers
  • 100% Sports Polyester Eyelet Jersey, Mesh, Technical Polyesters, Active fabrics
  • Lace fabric's
  • Fully Fashioned Luxury Knits, 100% Merino, 100% Cashmere, Wool/Cashmere Blends, Dry Knit Viscose/Nylon