Leaders in fashion design, development, sourcing and manufacture. We supply multi product clothing to a cross section of global retailers.

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We Collaborate

We are able to deliver varying models, meeting the individual customers requirements. Incorporating Design & Development via our London showroom ( FSV ) or simply Direct supply ex factory.

Our product design teams present proposals based on directional research, creativity and in-depth market understanding. Every concept is closely tailored to your brand identity and pricing architecture. From initial trend identification through to design and sampling, we ensure you keep your collections at the forefront of seasonal trends.

We can create designs from a simple creative brief or a full technical pack depending on your requirements. Our designers are closely supported by a team of on-site technologists, ensuring that your products achieve superior construction as well as aspirational style.

We support clients in identifying and implementing successful product strategies based on extensive industry knowledge and market information to optimise budget allocation. Targeted sampling procedures ensure the validity of your products before you buy.

Our responsive global supply chain is geared up to optimise each stage of the product design process from trend-board to garment engineering, sampling, product risk assessment and full manufacturing.

You can opt in at any stage, whether you ask us to execute a one-off brief or deliver entire collections.

  • Trend spotting and creative concepts
  • Detailed product proposals
  • Design to your technical specification
  • Virtual sampling saving on time and cost of prototyping
  • Garment sampling and construction
  • Global sourcing and supply capabilities

We Innovate

Our strong presence in global textile markets equips us to source fabrics that meet aspirational standards on aesthetics, performance, lead time, consistency and price. We are ideally placed to leverage the best possible opportunities to optimise values by ensuring efficient logistics links with the selected manufacturing location.

Our highly experienced technical teams push boundaries in performance fibres as well as new and specialised finishes for your brand's unique look. Fabric contracts are pre-produced at the mill, ensuring clarity of communication and agreement on the required standards for colour, touch, appearance and quality.

We source and develop a rich range of fabrics reflecting our product diversity - from fit for purpose synthetics, bottom weight denims and good value poly-viscose bases through to highest quality natural yarns, chiffons, silks, prints and embroidered textiles for aspirational clothing. We are one of the few suppliers with our own technical teams who monitor mill production and testing at every stage of the process, from prototyping to full manufacture. Mill release and shipping to the factory is only permitted once your fabric has been approved to pre-agreed standards.

This minimises risk and enhances speed of production, achieving a competitive delivery rate for your business.

  • Fabric development to your technical brief
  • Global sourcing to find you a fabric which is fit for purpose
  • Stringent testing from prototyping to bulk auditing
  • Positive mill release to ensure quality as bought
  • Cross costing
  • Logistics management between mill and factory

We Manufacture

Dewhirst is at the forefront of technical and design innovations in garment manufacture. We manage production from prototype to shipping and ensure stringent capacity planning for optimised use of facilities.

Our global network of wholly owned and partner factories in prime locations enables us to manage a streamlined, results driven manufacturing process. Control of our own facilities allows us to plan rigorously and manage risk by reacting flexibly to your requirements and external circumstances. We have the capacity, technical skill and infrastructure to maintain your critical path without compromise on quality.

Our manufacturing capabilities are comprehensive, meeting your exact requirements as well as developing pioneering techniques for garment fit, finish and performance. Our technology includes gerber planning and cutting, bonding, sonic welding and heat sealing. We can deliver flat locking, screen printing and embroidery plus numerous wet and dry processes via our factory facilities.
Our in-country teams carefully monitor and control every production process from prototyping through to end-of-line inspection and final packing.

Every garment is subject to strict AQL shipment release standards, ensuring that your expectations of quality and consistency are met.

  • Comprehensive quality control from prototyping to shipping
  • A network of wholly owned and contracted factories
  • Advanced garment washing, dyeing and finishing capabilities
  • Intelligent logistics for cost and time efficiency

We Manage

Our sales teams are here to support you in identifying market opportunities for your brand and business model. From concept to consumer and at any stage in between, Dewhirst clients may choose to draw upon the experience of our sales people to deliver added value solutions, where required. Our mission is to keep you in the driving seat throughout the design and production process.

We utilise extensive industry knowledge to pick up on prime growth opportunities. Our expertise can be deployed to produce detailed analyses of your consumer sales, assisting you in spotting areas for potential development.

During the design and production process we work with you every step of the way. We can define your pre-buy critical path, to minimise risk and streamline delivery to meet your budget and time line targets. We optimise supply routes for competitive value and speedy delivery. Virtual vertical relationships with selected mills allow us to optimise lead times and react to market.
Throughout the supply chain we liaise across our network, pre-empting and solving potential difficulties before they become problematic. Global brands trust us to manage their product with total brand protection.

We ensure that you always remain in control, fully informed, and endeavour to delight you with our standards of service.

  • Market research and analysis
  • Strategic support in new business development
  • Global sourcing and manufacturing capabilities
  • Detailed logistical support
  • Clear communication every step of the way

We Deliver

Forward capacity planning enables us to adapt production to your circumstances quickly and efficiently. Whether you seek a specific fabric or trim or you need a complete design and manufacturing solution, we are positioned up to deliver the bespoke service that best fits your requirements.

Our imaginative and dynamic approach to merchandising is born out of many years' experience and solid investment in robust IT systems for visibility and control. We proactively drive the whole supply chain to deliver in line with your critical path. We ensure that when issues arise we communicate quickly and transparently, supporting you in finding solutions that maintain a steadfast focus on cost benefits and crucial delivery dates.
Whether you have opted to buy on an FOB or CIF/LDP basis, we co-ordinate the timely despatch of your goods in the agreed format. On-site customs clearance and shipping management is offered as an extra benefit for CIF customers.

At Dewhirst we understand that your business depends on bringing garments to market at just the right time. Our dedicated logistics team is charged with managing and streamlining every process to ensure a competitive delivery schedule.

We optimise packing and shipping solutions to achieve freight and duty savings on your products. Our in-country offices pay attention to every detail of your consignment, from pre-release auditing to customs clearance and shipment tracking. Even when conditions are volatile we remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver your collections within viable time paths.

We minimise costs by vacuum packing garments on or off their hangers to reduce load size, whilst optimising container loading with web taping to achieve maximum space benefits. We meticulously track shipments and provide you with regular updates to monitor delivery progress. Our customs bonded distribution centres and manufacturing plants are accredited for on-site clearance and are also CT-PAT approved, significantly speeding up the transit process and avoiding risky disruptions to your shipment. As a Dewhirst customer you have the option to buy from us on an FOB, CIF or LDP basis, giving you the flexibility of budget and delivery you need.

  • A global network that adapts to your requirements
  • Pre-release auditing to meet your specified standards
  • Load and space optimisation for reduced costs
  • On-site customs clearance plus shipment tracking
  • Weekly updates on transit progress
  • Intelligent problem solving to drive efficiency