Sewing children’s clothes
Sewing children’s clothes is a current type of business, because the demand for products for children is always high and does not depend on the time of year. This business has a fairly quick payback, and its profitability can reach 30%.
How to open production of clothes for children? First of all it is necessary to determine the range of products. At the initial stages of business, it is recommended to choose a narrow niche in the market. Consumers can be offered:
goods for newborns or for preschoolers;
clothes for teens;
children’s pajamas and underwear;
summer, seasonal or outerwear.
Experienced entrepreneurs advise novice businessmen to focus on wholesale sales, as well as sell products at an affordable competitive price. Materials for sewing products is better to buy in wholesale companies, as they are much more expensive in stores. It is recommended to cooperate with reliable suppliers who will supply high-quality, comfortable and safe fabrics for babies’ health.
The most in demand in the market are products from velor, knitwear, flannels, bikes and mahry. Popular colors are blue, white, orange, pink, lilac, green. Clothing can be decorated with various decorations: beads, ribbons, buttons, lace, embroidery. Patterns for products can be copied from fashion magazines. If you plan to release exclusive clothing, you can hire a specialist who will create unique designer models.
Stages of building a business
In order for an entrepreneurial activity to start earning a good profit soon, it is necessary to competently draw up a business plan for the sewing production of children’s clothing, which should include the following steps:
company registration in the form of individual entrepreneurs and the preparation of the necessary documents;
the choice of the form of taxation;
purchase of sewing equipment, furniture and inventory;
conducting an advertising campaign;
search for ways to market products.
Before organizing the production and wholesale of children’s clothing, it is necessary to make financial calculations to determine how high the profitability of the project will be.
purchase of equipment – from 500,000 rubles;
purchase of materials – from 200,000 rubles
company registration – from 3000 rubles;
registration of the certificate for the goods – from 20 000 rubles.
room rental – from 30,000 rubles;
purchase of materials and equipment – from 350,000 rubles;
the order of packing materials – from 20 000 rubles;
advertising – from 20 000 rubles;
staff salaries – from 100,000 rubles;
utility payments – from 20 000 rubles.
The information in the article is only a brief introduction to the essence of the business.
If you decide to proceed to implementation, then you need to download the professional business plan of the sewing workshop with detailed calculations:
If you produce about 5,000 products per month and sell them at a price of 150 rubles per piece, the monthly net profit, after deducting current expenses will be from 210,000 rubles.
It is allowed to sell children’s products only if there is a certification of conformity. In the absence of this document, you can be fined a large amount or even close your company. The certificate may be issued for a separate batch of products or for the entire production. Its validity period: from 1 to 3 years.
A workshop with an area of about 60 m2 is well suited for organizing sewing production. The best option is a room located in the basement or on the first floor. It is necessary to install equipment, working furniture, as well as shelves and racks for storing inventory and finished products.
To work in the shop you need to purchase the following equipment:
straight-line sewing machines;
circular knife for cutting.
It should also take care of the purchase of furniture and equipment. For the production will need:
sets of colored threads and sewing needles;
crayons for fabrics;
In order to ensure the smooth operation of the enterprise, the staff is recommended to hire experienced and qualified specialists:
seamstresses (2 or 3 people);
Advertise finished products in several ways:
create your own website on the Internet with a catalog of products, their descriptions and prices;
place ads in print, on television and radio;
order outdoor advertising;
create a group in social networks;
to distribute flyers and flyers on which the contact details of the company are indicated.
Clothes for children and adolescents can be sold in bulk to various stores or offered to wholesale companies.