FAQs

Q: Why American Made?

A: When producing overseas, most brands are faced with high minimums and even higher risk. Duties and taxes add to the overall bill and by the time it makes it back to  your doorstep, all fees incurred could have been spent on more product! Foreign factories cannot be held accountable like an American factory can. 

With Factory on Main, low minimums are guaranteed. Clients are able to visit to see their products being made right in front of them.

American Made means more jobs for American people. American Made means your hard-earned money is staying in the hands of hard-working Americans. And most important of all, American Made means reviving the apparel manufacturing industry in the United States.

Q: I have an idea for a design, but how do I get started?

A: Great! Thanks for choosing Mississippi Made! First, head on over to our Contact Us page and one of our specialized sales executives will get back to you within 48 hours to help you take the next step. Please make sure to be as detailed as possible when you send your first email! 

Q:  I am a startup and would like to make a clothing line. How do I get started?

A: To begin, we request at least three (3) products (can be one product with multiple colors) to be considered a collection and to begin the process. 

Q:  I don’t see an image or description of my product on your website.  Are you still able to develop/produce my items?

A: Yes! Please reach out to schedule a consultation and we will be able to confirm with certainty our capabilities of developing/producing your product after discussion of your needs.

Q: What is the turn-around time?

A: Quantities and time of year dictate the production schedule. A sales executive will expound upon the production schedule and advise upon the submission process. 

Q: Can I request a sample?

A: Samples are monetized according to specific requests. All samples must be cleared and discussed thoroughly with a sales executive.  

Q: Are there minimums?

A: Specific types of apparel have varying thresholds. Once you have reached out to us, a sales executive will be able to work with you on pricing.

Q: Do I have to pay any money down before we start a project?

A: Each client order is different. A sales executive will work with you one-on-one to establish terms and an agreement with a contract.  

Q: Can I order hangtags, labels, packaging from the factory?

A: Our factory is more than happy to help you with a package price. Each order requires varying details. A sales executive will be able to guide you through the process. 

Q: Can I choose from the factory's selection of fabric and materials?

A: Absolutely! Prices vary according to fabric and materials selection. 

Q: Are you capable of doing custom colors, fabric prints and logos?

A: Yes, but minimum fabric yardage/product sewing and color quantities apply.  We are also capable of helping you with preparing factory ready artwork for bulk production. Fees Apply.

Q: Do you embroider?

A: Absolutely!

Q: What are patterns?

A: Patterns are, essentially, blueprints. Think of them as multiple parts that must be put together in order to create a whole item. Every article of clothing is made from a pattern and must be followed to a tee in order to replicate the design seamlessly over and over. 

Q: Do I have to get my own patterns made?

A: We have an all-star staff that specializes in your work. All patterns can be handled by Factory on Main unless otherwise specified by the client.

Q: Can you source certain items for me?

A: We are proud of our established relationships with U.S. factories. Through our partnerships with them, we can help you source exactly what you need within the American borders. No need to go overseas! 

Q: Can I schedule a factory visit?

A: Please consult with a sales executive before planning a visit. All unannounced visits will be turned away at the door. Visits must be planned at least one week in advance.  

Q: I'm a student/teacher in the fashion industry and would like to schedule a visit. How do I set this up?

A: We are proud of our relationship with the surrounding colleges and high schools. Please send in a request in our Contact Us page in order to set up a date and time to visit. All visits must be planned at least one week in advance. 

Q: I'm a student/teacher in the fashion industry and would like for you to come visit my class and/or program. How do I set this up?

A: Our executives have presented at Tulane University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi State University. If you'd like to schedule a visit, please send in a request in our Contact Us page with specifics. Requests must be submitted a full month before said event. 

Q: What is your pricing structure? And can I get a quote?

A: All pricing is subject to varying price breaks and factors. When a consultation has been set up, more information can be provided about your specific order.

Q: I need an NDA signed! How do I know that my design and company will be protected?

A: As a factory, we do everything we can to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. Although we do not sign NDAs, we urge you to protect your work by consulting your attorney. In an initial consultation, we are able to work with your ideas on a basic level and should you choose to enter into a contract with us, we ensure ultimate privacy, unless otherwise stated in the agreement. 

 

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