The Idea Lab

High Visibility Clothing

The Idea Lab is Western owned manufacture of high quality premium High Visibility Clothing. We understand that whilst Chinese factories are becoming increasingly efficient, sometimes they fail to meet our standards of quality and service. We are here to ensure those requirements are met.

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If you want to get access to premium, high quality manufactured high visibility clothing, whether it encompasses your own logo or your own design you are in the right place. The Idea Lab based in Guangzhou is a bespoke and off the shelf promotional merchandise company which specialises in managing offshore manufacturing and understands the expectations of western companies in terms of quality and service. Read below to learn a little bit about some of the typical challenges facing manufacturers of high visibility clothing, how we can help. Hit enquire now at the bottom of the page to submit a request for quotation. 


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With connections to a range of both large scale and small scale garment factories we can accommodate smaller as well as larger production runs. When manufacturing high visibility clothing it is important that all fabric conforms to both EN20471 and EN343. EN20471 is the directive that determines the standard for high visibility, whilst EN343 determines the rain proof standard. We use 100% polyester, a 300D Oxford fabric with a PU coating.  All jackets, trousers, overalls are waterproof, windproof and breathable. As standard we manufacture two bottom pockets but we often arrange custom orders for clients. As a UK company operating in South China for around 10 years we promise to match quality with price whilst understanding the needs and demands of Western clients. If you are thinking about manufacturing high visibility clothing in the far east, then The Idea Lab can help. 

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Reflective tape is an important part of the manufacturing process. As a garments supplier certain processes are often out-sourced to 3rd party suppliers owing to their capabilities. In the case of high visibility jackets;  zippers, buttons along with reflective tape are usually brought in from outside prior to final garment assembly. Our long term standing relationships with our suppliers means that we can be sure quality standards of all components and materials used in manufacturing are to spec and there are no compromises on the final product. Purchasing from China can be very difficult without a good knowledge of quality standards, how chinese suppliers operate and what to look for. That is why The Idea Lab is here, to make your manufacturing experience easier without compromising on quality or price. 

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Garment manufacturing in China is usually accompanied with the desire for a custom logo either printed or embroidered on the final piece. The good news, is we can do both. Any logos need to be high resolution and come with the correct dimensions for the garment. Often with manufacturing in China as we mentioned with regard to the reflective tape, logo printing is a process that is out sourced by the garment manufacturer to a local printing supplier (or embroidery) with this in mind, it is very important to have strict in house quality control to ensure finished logo printing does not come off to deteriorate after export. Even if the manufactured garment is a terrifically well made piece, if the logo printing is sub standard the entire garment suffers. With The Idea Lab at your side, we work together to ensure your standards of  both quality and price are met.