If you can’t find a factory—or if you choose one that’s not the right fit—your product idea will never come to life
Not sure where to look for the best factories?
Overwhelmed by too many choices?
Afraid of losing time and money on the wrong partners?
Not sure how to "vet" manufacturers for quality and trust-worthiness?
Use this trusted Free Guide to Find the Perfect Manufacturing Partner
FOR EVERY LEG OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
TOP 5 WAYS TO FIND A MANUFACTURER
Learn how experts find the manufacturers they need—from assembly to materials to packaging and more!
"CHOOSE THE RIGHT FACTORY" VETTING CHECKLIST
Narrow down your options with a checklist of every question you should be asking potential partners
EMAIL TEMPLATE TO CONTACT ANY FACTORY (AND GET A RESPONSE!)
Know what to say (and what not to say) when communicating with suppliers. Tested and proven to increase response rates!
"I'll teach you to source smarter!"
I’m Liz, a long-time sourcing expert and creator of the platform Learn To Make A Product®. We’ve helped over 5,000 makers with their product ideas, launching everything from apparel to furniture to dog collars!
I know firsthand how difficult sourcing can be. If you are struggling to find the right factory, overwhelmed by too many options, or simply not getting responses to your emails, you need this free guide! It includes insider tips for finding and vetting partners, plus an email contact template that is proven to increase your response rate with suppliers.
Can’t wait to see your ideas come to life!
Creator, Learn To Make A Product
Leading Organizations Trust Our Approach
"This advice was so incredibly helpful when searching for an apparel manufacturer that fit our needs. We found the perfect partner using Liz’s guidance!"
"We spent months trying to do a sourcing project and also spent a bunch of money on a consulting firm to help us do sourcing. With Liz’s guidance we outperformed both of those projects in 2-3 hours. It was really amazing!"
Josh, Sudden Coffee
"Liz's deep knowledge of manufacturing is invaluable for entrepreneurial makers! She knows her stuff and equally important, she knows how to make it understandable for others."
Cyndie, The Collective (Of Us)
"This knowledge and expertise was invaluable in my search for a manufacturer. From the initial introductory email to how to vet partners, I had clear guidance for each step. Thanks so much!"
Heidi, Newborn Nest
"With Liz’s guidance I found awesome vendors for my unique product. I feel like i’ve increased the probability of my project’s success by 100%!"
Colette, Thermal Pockets
"I found a spectacular factory using this advice and finally got my business off the ground. What a relief!"
Bruce, Lund Leather
"As a newbie in the design world, this info was literally a lifesaver while going through the manufacturing process. It helped me figure out where to start and connected me to amazing resources!"
"I found a factory and got the information I needed throughout the vetting and negotiating process to ensure it was the right home for my business. Thank you!"
Colin, Blue Grit
"I wouldn’t have ever been able to find the fabric that I needed without this information. I knew exactly what I needed to do; it was very specific easy to follow. Thank you!"
Maribeth, MRD Art
"I can 100% say that I would not have made it as far and as fast as I did with my product if it wasn't for Liz."
Suzanne, Private Packs
Are you willing to gamble with your time and money?
Searching the wrong way for a factory can cost you time and momentum. And choosing the wrong manufacturer translates to delays, poor quality product, and in some cases, the loss of a business! Our free sourcing guide is designed to help new makers reduce frustration and failure and find the partners they need to succeed.
Learn how to source like a pro
build productive partnerships
create a best-selling product
About Learn To Make A Product™
Learn To Make A Product is an online business incubator for brands with physical products. We offer personalized guidance and a step-by-step launch framework to help product-entrepreneurs succeed.