Vanilla Star Jeans is a New York City-based apparel company founded in 2002 that has quickly become a leader in junior fashion in the U.S. To accelerate their business growth, they are on the constant lookout for new suppliers. Intertek New York Office Testing Division introduced Tradegood as Intertek’s newest sourcing service to the Vanilla Star Jeans Sourcing Manager during one of his regular service visits.
Vanilla Star Jeans were looking for suppliers of shorts, tops, denims and shirts. Once Tradegood was given the buyer’s specific sourcing requirements, a list of qualifying suppliers filtered from its verified database of more than 100,000 suppliers was provided to them.
A buying trip with business-matching events in three Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Qingdao and Guangzhou, and additional factory visits to five suppliers were then arranged for Vanilla Stars Jeans, saving their buyers time and money in locating and traveling to the most appropriate suppliers within a short period of time. There they met with the nearly 50 suppliers they had pre-qualified before going on the buying trip. All logistics and meeting facilities were professionally arranged by Tradegood, leaving the buyer free to focus on the more important business of choosing the best suppliers for their company’s business development. Vanilla Star Jeans has now screened those suppliers they have met and already started sample development with them.
Tradegood’s unique “Business done right” verification process enables collection and verification of details on suppliers’ capacity, capabilities and compliance, all of which are critical for buyers in making sound decisions in global sourcing, and which make Tradegood a very valuable tool for them. Tradegood has also been proven to increase efficiency and save costs for buyers by allowing them to quickly identify trusted and compatible suppliers in industries and markets worldwide through our local expertise. Vanilla Star Jeans says it is happy to use Tradegood as its sourcing partner for all its future sourcing needs and is looking forward to more fruitful matching results.
Representatives of Vanilla Star Jeans examine samples of Tradegood suppliers during the Shanghai Buyer Summit, July 2014
“We were able to meet and work with strategic vendors that can support our supply chain and we are currently working with them on new developments and pilot programs. We intend to continue using Tradegood for sourcing whenever we need to work on any new products or to look beyond our current supplier base.”
Mr. Ilyas Baig
Sourcing Manager, Vanilla Star Jeans
Vanilla Star Jeans
Vanilla Star Jeans is a New York City-based company founded in 2002 that has quickly become a leader in junior fashion in the U.S.