Choosing a CMT clothing manufacturer requires that you and/or your employees are experts in the textile industry, though. Going for this method is ideal when you know how to make your clothing brand unique.
When you enter into an OEM arrangement with a factory, the Client is expected to provide a detailed product spec sheet and their own product design to the factory to make.
ODM is the practice of buying already made products and simply adding a logo or colors to the product. This is a very common practice for many eCommerce sellers and is one of the easiest ways to start in retail.
Contract Manufacturing is a fairly broad term and is generally a step beyond OEM manufacturing in which the buyer has a new product that is not on the market and contracts with a manufacturer to produce the item.
There are a few factors that you need to factor in when comparing to the solutions such as development time, ownership of intellectual property, tooling cost and more. Each of the the solutions have completely different IP rights.