WHO WE ARE
We operate with the humanity and accountability of a multi-generational family endeavor.
Founded in the suiting business, we understand craftsmanship and bring together the best of manufacturing’s worlds to create a unique offering; fashion, factories and family.
We produce for many of the largest, and most well-known apparel brands worldwide. When asked why customers continue to build their business with Motives, the answer always reflects our understanding that our customers are our partners, and part of our extended global family. We recognize that orders placed with Motives are not simply a request for product. The success of each order has a direct reflection on the person, and teams, placing that business with us. We take this responsibility very seriously.
We combine our competitive sourcing and production capacities with reliable services, to transform the ideas and designs of our customers into exceptional clothing. With offices and factories in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh, Dalian, Cambodia and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), we remain nimble and solution oriented with a focus on adapting to the speed required for success in the market.
Year our founding partners began production in Asia
core production facilities
Motives core production facilities are based in Vietnam, China, Cambodia and now Ethiopia. We have more than 10,000 factory operators dedicated to our customers’ production on a monthly basis. By utilizing this capacity in our factories, we can maximize cost efficiencies, and ensure that full compliance is upheld throughout our supply chain.
While we understand that speed is vital, our global team is passionate about the work they do, providing meticulous attention to detail and a near obsessional dedication to excellence. With a core competency in men’s and women’s tailored clothing, we have mastered the complex production needs of these sophisticated garments and have applied that knowledge to all other garment categories currently in our manufacturing spectrum.
quality control experts
We understand that our success is hinged on the success of our clients. And their success is dependent on product arriving exactly as designed, on time, on budget and as specified. In short, beautifully done. These requirements are not mere suggestions, they are a way of life and one that we take very seriously.
To ensure we are able to deliver on this promise we have over 120 quality control experts on staff to ensure a consistent, disciplined product of the highest standards. Independent quality control teams are continuously monitoring all of our factories, in order to ensure that all criteria are maintained. This includes a review of laboratory testing, tolerance measurements, seam slippage, full in-line and end line-in inspections.
Throughout our entire operation, maximizing speed is another important priority, from sourcing to final delivery. Our teams are fully synchronized to maximize efficiency even under extremely tight schedules, in order to meet our customer’s deadlines. We have QA leaders who are Italian and Portuguese based in our factories.
Transparency & Compliance
If trust is built on one thing, it is transparency – an ethical imperative at Motives since our inception. Embracing transparency has been a key to our success and continues to be a cornerstone of our ideology. We have always encouraged our customers to become directly engaged in our process, from sampling to factory production, from sourcing to compliance, we give them a clear window into everything that’s happening. This gives our customers control over how things are done in each step of the production process. This philosophy has helped Motives forge the many long-standing relationships built on trust – which is the hallmark of our offering and the reason our customers generally stay for life.
Compliance isn’t an inconvenience that we have to get through; it is something that we believe defines, in part, who we are. It is the functional result of our philosophy of transparency and the substantiation of our ethical practices. Further, a strict adherence to the highest compliance standards has a significant impact on our performance and reflects the honorable character of our business.
Our factories meet full compliance for all US and European customers. This includes WRAP, SMETA, BSCI and many other certifications. Our trim and fabric suppliers are OEKO-TEX certificated.