We’re two young entrepreneurs that want to start a custom made shirts selling platform in Europe. The marketing plan and business model is already predetermined and we’re now looking for a supplier that can produce our shirts based on different style.
We started investigating in Asia, and mostly in Thailand where we could find some small tailor shops ready to cut and sew our product. Unfortunately, the great distance and communication problems were big issues in our business that didn’t allow us to have a perfect follow up of the orders.
Today, we’re looking for a manufacturer in Europe and we found Portugal to be an appropriate place with great experience in this field. Unfortunately, we haven’t found our manufacturer yet and we’re planning on going there in a couple of months in order to investigate what can be done. Obviously before going over there, we’d like to have a few hints on the region, area and places we could visit and people who we should meet.
Could anyone help guide us on finding the appropriate contacts in Portugal so we can plan our trip over there?