NDP Apparel is a US based apparel maker engaged in the development, sourcing, and manufacturing of fashion and active apparel in the North American production marketplace.
We have developed an extensive Mexico and US based fabric mill network capable of producing a wide variety of USMCA qualified fashion and performance fabrics supported by an extensive accessory and trim supplier base. Our cut and sew factory partners are highly credentialed and certified suppliers of casual and active knit and woven tops and bottoms. We bring brands the opportunity to rebalance supply chains for greater responsiveness, resilience, transparency, and cost savings. Let us show you how NDP Apparel and help you transform your sourcing platform.
Jimmy is a dynamic results oriented apparel production executive with unwavering focus on quality, cost, and delivery. With demonstrated success of over 30 years building global apparel sourcing and supply chains, Jimmy has been able to position NDP Apparel to address today’s sourcing challenges and bring value to our customers. An effective and forward-thinking leader, Jimmy builds organizational agility and longstanding relationships that ensure competitive advantage in today’s challenging retail landscape.
Herman has over 25 years of hands on apparel manufacturing experience in the Central American, Mexican, and Brooklyn NY production markets.
With his extensive product development, production patternmaking, and shop floor management skills, Herman has built a reputation for consistently delivering excellence. Herman currently resides in Mexico and is continuously improving the NDP fabric mill and factory base.
In 2021, production of cotton in Mexico amounted to more than 1.1 million 480-pound bales. This constitutes a slight increase up from approximately one million 480-pound bales in the previous year.
The United States is the world’s 3rd largest cotton producer at 3.1 million tons. China is 1st at 6.4 million tons and India is 2nd at 6.1million tons.
Modern textile production in Puebla dates back to the Spanish colonial era.
Mexico is the top supplier of Polyester Resins to the United States.
42% of Mexico’s 117 million population is between the ages of 20 and 49 years old
LABOR FORCE Mexico has a diverse multigenerational work force of skilled and semi-skilled direct labor. There are approximately 432,000 workers in the Mexican apparel manufacturing industry and 208,000 in textiles. 42% of Mexico’s 117 million population is between the ages of 20 and 49 years old.
TRADE AGREEMENTS As a result of USMCA (previously NAFTA) US brands and retailers save around USD $1.4 billion in tariff duties annually.
PROXIMITY Mexico’s proximity to the United States enables shorter lead times, faster turnaround, and accommodates transparency.
SCALE Mexico exports about USD $7 billion per year in textiles and apparel - $3.9 billion go to the United States.
Mexico is the 5th largest supplier of apparel and textiles into the United States, behind China, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh.
COSTS AND PRODUCTIVITY From 2019 to 2020 manufacturing labor costs per hour for China increased from $5.78 to $6.50, while Mexico experienced a much smaller increase from $4.66 to $4.82 over the same time period.