About Us

Founded in 1960, Empire Apparel Group has grown from a vertical knit manufacturer producing garments and fabrics for the apparel, homewares and automotive industry, to a global sourcing company with offices in Australia, Indonesia, China and Bangladesh.

Our two distinct core business channels are Product Sourcing and Brand Management.

At Empire we add value through our sourcing solutions, focusing on the development of China alternatives, and brand offerings, aligning specific brands with specific retailers needs.

In addition, our innovation in fabric technology and design has seen our retail and brand partners exceed their sales and margin expectations. 

We value our retail partnerships. Our working relationships are with some of the largest and most dynamic operators in their respective market segments. These include Target, Aldi, Coles Group (Wesfarmers), Myer Department Stores, Tarocash (Retail Apparel Group), Hallensteins (NZ), Farmers (NZ), Warner Brothers, BBC, Just Jeans Group, RM Williams, Boy Scouts of America and Quicksilver.

With such a diversified customer base across many different distribution channels, quality assurance and originality of design are key to our success. We have dedicated technicians controlling and operating our laboratories in Australia and Bangladesh. This team is also responsible for the all technical advice and fabric sourcing from around the world.

In addition to the technical team, we have a fully functioning design studio which assists our partners with design, point of sale, visual merchandising, catalogues and public relations. At Empire we believe a big part of what differentiates us from other businesses is not only our business model, but our exceptional people.

We rely upon the wonderful passion and commitment of our people to achieve the successes that we continue to enjoy. We are supported by a strong management team which has a mixture of retail and brand building experience.

“Businesses need supply chain partners that add value, bring innovation and create efficiencies within the supply chain.”

Each core business is headed by a General Manager who has a deep, intrinsic working knowledge of their targeted consumer group. Our General Managers work closely with each retailer or brand to ensure a collaborative partnership is built. 

With dynamic changes occurring in retail and manufacturing , business need sourcing partners who add value, bring innovation and create efficiencies within the supply chain. Innovation cannot be delivered by simply handing over an order to a factory or agent.

Innovation cannot be delivered by simply handing over an order to a factory or agent.

Retailers and brands need supply chain partners that can drive innovation in fabrics, finishes and realise speed to market in manufacturing processes. With all the exciting resources at our finger tips, and the capacity to add real supply chain value to any brand or retailer, we welcome any opportunity to show you what our business is capable of and how we can help maximize margins and sales for you. We have no doubt that with our technical know how, you will see the real difference we have delivered to our current partners.

“Our design facility is helping our retail partners reduce costs and improve speed to market.”