Supply Chain & Sourcing

Alexandra’s current list of suppliers and manufacturers around the world includes businesses in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Lithuania, Pakistan and Morocco.

Choosing a range of global locations allows us to ensure that we can assign specialist factories the tasks of manufacturing specific garments.  We match expertise with tasks. Whether it’s formal suiting or traditional workwear, we match their skill in manufacture with our expertise in design and the results speak for themselves.

Our sourcing team selects supply chain partners to access the best quality products. Our commitment to you is that we will continue to monitor standards through regular audits and inspections.

It’s our policy to use only approved suppliers.  That way, we know they’re adhering to our high standards.  All suppliers undergo a rigorous approval process which includes a full factory evaluation and regular audits.  We use the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) guidelines.

Forecasting

As a leading supplier of workwear in the UK and abroad, we pride ourselves on consistently achieving 95% stock availability across our top catalogue styles. That’s down to our dedicated brand forecasting and purchasing teams who manage demand trends.  That allows them to organise our manufacturing, supply, and stock-holding effectively, so the stock you want is available when you need it.

Quaity Assurance

Alexandra has a long-held reputation for providing high-quality, hard-wearing workwear. All our products and the fabrics that go into them undergo rigorous testing before, during, and after manufacture to ensure they meet our high quality standards.   It doesn’t matter whether it’s a rugged cargo trouser or a feminine blouse, we want to be sure that our fabrics will work as hard as you do. It’s one less thing for you to worry about.

Our commitment to improving continually means that our suppliers have to keep pace.  All our suppliers are subject to frequent assessment and auditing from Alexandra’s sourcing team. Every product is sampled and trialled, every process approved in-house, which allows us to maintain a quality benchmark for the future production of finished goods.

Alexandra pushes to achieve continual improvement and innovation through the implementation of formal accreditations. We are certified under the Quality Management System EN ISO 9001:2015 for the design, procurement, and warehousing of corporate wear for distribution by third parties, and BS ISO 14001:2004 for the storage of corporate wear for distribution by third parties.