The Ultimate Guide to Buying Wholesale Knitwear

September 8, 2022 1004 min reading

Stocking up on knitwear early is essential for clothing retailers as the weather gets cooler and the season changes. Being ahead of the curve means that you’ll have plenty of time to find the knitwear pieces that your customers will love, while ensuring that you have selected the right colours and styles to match the current and forecasted seasonal trends. Here at Whispering Smith, we’ve put together this guide to buying wholesale knitwear to help both online retailers and fashion boutique owners to find the perfect knitted fashion for Autumn and Winter 2022.


Do your trend research

Before diving into the wide marketplace of wholesale clothing and placing a bulk order of knitwear in time for Autumn 2022, it’s best to do some trend research. Consider things like: what’s hot this year? Will knitted jumpers be back again or are they old news now? Are there specific colours and shades you should be looking out for?

Our design team have done some research for you:

Cable knits are set to be popular this year, with chunky knitwear making its return just in time for AW22. More specifically, cable knit co-ord sets are key to nailing the trend.

Striped knits are already making their comeback and can be paired perfectly with brown or tan jackets and simple blue denim jeans for the ultimate in off-duty style.

Some of the most popular shades for 2022 knitwear include chocolate brown, rich purple, earthy green, and cosy cream, so keep an eye out for these when shopping for the new season.

Here at Whispering Smith, we’ve been sure to include a whole range of knitwear trends into our AW22 wholesale clothing collections for men and women; ready for retailers to browse and buy in bulk.



Consider order quantities

As Autumn trends only last for a few months, it’s vital to consider how much transitional stock you’ll need to buy. It’s important to review your sales from the previous year and analyse how much stock of this kind was sold before placing a new order with a wholesaler. Since all of our stock is ready and waiting in our UK warehouse, it’s easy to place repeat orders with Whispering Smith online if a particular style is selling well for you.

See the quality in person

If you’re looking for good quality knits to add to your retail collection and want to feel the material before making your wholesale knitwear online, it’s advisable to visit a wholesaler’s showroom where their stock is on display for you to browse in person.

Here at Whispering Smith, we have a number of showrooms available to visit, both around the UK and internationally, and helpful salespeople to answer any questions that you may have.

The author of this article is Anna Marianna White

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