MEA Business Awards 2023

MEA | Business Awards 2023 26 Jul23190 Dec23297 Best Leather Apparel Manufacturer - MENA Based in Morocco, Cross Seas is a leading, primarily leather, apparel manufacturer dedicated to providing exceptional products and first-class customer service to international clients. As a full service provider, its comprehensive solutions encompass the entire manufacturing process from fabric advisory, sourcing, and sampling, to testing, bulk production, and delivery. With its industry expertise and unparalleled global sourcing, the company is uniquely positioned to meet clients’ individual needs and help them design high value garments. Cross Seas is a one-stop shop company, providing everything from garment advice to high quality craftsmanship. Leatherwork is one of the most ancient crafts in Morocco and the country is considered the cradle of the leather industry. Operating out of Rabat city, Cross Seas has the advantage of Morocco’s Free Trade Agreement with the United States and the European Union as well as a shorter transit time and transport costs due to its proximity to the US and Europe. By minimising costs, the manufacturer provides clients with competitive pricing to help them achieve their overall sales objectives. At Cross Seas, the team believes that customer success is their own success and achieves this through world-class customer service and a deep understanding of clients’ needs. With a focus on sourcing high-quality raw materials and exceptional craftsmanship, the company can ensure that it delivers consistently superior products and services. Cross Seas is not only a manufacturer but is also a garment development advisor. Clients can receive design and pattern making advice to develop their fabric knowledge and enhance their final product. The design and development team works closely with clients to bring their ambitious visions to life. By nurturing long-standing relationships with renowned tanneries, Cross Seas can offer clients a wide range of leather types including suede, nappa, nubuck, stretch, shearling, recycled leather, and many more. The company’s proximity to Europe allows the team to collaborate with the best tanneries and fabric suppliers in France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. As an addition to its roster, Cross Seas now also offers a variety of denim textures including cotton (from Southern Europe), organic cotton (Organic Content Standard), bamboo recycled fabrics, and biodegradable fibres. To meet clients’ individual needs, the manufacturer works with the best washing and finishing facilities in Morocco and Southern Europe to produce the exact effect, finish, and softness required. With a showroom in New York City, the innovative company can stay abreast of the latest trends, fabrics, and developments in the US leather and denim manufacturing. The Cross Seas team travels to trade shows around the world, such as Première Vision in Paris, Asia Pacific Leather Fair in Hong Kong, ACLE in Shanghai, and Linea Pelle in Milan, in search of the finest skins, trims, and accessories to present to customers. Clients, designers, and global fashion brands all rely on Cross Seas to help them find the newest trends in the dynamic apparel industry. Cross Seas understands the role it plays in the fashion industry and is committed to the highest standards of business ethics and quality management. Eco-friendly practices are at the heart of its operations, demonstrated through its use of sustainable fabrics such as metal/chrome free skins and recycled leather and denim. Conscious clients are more likely to purchase from brands that are compatible with their values, and Cross Seas remains steadfast in its commitment to sustainability, traceability, and environmental responsibility. In 2023, Cross Seas launched a new production platform to accommodate clients’ demands for leather-denim mixed garments. Its platform uses the best sewing machines and equipment on the market to produce its high-quality denim and leather-denim mixed products. Moving forward, the company will continue to offer its comprehensive services in garment advisory, manufacturing, and unrivalled global sourcing. With its advantageous location, the manufacturer is uniquely positioned to offer clients competitive pricing, superior quality, and shorter transit times. At Cross Seas, the team measures success by client satisfaction and for its customer-centric approach, the company has received our award for Best Leather Apparel Manufacturer – MENA. Contact: Tarik El Harraqui Company: CST Corp Morocco (Cross Seas) Web Address: