Who We AreAt Dhakai, we are solving one of the greatest obstacles in the supply chain: the lack of accessibility of sustainable and compliant manufacturing. The supply chain is full of intermediaries that make sourcing more complicated and expensive than it needs to be. We believe that sustainable and ethical sourcing should be accessible to all. That is why we are simplifying the process by directly connecting brands and global manufacturers through our innovative technology.
What We DoWe are a premium B2B sourcing marketplace that connects South Asian apparel manufacturers directly to U.S. private labels and retailers. We empower both brands and manufacturers through our technology by making sustainable sourcing more accessible and affordable to all.
With Dhakai, our partners can source their products efficiently and effectively. Through our online application, buyers and manufacturers will receive seamless communication, maximized margins and ethical sourcing.
We Make The Product Life Cycle Seamless - Our technology offers an efficient process for every party involved. We simply take buyer’s sourcing needs and match them directly with manufacturers who fit their criteria.
We Offer A Robust Search Mechanism - Our unique search engine called RFQ is designed to filter manufacturers quickly and easily. With various filter options to choose from, only factories that meet your specific product and quantity needs will be shown.
We Provide Transparency - We pride ourselves on being transparent throughout the entire sourcing process. Since we are at the forefront of sourcing, we understand that customers are curious about where and how their products are made. To meet that demand, Dhakai visits all manufacturers listed through our online platform to ensure the highest standard of compliance for our buyers. However, you don’t just have to take our word for it. As you view manufacturers on our site, you will be able to watch virtual tours of their factories and analyze their sustainability data for yourself.
Our FoundationFor CEO and founder Russel Karim, Dhaka, Bangladesh, is his home roots. It also happens to be home to the second-largest exporter of apparel in the world. After developing two other tech companies, Russel integrates technology within the apparel process to revolutionize its current stagnant process.
At Dhakai, we are firm believers that your morals and values should reflect in your supply chain. Our digital platform makes it easy for our partnered brands and manufacturers to connect directly based on their shared mission. For the fashion industry to have a sustainable future, we need to take fashion back to its root.
Our Logo StoryWithin the Dhakai logo, you can see two triangles, one is pink and one is teal. The teal triangle represents all the people manufacturing apparel in this large industry. The pink triangle represents the fashion brands, creatives, designers and other professionals in the fashion industry.
Both the teal and the pink triangles are made to be perfectly symmetric of each other because, at Dhakai, we treat them the same. We aim to empower our valued partners to make sustainable choices through our transparent marketplace.
Together both triangles create a kite shape representing innovation, empowerment and changes in the fashion supply chain. Both manufacturers and buyers are dependent on each other and flourish when they work in harmony.
At Dhakai, we have six core values representing the six pillars in our kite: Trust, Partnership, Empowerment, Communication, Transparency and Sustainability.
TrustDhakai takes the uncertainty out of your decision-making. Partnering with us means having an added level of trust between our partners. We aim to build trust among everyone involved in the supply chain, emphasizing the relationship between buyers and manufacturers.
PartnershipThe foundation of Dhakai is in partnership. That is why we put a strong emphasis on facilitating and building long-lasting partnerships that benefit all parties.
EmpowermentThere are so many lives involved in the apparel supply chain. As a premium sourcing marketplace, it is Dhakai’s vision to empower each person through a streamlined process. We do this by providing the tools and services needed to save time and money.
CommunicationEffective communication is key to ensure a smooth process. Dhakai provides open communication between both parties through our messaging system, as well as real-time updates on where products are in the production process until it reaches your door.
TransparencyComplete transparency is at the top of mind during each stage of the production process. Dhakai is dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible, ensuring that what you see is exactly what you get.
SustainabilityThe future of fashion is sustainable. As the industry increases efforts towards circular and eco-friendly fashion, technology such as Dhakai makes it easy to match your supply chain with your mission and values.