Minimum order quantity Shoe factories and material makers ofter have an MOQ. Based on dye lot size or machine operation. For example, a special mesh may require machine set up so the MOQ may be 500 meters. To dye a stock material may make the MOQ 50 meters.
For Suede shoe leather the small Dye drum load is 1000 Sq. Feet of leather. A basic shoe will use 2 feet of leather so a factory may request a minimum order of 500 pairs.