Now, the are plenty of ways you could outsource a small production launch from a factory overseas. You CAN make disclosure agreements with the factory if you really see the possibility the factory is going to be interested in manufacturing the product to sell a no-name brand. There are all types of factories out there, and among them plenty of reputable and professional to choose from. You could definitely build a trustworthy -relationship- with one, you just have to take your time and choose carefully. Find one that you feel comfortable working with, offers good communication and has a good reputation and standing in the industry they target. I`ll be quite easy to negotiate, and look for a price range that fits your needs.
If perhaps you want to develop this idea using electronics(a bit more complicated approach!) I`ll be glad to help you. I`m the USA sales manager of Wirelession Electronics, Ltd. a global electronics provider, design and development team. We combine engineering, manufacturing, supply and business insight in one place and offer the resources to introduce new products to the market effectively and cost efficiently.
We would be glad to support you in the project beyond the manufacturing perspective and actually give you the resources to have this running for the benefit of both ends.
If you have any questions or doubts feel free to send me a message, will be glad to help in any manner possible.
Thanks and sorry for the huge reply, it turned out to be longer than I expected!
Sales Manager - USA
Wirelession Electronics Ltd.