Not all factories are created equal. And if your garment factory is only providing you simply with finished goods then you’re missing out on a big opportunity. In addition to providing superior product for your collection each season, here’s 7 surprising sustainability options you can get from an ethically certified factory.
1 | Organic Fabric Sourcing
Often our factories will help you find a similar organic fabric to what you desire, that’s locally sourced near them, saving additional import taxes and shipping costs.
2 | Digital Printing
Instead of wasting water and fabric on botched dye jobs and preliminary samples opt for going digital. This allows you to send designs out for approval. Printing to be more exact with fewer toxic chemicals.
3 | Water Reduction
In addition to reducing water usage through digital printing, your factory can collect rainwater for additional water usage reduction. Yes, we actually have a factory that doe this!
4 | Solar Energy Operated
Ever think this was possible? Now that you do, you likely won’t stop thinking about it. The more solar energy we are able to shift to, the less energy we have to rely on fossil fuels for.
5 | Circular Textile Waste Plan
Having an exit plan for our scraps is one of the key issues our industry is trying to solve as we try to close the loop. In doing so, you should ask your factory what they are doing with the remnants of your fabric? There are organizations that collect leftover fabric to repurpose into new patchworked fabric and woven rugs among other things.
6 | Naturally Dyed Garments
Reducing chemical usage is huge for factories as the chemicals used often run off into the community’s drinking water leading to cancer and other related side effects. By switching to methods like naturally dyed garments they can reduce drastically their chemical usage and improve the health of the community.
7 | Meat Byproduct Sourced Leather Tanned Chemical-Free
We love our leather goods. But how we find and produce them could be massively improved. That’s why it’s ideal to work with a leather supplier that partners with the meat industry to use the whole animal in a safe way. From there, as we mentioned above, using natural means of dying rather than formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals.
Would you believe us when we said we have a factory that fits every item on this list? Well we do! If you are ready to get green and mean with your production fill out the form below so we can assess your needs and start connecting you to a factory that fits.
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