When you’re considering ethical manufacturing, you have a couple different roads you can take and the many options on each can seem overwhelming. The good news is, THR3EFOLD is here to help you make better supply chain decisions and ease the factory finding process for you. If you’re struggling with factory made verses artisan made and what that might look like, here’s some things to consider.
When to be Factory Made
With all the bad news that surfaces on Asian factories, it is easy to think there is no good option and we have to avoid the entire region...or even factories in general. But we urge you not to throw the baby out with the bath water. Well run factories can efficiently scale your company and the high value of the dollar to most Asian currency allows for much cheaper labor EVEN AT their well-paid living wage.
When to be Artisan Made
Sometimes your inspiration of the season demands high level craftsmanship. Whether that’s hand dyed batiking, embroidery, or a specific hand loom fabric, this is where partnering with global artisans is ideal. There are people groups globally that have specialized in certain crafts for generations and generations.
So as you can see, there are many instances where you may outsource a specific skill and then finish in a factory. Maybe at the moment, your business needs to stay Made in NYC but you would love to bring that global craft to your collection, or maybe you are ready to push your production out and further build developing economies through business. Wherever you are at, we would love to tailor a supply chain that meets your needs.
To discuss your options for your upcoming collection, email us to learn more and get connected.
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