VETTED FACTORIES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Curious what makes a factory ethical?
Check out our free guide to the 8 standards of ethical factories
Is THR3EFOLD the best fit for you?
We've spent 10+ years helping hundreds of brands grow, source ethical factories, and become experts in ethical and sustainable production. We have created a passionate community of professionals who are working to build a fashion industry for people, planet, and profit. We are a proud partner of the CFDA and have been featured in FORBES, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, and more.
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Are you craving more meaning in your career?
On our Founder's first sourcing trip to India she was connected to several factories (all through friends of friends of friends). They were doing incredible things like employing women rescued out of sex trafficking, providing day care for employee's kids, and running machines that dyed denim with one glass of water! They were all impressive ethical garment factories but they all also had... terrible websites. It was obvious why it was so hard to source ethical factories. That is why THR3EFOLD is obsessed with rounding up all the best ethical garment factories around the world and help put the impact in your hands.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THR3EFOLD Factory Partners
What Production categories are available?
•Knitwear •Woven •Womenswear •Menswear •Childrenswear •Soft Accessories •Soft Home Goods •Activewear •Leather Goods •Hosiery •Lingerie •Suiting •Swim •Uniforms
do you have low minimum factories?
Yes, we have several factories with 200-500 MOQs. Please keep in mind, this is only production minimums and not fabric minimums which is up to your textile mill. If you need less than 200 units you will be better served finding a local factory first who specializes in small batch first before coming to THR3EFOLD.
WHat makes a factory ethical or sustainable?
All factories on our platform must hold an ethical certification that has been conducted by an outside auditing body. You can learn more about the standards we require here. We often find ethically certified factories also take extra measures to be more sustainable as well however our certifications are mainly labor focused. We encourage you ask the factory how they are practicing sustainability and work with them to be more sustainable during your production as well.
Do I get access to all factories?
Yes! Your membership gives you instant access to our full database of ethically certified factories. We believe in putting the choices in your hands to make the best decision for you.
how Does THR3EFOLD vet factories?
THR3EFOLD is not an auditing body but rather a platform to gather all already certified factories in one place. We only accept the social compliance / labor certifications that require an in-person audit. When a factory applies, they must submit a current certification from one of our approved certifications (WRAP, Betterwork, SA8000, GOTS, World Fair Trade Organization, Fair Wear Foundation, and coming soon Smeta's SEDEX). Our team reviews this certification and cross references it with the certifying body in question to verify its validity.
Membership & Pricing
What is the membership cost?
Annual membership for brands is $4,000. Pay up front for the year and receive 15% off. Emerging Brands can apply for a $1,500 Starter Scholarship (application required).
How long is the membership?
Membership is a one year commitment and you are charged monthly.
WHAT DOes membership include?
Your membership gives you instant access to our full database of ethically certified factories, and our production management tool that tracks your production progress, puts your team and your factory on the same page so you stop missing deadlines and mis-communicating design changes. *Members will also get access to special member-only events and training throughout the year.
What if you don't have a factory for me?
We want you to find the perfect production partner! Our demo call is to make sure we have options for your production needs so you are sure it's a good fit. However, if you are not happy with the options available, our team will personally source an alternative for you in our certified network. If we still cannot find anything for you, we will offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
What do i need before going into production?
You need at least a Tech Pack (your production blueprint) to reach out to a factory for a price, along with an idea of the retail price. If you have zero production experience, we recommend purchasing our Production Pro course here before you go further.
Do you offer product development?
Do you help with fabric sourcing?
Not yet. For now, we do have a Sustainable Sourcing Directory you can purchase here for a shortlist of sustainable materials and packaging options. Additionally, many of our factories helps with sourcing.
What resources do you have for emerging brands?
We are experts in building fashion brands for people, planet, AND profit. Please check out our Online Brand Courses to get press, grow sales, gain a following and more. Need more help? We have an emerging brand accelerator the Coaching Club, just for you. Applications only open twice a year so check it out now and get on the waitlist if needed.