Online shopping has become the new norm, increasing sales by 32.4% over the last year. Because of this, more shipping material is being used and it's important for brands across all industries, to implement sustainable shipping materials. If your brand is already established, it can be difficult to make the full switch to becoming fully sustainable in one jump. There are many changes that can be made to your brand easily, to get you on the right track on your journey towards sustainability. Something we find very beneficial to brands, is switching to sustainable packaging, and we've got some tips on how to choose the best one that fits your brand.
There is so much innovation happening in sustainable textiles and it is very inspiring. However it isn't picking up at a mainstream level and you may be wondering, why aren't brands using more sustainable materials? Or you maybe you have experienced why firsthand. Here's the roadblocks we see from fashion brands using sustainable materials more regularly.
It's that time of year again, and summer trade shows are soon to be in full swing! Trade shows are here to support you in your sourcing needs and help you navigate the upcoming seasons trends to build your brand. They are a fantastic way of finding place to source factory and material options. Here's what you can expect this summer:
As the fashion industry evolves, becoming an ethical and sustainable brand is rising in priority. Innovation in sustainable materials is one of the ways brands can choose to be more sustainable, and we couldn't be more excited. These innovative sustainable textiles are either created using natural materials or with science. These new materials can help your brand increase in sustainability. Here's a few you may not have discovered yet.
Sourcing fabric is a huge hurdle and if you are trying to source sustainable fabric, it's even harder. We often recommend inquiring with your garment factory to source fabric because they often can be a huge asset to making this process quick and easy, here's why.
Single use plastics are damaging our planet in a big way. Some brands are finding ways to combat this by using more sustainable fabrics. Recycled Polyester which you may also know as rPet, eConyl, and Repreve is a way to give plastics a second use. The fabric like normal polyester is very diverse and can look and feel many different ways. Brands like Patagonia and Reformation have been using recycled polyester for years. But is it a good sustainable option? Let's see how it's made and why you could consider using it.
Sustainable sourcing has exploded in popularity over the last ten years. We have a living planet that needs to be protected and sustainable sourcing is how brands can play their part. When it comes to sustainable sourcing for fashion brands there are a lot of options to consider beyond just having sustainable fabric. Here's a few, to get your wheels spinning.
When sourcing for sustainable fabrics you cannot forget the label. The difficult part of this is how did you source sustainable labels for your pieces. This is a daunting task, that is why THR3EFOLD is here to help.
Sustainable fabric is just the tip of the sustainable fashion iceberg. There's also thread, zippers, notions, dyeing, packaging, and shipping to name a few. The difficult task when implementing sustainability into your fashion brand is WHERE DO YOU START? There are so many areas to consider that it often feels overwhelming especially when you consider that the whole planet is at stake.
We answer this question from square one which is, making anything will have an impact on the earth and therefore inextricably be unsustainable. However, because we deeply believe you cannot abate the human desire to create we would rather find the most sustainable route to do so and steer creators toward that greener pasture. So here we are, how do we find sustainable packaging that can ship our products safely yet disintegrate reliably? Let's dig in.