After nine months of development, we are over the moon to finally announce our Ethical Manufacturing Platform is launching into beta! This platform has been 3 years in the making and was a result of the Research & Development trip our Founder, Jessica Kelly, took to India. Jessica encountered some really incredible factories but knew how hard it was to find them online. The THR3EFOLD Ethical Manufacturing Platform seeks to make it easy for apparel and accessory brands to get connected to ethical factories around the world and manage their production all in one place.
What is The THR3EFOLD Platform?
1 | Search Ethically Certified Factories Around the World
Only factories with an up to date certification on labor standards are accepted onto our platform. These certifications ensure: there is no child labor, no slave labor, staff are paid on time and at the appropriate rate for minimum wage laws and over time, that there is no discrimination, the facility is safe and healthy to work in, clear communication from management, the right to unionize, and a clear environmental improvement plan.
2 | Communicate Directly
Beyond just a database, you can message factories directly and ask questions to clarify your needs.
3 | Compare Pricing
See all your price quotes in one simple price comparison chart for all the factories you've submitted to for a specific project.
This way you can easily weigh all the pros and cons for your production and pick the best fit.
4 | Manage Production
Because finding a factory is just step one in a very involved production process, you need to manage that ish. We've built out a great project management system so you can easily see how far along in production you are, any missed deadlines you need to attend to and a cloud based organizer to keep all your production changes, notes, and necessities.
5 | 2 Sided Reviews
Finally a way to learn from your peers what a factory is like to work with. Just like with Airbnb and Lyft, you can review each factory you work with, and they review you, building a robust and transparent professional community.
So are you ready to join?
We are launching September 5th and celebrating with a Launch Party in partnership with Who They Are and Arlo Hotels. Mark your calendars to join the platform on Thursday, but if you are in the NYC area we hope to see you at the party as well! Plus, the pop up will run for 4 days from 9/5-8. Come by!