WHAT IS THE THR3EFOLD PLATFORM?
GET SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING
DISCOVER ETHICAL SUPPLIERS
CONNECT TO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
THE INNOVATION YOU DESIRE
HOW WILL THR3EFOLD HELP US?
IS THR3EFOLD RIGHT FOR US?
Our team has 40+ 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.
STARTING IS EASY
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
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 unit MOQs. Please keep in mind this references production minimums. Fabric minimums are up to your textile mill. If you need fewer than 300 units you would be better served first finding a local factory specializing in small batch before coming to THR3EFOLD.
WHat makes a factory ethical or sustainable?
All factories on our platform must hold an ethical certification issued by an outside auditing body. You can learn more about the standards we require here. Our certifications are mainly labor focused. However, we find ethically certified factories often take extra measures to be more sustainable. We encourage you to 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 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, B Corp, and 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?
This depends on your brand and team size. Book a call with our sales team to discuss your needs and how we can help you reach your goals. Book a sales call here for east coast time, or here for west coast time.
Emerging Brands can apply for the Emerging Brand Membership for more comprehensive support, including training and webinars, at a reduced price. Application is required. Learn more here.
How long is the membership?
Training is a stand alone package at this time. Platform membership is a one year commitment and auto renews.
WHAT DOes membership include?
Membership gives you instant access to our full database of ethically certified factories, direct messaging to avoid getting lost in email chains, factory reviews, pricing tools and a sourcing tracker which allows you to compare suppliers and select the best fit for you.
*Members will also get first access to special events and new expanded features.
What if you don't have a factory for me?
We want you to find the perfect production partner! Our sales call is designed to make sure we have options for your production needs and ensure 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.
Is the platform right for bigger brands?
The best brands start with teams between 10-25 people and larger from there. This means you have consistent revenue, mounting production needs, and most importantly have a lot to deliver with a limited team. We have factories who offer lower MOQs but they all have great capacity to meet your growing production needs.
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 (shhh..that's coming soon). 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.
CAN SUPPLIERS REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
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.