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Choosing your manufacturer

In this video, ethical supply chain expert Clare Lissaman explores some of the key questions you should consider when choosing the manufacturer who will make your products. You will also …

How to find a supplier

Armed with your framework of what you need from a supplier in terms of both product price, quality, quantities, sustainability criteria and certifications you now need to find a supplier …

Case Study: menswear brand Arthur & Henry

In this case study we look at menswear brand, Arthur & Henry, that was established with sustainability in mind from the very beginning. About Arthur & Henry Arthur & Henry …

Case Study: footwear brand Veja

French ecological footwear brand, Veja, was set up in 2004 as a way to engage directly with small cooperatives across Brazil, providing disadvantaged communities with real, fair and sustainable work. …

Different models of production

In the above diagram of a simple supply chain we refer to mills and factories. The factories and mills may be privately owned (owned by individuals, often by families, so …

What is a supply chain?

“A supply chain is a system of organisations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities involve the transformation …

What is a sustainable supply chain?

A crucial factor in developing a sustainable fashion brand is being able to find the people and businesses who you can trust to supply you with what you need. Even …

Product concept and technical design

You will need to have a clear concept of your product and a technical design before you think about production. The concept of your product should align with your brand …

Sustainable design techniques

There are a number of techniques, strategies, alternative processes and approaches you can take to design products that have a low environmental impact and positive social purpose. Zero waste pattern …

Setting up as a business with purpose

Choosing the right business structure will set you up for future success. Choosing the right structure will depend hugely on your business idea, team, vision, goals and activities. Below are …

Financing your sustainable fashion business

Financing your business can be tricky. In fact, it may be one of most difficult tasks you face in growing. Most fashion businesses start out on a shoestring budget. Don’t …

Case study: fashion brand Reformation

In just five years, Los Angeles based fashion brand Reformation has become a cult brand for cool girls selling only direct-to-consumer through their online shop and three physical boutiques, one …