How To Source Fabrics: The Big Eco Textile Supplier List
We are delighted to present The Big Eco Fabric Supplier List.
This ethical textile matrix contains our personal team research spanning over a decade. We are sharing the contacts here because of our commitment to helping designers and makers across all industries source all the ethical textiles, materials and fabrics they require.
In this Lesson you will gain:
- A great amount of information on ethical producers and suppliers that will save you hours of time
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Ethical Trims & Haberdashery Matrixwith Charlie Bradley Ross
Knit Glossarywith Charlie Bradley Ross
A downloadable pack featuring the key terms commonly used in the knitwear industry, and their various meanings and definitions.
How To Source Fabrics: Ethical Certifications Glossarywith Charlie Bradley Ross
This is a downloadable-only Lesson regarding the 40+ most recognised standards for fibres, textiles and fashion.
Two of the five factories that collapsed in 2014 were audited by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). In their own words, the BSCI was created to “provide companies with a practical and efficient system to improve social compliance in global supply chains.” The audits failed to identify the illegal structural issues that led to the collapse in two BSCI-registered buildings. The fact is, however, BSCI audits do not cover building safety at all. This is why it is so essential to understand precisely what certifications and standards include.
We have put together an incredible downloadable with 40+ of the most recognised standards. Whether you decide to purchase your materials from a certified supplier, or become certified yourself, this downloadable will help you to quickly identify the standards and certifications that are right for you. Use it in correspondence with our Brand Audit and Fabric Sourcing Audit to understand what standards and certifications are suitable for your product, and for your values.
Ethical Printing & Dyeing Matrixwith Charlie Bradley Ross
We're delighted to present this ethical printing and dyeing matrix to help your printed and dyed creations come to life, with minimal impact on the planet and the people involved in all stages of the process. For even more information, go to the Eco-Friendly Inks and Printing and Mastering Dyes and Finishes Masterclasses for a more in-depth look at printing.
The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 50% attributed to three phases: 15% to fibre production, 28% to yarn preparation, and the highest, a staggering 36% associated to dyeing, printing and finishing. Like any industrial process, textile printing requires raw materials, consumes energy and produces waste.