Working Responsibly with Manufacturers and Agents

Maeve Wadge Sunday, 1 April 2018

Maeve Wadge has a wealth of experience in garment production, with a comprehensive knowledge of ethical and sustainable supply routes. Her company, Sourcing Sustainably, offers a range of services to support international businesses sourcing apparel from South Asia. From conception, through design and into bulk production, Maeve and her team can guide you through each stage of the process to ensure you receive a high-quality product from a supply chain you can be proud of. In this video, Maeve discusses the benefits of working with an agency and also has brilliant, unique advice on manufacturing ethically.


In this video, you'll learn:

  • What agents are.
  • What makes manufacturing ethical?
  • Responsible design improvements you can make before you manufacture.
  • How manufacturing can be more sustainable and ethical.
  • What designers should have ready when approaching manufacturers.
  • Best practice for managing relationships with managers.
  • The dos and don'ts of manufacturing.

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