Naturally, nearshoring - the practice of transferring a business operation to a nearby country, momentarily eliminates the first three caveats of the offshoring model:
1. Language barrier
2. Cultural differences
3. The time zone difference
Not all suppliers include fabric knitting in their cut and sew apparel manufacturing. Often times, they will get their fabric from an external source(s). And those sources aren’t under your watchful eye as a clothing brand. Which means the quality of the fabric becomes a variable. And the quality must be a constant.
Here are the 6 things you can do to reduce your microplastics contributions:
1. If you have a dog, you probably have a dog shedding brush. If not, definitely get one (the brush, not a dog). The dog shedding brush can remove a lot of loose fibres from your clothes before you put them in the washer.
So what is the situation a clothing brand with an activewear clothing line finds itself in? It wants to know whether or not its supplier(s) “walks the talk” when it comes to using recycled materials for their fabrics. Pinky swear won’t do. You need rock-solid proof that your supplier actually uses recycled polyester yarn and will use it for your orders.
Our growth has been slow but steady ever since we started in 2005. For those of you who don’t know, we started in a little more than 200 square meters of space, split between the basement and the ground floor of an apartment building in Dorćol, Belgrade. We've cut materials manually and could only sew samples, not the whole batches. We relied on outside help a lot, especially for printing and sewing. It took us 12 years to start getting more orders than we could handle. Those events ignited our first act of sustainable expansion that took place in 2017.