The Fashion Supply Chain:

Updated: Feb 26

This is a breakdown of what the fashion supply chain consists of:


Farming and Agriculture:

The process would depend on fabric being used. However, in terms of cotton, the seeds and planted and taken care of as needed.

Organic Cotton does not require chemicals, which in turn reduces CO2 emissions


The majority of organic cotton is 80% rain-fed thus uses less water


Fibre:

Once the cotton is harvested it is made into a Fibre.

Organic Cotton fibre must be certified according to governmental regulations - e.g. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)


Yarn:

In order to make cotton fibres strong, they need to be placed together and spun into yarn.


Weaving fabric:

Once the cotton is spun into a yarn, it can then be woven into cloth.

Cotton can also be knitted; e.g. jersey fabrics are knitted.


Finishing the fabric:

Once the cotton is created into fabric, it is then ready to be finished. This can involve, dying, printing or embroidery.


Transportation of finished fabric:

Once the fabric is finished, it needs to be transported to its desired location.

This may be fabric retail stores or garment manufacturing factories.


Manufacturing Process:

Once the fabric is received it will be made into the required product.

Consideration should be given to ethical trading during each stage, especially the manufacturing stage.


Customer purchase and use of fabric:

The customer will then buy the product.

Consideration should be given to how the product is to be cared for (garment care labels) in order to extend the life of the product as well as reduce items being disposed off.


End of life:

Once the product has been used, it has then come to the end of life and it will need to be disposed off.


Thought should be given to ways in which products can be disposed off without leaving behind a large carbon footprint. For example, repairing the product or donations.


All products are handcrafted in-house to provide a unique experience to our customers

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