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5 Tips For Getting Press & Publicity

Lapidarium2 What's the best way to get noticed in the fashion industry? It's all about being strategic and if you consider putting these five top tips into action, you'll be set up for success.

Supply focus

Standards, Certifications (and other schemes and initiatives)

econyl spools In order to help manage sustainability in supply chains there are a many standards and certifications. Some of these focus on the environmental, some on the social, some on the products and some on the process. In this article, we give you an overview of the key schemes for the fashion sector.

Business focus

Why the Future of Fashion Will Embrace Sustainability

untouched world A number of market trends are converging to show that the fashion industry will need to become more sustainable. In this article, find out what new research is suggesting about the future of fashion.

Supply focus

What to Ask Your Supplier About Working Conditions

Himalayan Tailoring Centre5 Communication is key to building a successful partnership with your suppliers, and this includes being open to asking about their working conditions. Here are 12 questions to help you start an open conversation with your supplier about ethical issues.

Quickfire Q&A

2 minutes with... Organic Cotton Colours

This week, we sat down with Santi and David, the team, from Organic Cotton Colours – a biodynamic, fully traceable fibre – to talk about supply chain transparency.


How does the OCCGuarantee promote supply chain traceability?

We have absolute control from the origin of the seed to the final product. We are using the Mocó seed, which wasn’t used from many years and gives us a better quality fibre.

Our special relationship with our farmers gives them a guarantee of stability since we commit to purchasing all the fibre they produce. Each farmer is the owner of the land, and we only accept biodynamic cultivation, meaning they grow crops to feed themselves as well as our cotton.

We spin in Catalonia with a company who has been in business for 25 years, and this gives us the best possible quality control – with a good yarn we can make the best fabrics! OCCGuarantee means its the purest product because we don’t dye the fibres; they are available in their own beautiful natural colours.

It is not the common way to supply textiles…even if a fabric is certified GOTS, it may be grown in many ways and many places such as China, Pakistan, India. Our cotton from Brazil is completely unique. Nobody can copy what we do and how we do it.