A summary of the key points to consider when selecting a supplier.
2. BUILDING SUPPLIER RELATONSHIPS CASE STUDY: FRUGI
Insider insight into how organic and ethical baby and childrenswear brand Frugi built relationships with their suppliers, challenges they faced connecting with suppliers and customers, achievements- both commercial and in terms of people and the environment, how challenges were overcome and recommendations to other brands wishing to source from Asia.
Frugi commits 1% of its turnover to environmental charities, each year. 2010’s donation amounted to £20,000, which went to the Pesticide Action Network’s ‘growing hope’ project in Benin, West Africa and the Marine Strandings Network run by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
3. BUILDING SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS CASE STUDY: MANTIS WORLD
Find out how Mantis World, a supplier of ethically made garments, based in Tanzania, formed a winning partnership 11 years ago with Sunflag Tanzania, a well established factory with a reputation for good work practices and quality; A partnership that influences the growth of the business into partnership across Turkey, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, retaining local economy and agreeing a fair price and sustainable production.
A leading sustainable manufacturer, learn how Mantis World remain one of the largest in the sector, overcoming challenges of working in Africa to achieve various certifications such as GOTS and Oeko-Tex 100, and accolades including the EFF/RE:Fashion Manufacturer of the Year award in 2008, the P&P award for best garment manufacturer and the Chic award for best children’s wear collection in 2008 (Spain). Mantis
World’s imprintable babywear range is the most successful in Europe.
4. BUILDING SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS CASE STUDY: OLGA OLSSON
Olga Olsson, contemporary luxury swimwear label creates meaningful employment in Brazil, respecting local environmental conditions. Learn how the brand has overcome the challenges of producing in South America and built trust, communication and respect as the fundamental building blocks to long lasting relationships with their suppliers.
Winner of the Ethical Fashion Forum INNOVATION Award, 2010.
This resource forms a part of EFF’s Excellence in Ethical Fashion training programme and was prepared for intensive training delivered in June 2011.
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