Sustainable Sourcing

5 Tips for Choosing a Sustainable Clothing Manufacturer

Looking for an environmentally sustainable garment manufacturer but not sure what questions to ask? We speak with Atul Malhotra, managing director of sustainable manufacturer Evolv Clothing who shares his tips on how to go beyond certifications and ensure the garment manufacturer you choose is creating positive impact.

Beyond certifications, what should brands look for in an environmentally sustainable manufacturer?

I'd recommend looking for suppliers who have set a roadmap, objectives and who publish their impact results  on a regular basis in the form of an annual sustainability report. There must be consistency in their actions – for example good practices are implemented regularly and are not one-time initiatives. 

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Melanie Plank

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