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Our FACTORIES

MAKING GOOD CLOTHES IS A PARTNERSHIP

We currently work with one factory based near Noida in Delhi, and we have a close partnership with the team there. The people who make our clothes are as important as the people who buy them, so we are making sure we have a close working relationship and that we look after the factory workers and team well.

Our factory is a member of Sedex, short for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. The Sedex database is a widely recognised online platform where registered companies openly share information about their social and ethical performance.

Membership demonstrates that work is compliant with the principles of ethically and socially sustainable production methods. Additionally, the platform produces valuable insights into labour conditions. The Sedex platform has a significant positive impact on the improvement of ethically responsible business practices across the entire value chain. All the cutting waste at the factory is sold to recyclers who use it to make rugs, cords. Nothing goes to landfill, everything gets used up!

 

Good clothes have a story

We want you to know where you clothes come from and over the coming collections we’ll share more information about our factories, provide interviews with workers and show you the impact we’re having. Our detailed reports give lots of good insights into what's happening and how we are making positive change.

We believe that fashion should be used for good and this has to start with the workers making the products. We are committed to using the efficiencies in our model to have a positive impact on the lives of workers involved in This is Unfolded and their wider communities, done through the work of Pratham.

Alongside this though we’ve also created the Unfolded Worker Fund.

Whilst we’ve selected to work only with factories that pay good wages to their staff compared to some organisations, our size and the fact that the factory we work with, also produces clothes for other brands means that we can’t increase wages directly.

Instead, through the Unfolded Worker Fund, we pay a bonus to all staff at our partner factory after each collection has been delivered. For Collection 2 this will see workers receive circa 1,000 rupees in extra pay.

Over time, we aim to see this rise significantly, driven by our growth and further efficiencies in our marketing and returns rates.

Factory to consumer model

Working in close partnership with our and collaborating with global logistics heavyweights means we’ve created a factory to consumer model where we don’t cut any fabric until we’ve received your orders.


This approach allows us to remove any overstock from the model and creates a truly demand-led model for fashion retail - instead of brands pushing out products and hoping you’ll like some of what you see. We then pack your orders at source of production and ship directly to you, allowing us to save significantly on time and costs. No big expensive warehouses here!

Okay - we’ll be honest (as always!). This model means it does take a little bit longer to receive your order to but we’re working to get this time down and we know all the positives created by This is Unfolded make us more than worth the wait.

Combined these areas allow us to remove the 30% of products that are normally made by brands and not sold, ensuring we make good clothes for you, the planet and for our workers.