To A Sustainable Apparel Industry.
This isn't just a website.
IT'S A SOCIAL MOVEMENT
Introduction to the apparel industry
The apparel industry is one of the bigger employers in the manufacturing world.
In 2018, the whole apparel market weighted more than US$326 billion and is expected to grow close to US$349 billion in 2021.
The apparel market is the wearing branch of the textile market, which weight more than US$900 today.
H&M, Gap, Inditex... You know these brands which are some of the most powerful in the industry.
What is the path of the clothes you wear from design to sales ?
The Apparel Supply Chain
The Raw Materials
Meters of fabric are to be sold to the manufacturers
Cutting & Sewing
The fabrics are processed into brand new fashion clothes !
Clothes are to be sold, either in the producing country or in any other in the world.
What's wrong with it ?
Historically, industries have migrated to countries where workforce is cheaper.
The main problem with it : The working conditions of the people involved in the supply chain.
In 2013, the Rana Plaza, a manufacturing building collapsed. 1127 deads.
This event was the trigger for a sufficient awareness of the manufacturing issues.
Other issues : The ecological consequences of savage manufacturing and health problems caused by cotton production.
250.000 Indian farmers have committed suicide because of Monsanto's debts - Some villages cannot drink the water they were used to...
Enough clothes at home ? This is what happens in Haïti due to all the "charity donations" we do by giving our former clothes...
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Fight on behalf of employees in developing countries to draw attention to poor working conditions
Who We Are
French exchange students, we're seeking to live in a more sustainable world, but still with good looking clothes.
Let's bring these people a decent working life.