Manufacturing clothing here in the Philippines in the midst of a global pandemic has compounded every challenge we already faced as a less than two year old garment manufacturing business. Fighting industry standards to give more power and better profit to Filipina workers is a monumental task even in the best of circumstances- a global pandemic just added to our list of obstacles!
It’s time to understand the journey of secondhand clothing post-export: the salvage market. Where the salvage market thrives is within developing countries that are willing to take in millions of tonnes of “stuff” every year via shipping containers. These items go for resale in street markets and usually small shops run by marginalized communities.
Did you know that basically all clothing is shipped in plastic? Even if you buy a garment in store, it likely still came shipped in a wasteful plastic poly bag. Poly bags are typically made from polyethylene or polypropylene, materials that require crude oil … more
People always have trouble finding clothing that fits. But why? I wanted to learn more so I conducted a survey about sizes and common clothing fit issues to get some data and see what we can learn about clothing size and fit. First, a … more