Fair-Trade Brand: Allmade Apparel
One of our main suppliers is Allmade Apparel. Allmade is a relatively new brand on the custom apparel market, but they have the best all-around product that we have ever seen. We love the mission and vision that the company has, which is bringing sustainability and fair-trade products to our sector. All of Allmade’s apparel is made from organic cotton, recycled polyester from Repreve, and Tencel. All three of these fabrics are focused on being good to the world through their sustainability and the absence of pesticide use on the cotton. This is an example of a business that is striving to put the stewardship of the earth ahead of sales.
The other priority they have is being good to others. They partner with Life SA because they found that this manufacturing company is focused on giving a fair wage and a good working condition to all of their employees. I (Brad) live in Kolkata, India where there are many places (including garment manufacturers) that do not provide this opportunity to employees. It is frustrating and sad that the buyers of these products cannot see what people went through in order to make their widget. We as buyers have the opportunity to bring life and dignity to those in developing countries…let’s make the most of it!
Here is a small snippet from Life SA’s website:
LIFE is a boutique apparel factory located in Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Daily wages at Life S.A. are 65% higher than the sector minimum and the employees have the ability to earn 140%+ of minimum based on production.
Just a 10-minute drive from the United States Embassy, the 16,000 square feet manufacturing facility is within a private, gated complex.
You can check them out here: Madewithlife.org.