Improving working conditions in your clothing supply chain

WellMade session in Spanish

In May 2015, WellMade took part in the Fourth Conference on Sustainable Fashion organized by Slow Fashion Spain. The conference was held at the Museum of Costume in Madrid.

The Journey of Jeans

A collaborative project with Katelyn Toth-Fejel and Andrew Brooks, this info-graphic explores the different connections and relationships embodied in the journey of a pair of jeans around the world. The Journey of Jeans is a Cultural Institute at King’s project in collaboration with the Department of GeographyThe London College of Fashion, and Here Today, Here Tomorrow.

The Journey of Jeans covers stages of jeans production, consumption and disposal, using research from a new book by Dr Andrew Brooks: Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes.

Fact sheet ‘Socially responsible public procurement of garments and textiles’

Do you buy clothing for a company or government? Are you interested in how the purchasing policies and practices organisations in the public and semi-public sector at the buying end of the supply chain can help to better working conditions for factory workers? Get yourself inspired by SOMO’s fact sheet.

This fact sheet  is all about what you can do improve global sustainability and human rights. It is SOMO’s fourth fact sheet in a series about labour conditions in the textiles and garments industry and focuses on Europe.

Read further for background information about labour standards as well as practical suggestions for purchasing organisations. Suggestions on how to issue human rights and sustainability into the  ‘Socially responsible public procurement’ (SRPP) policies and practices of SRPP are also included. And last but not least – learn more by studying an inspiring overview of interesting practices in SRPP, with examples from the Netherlands, Norway, and the US.


Cotton and wool: nature calls

This factsheet informs you about the environmental issues of the production of cotton and wool fiber ready for spinning. It provides you a range of concrete actions for using more environmental and animal friendly cotton and wool.