On our minds: Reshoring production back to Europe and the US
Several multinational brands are bringing their manufacturing back home.
On our minds is “Reshoring” — the trending term for bringing fashion manufacturing back to Europe and the US. In the past year or so, we have seen brands like Burberry invest millions to re-establish some of its production in England and Nike promising thousands of jobs in manufacturing facilities back in their US base. What is prompting the return is said to be rising labour costs in countries where production was outsourced to (read: China), product quality issues and the increasing need for flexibility to meet consumer demand. Though local manufacturing facilitates smaller production batches to deliver more accurate stock that consumers want to buy, we wonder if people are ready to pay up for fashion manufactured locally and what will happen to “offshore” workers when their jobs are sailing back home. Read a recent Business of Fashion article on the topic here
Make it last x Circulose Jacket
With deadstock Circulose® fabric and local production by Fugeetex, Make it last launches its first product– a timeless jacket reminding of the real luxury of fashion.
The 3 Hottest Brands at Copenhagen Fashion Week
These three brands are shortlisted for the Zalando Sustainability Award.
Amason: ”We send files, emails and animals”
With the release of the first single from their upcoming album (and a virtual release party tonight), Swedish band Amason teams up with adidas and the new, more sustainable Stan Smith. The space of which the iconic shoe enters is one where the love of nature takes center stage. Make it last talks to the band about why they always end up with the animals.
Stan Smith, Forever
Always iconic. Now more sustainable. We’re proudly partnering up with adidas to show you the next generation of sustainable takes on the storied Stan Smith silhouette.