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Who Makes My Clothes?

OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNERS

Our first collection of clothes was made in a BSCI/SEDEX approved factory in India. Since then we have moved our manufacturing to a small female-led and family-owned factory in Portugal in order to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our manufacturing expertise. This is why some of our clothes state “Made in India” whereas others say “Made in Portugal”.  

Whilst our current factory is too small to meet the minimum quantities required for the “big” standard certifications, the working conditions of our partners matter:

🧵 Our factory is female-led and family-owned.

🧵 Each member of staff is paid more than the minimum wage and is also given a bonus twice a year. 

🧵 Benefits such as pension and insurance is given to all. Employees also benefit from a compensation fund should the factory face closure.

🧵 The working day is 8 hour long. All overtime is paid for.

🧵 Each employee is given 30 days in a row or 22 days holiday, plus public holidays.

Our clothes are manufactured by a family-owned, female-led factory in Portugal
Our clothes are manufactured by a female-led, family-owned factory in Portugal run by Angelina and her daughter Claudia (pictured here). 

OUR FABRIC SUPPLIER

🧶 The mill who supplies our fabrics was founded in Portugal in 1977 and is considered a pioneer with some of the best environmental practices in the woven fabric industry.

🧶 Focus is on proper management of waste and the best use of raw materials. 

🧶 As such it is certified: GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), GRS (Global Recycled Standard), OCS (Organic Content Standard), OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Classe I and BCI (Better Cotton Initiative).

NINE+QUARTER - Our Mill's certifications

The mill who supplies our fabrics is considered a pioneer with some of the best environmental practices in the woven fabric industry. 

REDUCING WASTE

We aim to reduce waste generated from our clothes. Presently we do this by: 

♻️ Being flexible with our order quantities. Where there is excess fabric we either increase our order volume by up to 25%, create another design (like our Emmi sweatshirt!) or save the fabric for a potential restock or new design.

♻️ Choosing quality fabrics and working with a highly skilled factory, to ensure our clothes last well beyond one pregnancy. Wear them postpartum, save them for your next pregnancy or pass them on to a friend.  

♻️ Increasingly designing clothes that are both maternity, breastfeeding and postpartum-friendly so that you get more wear out of them.   

♻️ Being smart about our packaging. In 2020 we opted for clothing bags (those transparent plastic bags that protect your clothes) made from recycled plastic bags or bottles. In 2021 we’re reviewing our mailer bags (those blue/grey plastic bags that your orders get delivered in).

 

Do you want to know why we have chosen 'Organic Cotton'?

 

Emmi organic maternity and breastfeeding sweatshirt

Our Emmi organic maternity and breastfeeding sweatshirt was born out of the effort to reduce waste by finding ways to use leftover fabric.