At first, when setting up your fashion brand you might not think of the direct environmental and social impact it might create, but considering these factors can benefit your brand in numerous ways.
The production of clothing can have severe consequences for the environment if not done properly. As a Brand, this journey towards becoming more “sustainable’’ can be a difficult one if you don’t have the know-how. Where do you begin and what exactly is sustainable nowadays? A great way to manufacture your clothes more sustainably is to start nearshoring: producing close to home.
To understand this better and show how Manufy can help your business through nearshoring, we have created a nearshoring impact guide that will show you the best solutions for your sustainability journey.
As a sourcing platform, we have to focus on what we think is the most effective and efficient way to contribute to the textile transition. For Manufy it is facilitating nearshoring, helping both brands and manufacturers get a grip on their production process, and realizing their impact and sustainable ambitions.
Nearshoring as a solution for your brand
Nearshoring is the practice of having the producer and brands in close proximity to each other. This practice has direct benefits such as; lower transportation costs and emissions, and faster and more reliable delivery times, which in turn creates resilience. However, in the textile industry, there are several other positive externalities related to nearshoring, with a focus on Europe, which will be discussed in our white paper.
The main factors influencing the environmental and social impact of the sourcing and production of garments can be placed in three pillars: raw materials, production/manufacturing, and transportation. When discussing nearshoring in Europe for sustainable fashion, the impact is mainly in the production and transportation phase.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of nearshoring for your business? Download our free Nearshoring rapport here.