Fashion Revolution | Celebrating Our Team
Date Posted:22 April 2021
This week we're taking you on a journey through our clothing factories and the creative hands behind your bamboo garments. We want you to know that we have always taken the health and wellbeing of the men and women in our production line very seriously. We want to honour every single worker and thank them for their craftmanship and support they've given us throughout the years of working together.
At Bamboo Body we know
who made your clothes,
what's in the fabric and
who made your fabric
We have a longstanding relationship with our main factory, in Suzhou who we have worked with over the last 15 years and who consider us one of their largest customers. It is female owned and managed by the lovely Regina, who we cannot thank enough for her time and effort put into creating the bamboo styles we wear daily. In our most recent visit to Regina's factory in the Jiangsu Province of East China, we had the pleasure of meeting the Pattern Maker and Quality Control Manager. We were also pleased to see a clean, organised and safe working environment.
At Bamboo Body we also prioritise sustainable production. We understand how much of an impact the textiles industry has on our environment, so we are committed to working with factories that aim to reduce emissions and recycle waste. Our bamboo crop, sourced from Senboo Textiles comes with the tick of approval from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC provides the gold standard in environmental forest certification and promotes the responsible management of the world's forests, ensuring that the harvest of timber does not destroy the habitats of protected species or take away precious resources from the people and economies that depend on them. Senboo Textiles, managed by Steven Wu (CEO) and Production Manager, Anna Qian is located in the Zhejiang province in China. Steven, Anna and the Senboo team specialise in eco-friendly and sustainable fabric while holding a number of certifications and regularly performing audits of the factory. These certifications include the OEKO-Tex 100 Standard, ECOCERT and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). GOTS is a certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process. In saying that, the process of breaking down the bamboo stalks is mostly a closed loop system. This factory is committed to capturing and reusing waste so that substances do not enter the environment. Our factory workers have families, careers and livelihoods. The growth of bamboo gives rural communities an income and these workers are not exposed to chemicals when working on our plantation.
Steven, Anna and the Senboo team, thank you for working closely with us to create the bamboo fabric blends that we require. You've always been a pleasure to work with and we value your work and dedication to provide quality products and service.
There are many roles involved in the creation of a single garment and each person plays an imperative role. For example, our knitwear collection includes more than five pair of hands which includes the Flat-bed Knitting Machine Operator, Sewing Worker, Ironer, Quality Inspector and various Packers. Hangzhou Besser are the wonderful people behind the creation of our knits. Each of these workers have a family that is supported through the work they do and the part they play in creating the beautiful knits we wear. Our knitwear factory workers are all very experienced and take their positions seriously, which we are very grateful for.
Thank you, Hangzhou Besser for making quality eco-friendly knitwear pieces. We appreciate all the time and effort you put into creating our cosy cashmere, wool and bamboo pieces!
Bamboo Body is on a continuous path of improvement and so are our suppliers. We are always looking for ways to lessen our impact on the environment at all stages of the lifecycle. For example, we have recently launched our Eco-Colour Collection with Tianhong Textiles who are located in the Jiangsu Province of China. This collection uses a new eco-friendly dyeing technology which uses 50% less water, chemicals and carbons are reduced, and low energy is used. Tianhong Textiles also hold similar certifications to Senboo Textiles including FSC, ECOCERT, OEKO-Tex Standard 100 as well as the Global Recycled Standard and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Standard).
Rani and the team, thank you for supplying us with quality bamboo fabric and consistently working efficiently. We appreciate your hard work, dedication and for always working with integrity.
Thank youBy: Hilary Reddrop on 26 April 2021I love my Bamboo Body clothing. I also love that it it is ethically sourced and made. Thank you for your prompt online shopping. I would like to pass on my thanks to the wonderful workers who make it possible for me to wear these clothes.
Thank you for the Quality Work !By: Karlene Atkins on 23 April 2021I am the very satisfied owner of several of your garments and how wonderful to see some of the people who help create them. I really appreciate that you have personalised your business in this way sharing your processes and respect for your workers. I am gratified to hear that you proudly and conscientiously pursue a sustainable ethical approach to production on all levels and will continue to enjoy the comfort of your garments and where they come from, knowing a little more about you all. Cheers guys and thank you for the quality of your work!
Great blog, I wish all clothing companies had yourBy: Sue on 23 April 2021I'd rather pay a bit more for quality and have less clothes, and quality is not just about the garment, it's about the whole supply chain Well done