Made to Order | Always Trendin

The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on our environment as the industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. Some of the environmental impacts include wastewater pollution, water consumption, microfibers in our oceans, landfill and greenhouse emissions to name a few.   
A solution that is reducing the impact that the fashion industry has on our environment is making garments to order. 

Changing the dynamics of the clothing industry   

As we have come to witness, bulk producing sometimes leads to excess stock where fashion brands are left to sell clothes at heavily discounted prices to move the excess stock.   

As the name suggests, made to order is making every piece as it is ordered, unlike the traditional way of manufacturing, where manufacturers and brands would bulk produce garments.   

Producing garments by order eliminates the textile waste in factories and landfill. It also boasts ethical benefits as manufacturing employees aren’t pushed to produces thousands of items in short turnaround times to fulfil bulk orders. The focus is on eliminating excess waste whilst improving ethical working conditions.   

Alone in the USA, each year approximately 13 million tonnes of textile waste are either dumped into landfills or burned and globally this number increases to 92 million tonnes. The amount of global textile waste is predicted to go up to 134 million tonnes a year by 2030. Unfortunately, only 12% of the material used for clothing ends up be recycled.   

Made to order with Always Trendin 

At Always Trendin, our ready to brand clothing aims to reduce textile waste, by making garments as they are ordered. We hold no stock on hand, ensuring every garment is stitched and crafted. Our popular Certified 100% Organic Cotton is used for a more premium, luxurious feel and more eco-friendly footprint.  

We have gone beyond ethical and sustainable manufacturing by making every made to order garment carbon neutral. A percentage of each garment is donated towards funding projects that offset the carbon emissions produced while making the garment.   

The ultimate goal is to reduce our environmental impact, waste and create quality garments that are made to last. If you want to create your side hustle, or give you existing process a sustainable upgrade, contact our team to explore your options.

April 23, 2021 — Alex Heinemann

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