A Matter of Waste: How Fashion Enter Endorses the Low to No Waste Strategy
Fashion-Enter Ltd manages two apparel factories (London and Newtown, Wales), that can manufacture up to 30,000 units a week with an emphasis on transparency and good working practices. While there is always room for improvement both factories adhere to the following 5 habits to keep waste minimal…
- Efficient and well thought-out lay plans to ensure the bare minimum of fabric waste.
- Scraps of fabric used by our Stitching Academy students / apprentices to practice and use for their work books.
- Left over rolls of fabric donated to schools, charities and up-cycling labels / designers to repurpose into new designs.
- Unwanted samples are stored for six months and added to our monthly sample sales, those remaining are then de-labelled and given to charity.
- Additionally as a company we incorporate the acronym TIM WOODS to make the 8 forms of managing waste easy to remember.
T = Transportation
I = Inventory
M = Motion
W = Waiting
O = Overprocessing
O = Overproduction
D = Defects
S = Skills
Fashion-Enter students and employees are encouraged to think about each and every form of waste and find ways to reduce and eliminate at every stage. As a UK based company the core ethos centres on keeping production on home soil, minimising unnecessary global shipping and maintaining a skilled production base for future generations.