A Matter of Waste: How Fashion Enter Endorses the Low to No Waste Strategy
Based in Haringey, North London the 7,500 m2 SMETA approved Fashion Enter Factory manufactures up to 10,000 units a week with an emphasis on transparency and good working practices. While there is always room for improvement the factory currently adheres to 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 to practice and use for their work books.
- Left over rolls of fabric donated to schools such as Graveney School in Wandsworth and up-cycling labels and designers to incorporate 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 factory the company ethos centres on keeping production on home soil, minimizing unnecessary global shipping and maintaining a skilled production base for future generations.