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The Motus Projects

Case Study


The Motus Projects is a British clothing brand that strongly believes in the unity of the parkour community. Their mission is to support its growth through funding community projects, events, and sponsoring upcoming athletes through the sales of high-quality streetwear for the sport. Every Motus collection has a certain theme—whether it is inspired by classic parkour motifs like the Origins collection, or going for good-old street fashion like the ATO collection.

We worked with The Motus Projects to develop a top-selling, 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton collection made in a Fairtrade factory.

The outcome

After dealing with factories for a few years where we faced constant issues with lead times, quality, corner-cutting and a lack of transparency, SupplyCompass have provided a massive breath of fresh air. The platform makes creating products easier than I could have possibly ever imagined a few years ago, and watching it improve as SupplyCompass listens to customer feedback has been incredible.
Giles Campbell Longley
Founder of The Motus Projects

We started working with The Motus Projects in 2018 when they approached us due to difficulties in managing their previous supply chain and working with former factories. We worked with them to identify new factories that were in line with their vision and sustainability goals and streamlined their processes, including tech pack creation, flat drawings and factory management. SupplyCompass now manages a large component of The Motus Projects’ production for all bespoke products.

Working with us allowed The Motus Projects to not only find a cost-effective way to get production support but also allowed them to access sustainable options that were more affordable than previous conventional products too.

Sustainability credentials

For factories developing The Motus Project range managed by SupplyCompass

  • Moved to using organic cotton twill with low impact dyes, without the use of harmful chemicals or fertilisers and where waste-water is properly treated.
  • Now works with top-certified factories, including those that are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Fairtrade International (FLO Cert), SA 8000:2014, and ISO 9001:2015 certified and carbon neutral under the United Nations Climate Neutral Now programme, One Carbon World, and Carbon Neutral Gold Standard.
  • Partner factories also contribute to other environmental projects, including reforestation projects at The Periphery of Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan and Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal, both in India.
  • Launched an rPET blend product. Instead of using virgin polyester, they instead opted to use a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • For their packaging, their labels and swing tags are made in a Global Recycled Standard certified factory, their brand labels and care labels are made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, and their swing tags are made from organic recycled garment waste.

Manufacturing partner profiles

SupplyCompass' push for a sustainable supply chain has enabled us to use fabrics and production methods that we simply didn't know would be obtainable. This has helped us reflect on our impact on the environment and shape the direction we want to move in with our products.
Giles Campbell Longley
Founder of The Motus Projects
A huge asset has been our account manager Hannah, who has been there since day one of us joining SupplyCompass and has never been more than a quick email or a phone call away. Her advice, transparency and overall assistance have been critical to our process, and we're so grateful for everything she has done for us so far!
Giles Campbell Longley
Founder of The Motus Projects

Results

Launched

a new sustainable range with 11 items

170%

increase in orders

70%

less time managing production

0

team members hired to manage this collection

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