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TechnologyWhat is a production platform, and why does every fashion brand need one?
What is a production platform, and why does every fashion brand need one?

There’s a whole host of different fashion software out there that caters to businesses of all different shapes and sizes, each focused on solving specific challenges, driving better team collaboration, and streamlining processes.

by Flora Davidson

5 min

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TechnologyChat Feature: Real-time communication in Fashion Supply Chains
Chat Feature: Real-time communication in Fashion Supply Chains

SupplyCompass launches an in-platform chat feature, for real-time communication among global fashion teams with their manufacturers. The future of Supply Chain Communication!

by SupplyCompass

5 min

Technology4 ways a Production Platform is different from Fashion PLM
4 ways a Production Platform is different from Fashion PLM

Although there is some overlap with PLM, a Production Platform is designed for factory teams as well as fashion teams. This enables a Production Platform to streamline communication and improve collaboration not just across internal design teams, but also between and across external teams and organisations.

by SupplyCompass

5 min

FeaturesConsumer behaviour-change: The next critical phase for sustainable fashion
Consumer behaviour-change: The next critical phase for sustainable fashion

In our shared mission to transform the fashion industry for the better, most brands recognise their responsibility to overhaul the clothing production process. Few, however, have managed to tackle the other crucial step: changing consumption behaviour.

by Shaunie Brett

5 min

Top stories

PlatformSample management, feedback and approvals made easy
Sample management, feedback and approvals made easy

Current ways of managing sampling make it harder than it needs to be. We’ve been working closely with hundreds of brands and manufacturers for over a year to design, build and launch a new way to manage the sampling process. One that works for both brands and manufacturers.

by SupplyCompass

3 min read

PlatformIntroducing our Costings Feature
Introducing our Costings Feature

We’ve launched a new way of keeping up with costings allowing you to cut through the endless rounds of costing and negotiations with a simple, easy-to-use dashboard.

by SupplyCompass

3 min read

ProductionFashion Supply Chains Emerging out of COVID-19
Fashion Supply Chains Emerging out of COVID-19

As the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic slowly recede, fashion supply chains across the world are finding new priorities and ways to reorganize themselves.⁠ SupplyCompass, Santander and Inspectorio discuss the road ahead, and what fashion supply chains should focus on as they look to rebuild with a fresh, new lens.

by Srishti Dhawan

8 min read

Features

Tech Talks

Spotlights software and technology companies at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation through the lens of fashion and supply chains.

FeaturesTech Talks<i>Tech Talks</i> with Compare Ethics
Tech Talks with Compare Ethics

SupplyCompass speaks to Abbie Morris, Founder of Compare Ethics. Compare Ethics is the platform that builds trust and transparency through sustainable product verification. They turn sustainable product data into increased revenues via their verification technology and product impact measurements.

by Nayanika Bharadwaj

6 mins

Tech Talks<i>Tech Talks</i> with Stephanie Benedetto, Co-Founder of Queen of Raw
Tech Talks with Stephanie Benedetto, Co-Founder of Queen of Raw

SupplyCompass speaks to Stephanie Benedetto, CEO & Co-Founder of Queen of Raw. Queen of Raw matches buyers with sellers, where unused textiles are sold quickly and easily at lower price points, giving people access to materials that they never had before

by Margo Camus

9 min read

Perspectives

SupplyCompass series that focuses on our supply chain partners operating at the intersection between innovation, efficiency and sustainability, to help shape more inclusive conversations in the fashion industry.

Perspectives<i>Perspectives</i> from Re:Down
Perspectives from Re:Down

SupplyCompass speaks to Eric Firmann, Co-Founder of Re: Down, a business recycling post-consumer down and feathers for insulation in the apparel and bedding industries. He walks us through their innovative process, how they have coped through the pandemic, and what his visions for a circular industry are.

by Nayanika Bharadwaj

3 min read

Perspectives<i>Perspectives</i> from Enviu’s Reweave Venture Studio
Perspectives from Enviu’s Reweave Venture Studio

SupplyCompass speaks to Marieke Lenders, the Program Lead of Circular Apparel at Enviu. Our conversation focuses on Enviu’s Reweave Venture Studio, an initiative building disruptive and impactful ventures looking to drive the fashion sector towards a circular and fair value chain in India.

by Margo Camus

7 min read

In Conversation With

Highlights fashion businesses from around the globe who are balancing people, profit and planet, and are leading the way when it comes to responsible business.

In Conversation With Stuart McCullough, Managing Director of The Woolmark Company

SupplyCompass speaks to Stuart McCullough, Managing Director of The Woolmark Company—the global authority on wool. The Woolmark Company connects the global apparel and textile supply chain on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the not-for-profit company.

by Margo Camus

6 mins

In Conversation With Josh Bowden, Co-Founder of noissue

SupplyCompass speaks to Josh Bowden, Co-Founder of noissue, a New Zealand-headquartered sustainable packaging company that’s changing the status quo when it comes to e-commerce packaging.

by Margo Camus

5 mins

In Conversation With Nicola Harlem, Founder of The Curated

SupplyCompass speaks to The Curated, a Scandinavian-based company focusing on timeless, high quality staples. Primarily known for their coats—which are quickly taking over the Instagram world—they focus on sustainable, affordable luxury and minimal elegance for women.

by Margo Camus

5 mins

In Conversation With Gordon Renouf, Co-Founder & CEO of Good On You

SupplyCompass speaks to Good On You, the Emma Watson-approved world-leading source of trusted brand ratings, articles and expertise on ethical and sustainable fashion. Since 2015, they have built a database of thousands of fashion brands, all assessed against their robust rating system for their impact on people, the planet and animals.

by Margo Camus

9 min read

In Conversation With Gertjan Meijer, CCO of Arch & Hook

SupplyCompass sits down with Gertjan Meijer, CCO of Arch & Hook, to talk about how the company began, their sustainable products, the effects COVID-19 has had on their business, and what sustainability means to them.

by Margo Camus

8 min

Platform updates

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PlatformSample management, feedback and approvals made easy
Sample management, feedback and approvals made easy

Current ways of managing sampling make it harder than it needs to be. We’ve been working closely with hundreds of brands and manufacturers for over a year to design, build and launch a new way to manage the sampling process. One that works for both brands and manufacturers.

by SupplyCompass

3 min read

PlatformDeadstock Fabric Partnership with Queen of Raw
Deadstock Fabric Partnership with Queen of Raw

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Queen of Raw, as featured in Vogue Business. By joining forces, SupplyCompass Platform users will be able to access a myriad of deadstock fabric options via the SupplyCompass Deadstock Library to design more sustainable collections, create value from waste, and champion circularity.

by Flora Davidson

5 min read

PlatformIntroducing our Costings Feature
Introducing our Costings Feature

We’ve launched a new way of keeping up with costings allowing you to cut through the endless rounds of costing and negotiations with a simple, easy-to-use dashboard.

by SupplyCompass

3 min read

Production

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ProductionHow will Brexit affect the e-commerce fashion industry?
How will Brexit affect the e-commerce fashion industry?

It’s no secret the fashion industry was staunchly against Brexit. Not only is fashion design and production an international collaboration, but 80% of UK clothing exports are sent to the EU - making the decision to leave an expensive one. To help you make sense of it all and to prepare your e-commerce business for whatever lies ahead, we’ve asked e-commerce fulfilment experts Huboo to bring you up-to-speed and give you tips and tricks for surviving a Brexit future.

by SupplyCompass

5 min

ProductionLogistics for Fashion – A Short Guide
Logistics for Fashion – A Short Guide

The fashion industry contributes upto 10 % of annual global carbon emissions, according to Global Fashion Agenda. A significant part of this contribution is freight movement across the global supply chain that spans continents.

by SupplyCompass

6 mins

ProductionLogistics for Fashion: Freight handling – Roles, Responsibilities and Incoterms explained
Logistics for Fashion: Freight handling – Roles, Responsibilities and Incoterms explained

Incoterms are rules that determine the terms for the international sale of goods. They determine which party is responsible for what part of the import or export process. In other words, incoterms can be seen as the delivery terms of your purchase between you and your seller.

by SupplyCompass

6 mins

Circularity

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CircularityCircularity: A vision for a new textile economy
Circularity: A vision for a new textile economy

Mehathab Joharullah, Production Manager at SupplyCompass shares her thoughts and learnings in the circular economy space and what it means for the future of fashion.

by Mehathab Joharullah

5 min

CircularityRecycling and the Circularity Conundrum
Recycling and the Circularity Conundrum

At the 9th Future Fabrics Expo held recently in London, SupplyCompass attended a seminar which sought to examine circularity through the lens of recycling.

by Nayanika Bharadwaj

5 min read

CircularityThe State of Packaging: Paper and Card
The State of Packaging: Paper and Card

Traditional paper is made from wood pulp, and although it’s possible to make paper from other types of plant such as cotton, bamboo and hemp, about 95% of the raw material used to make paper comes from trees.

by Flora Davidson

4 min read

Materials

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MaterialsMaterials: The Latest Innovations in Wool
Materials: The Latest Innovations in Wool

Think you know wool? Think again. These innovative product developments will change the way you work with wool. From innovations reducing the impact of end products, to driving the adoption of cleaner process and technologies within the supply chain, this is Merino wool, but not as you know it.

by Lisa Griplas

6 mins

MaterialsBiomaterials in Fashion: When Science and Design Collide
Biomaterials in Fashion: When Science and Design Collide

With technological advances comes material innovation. Biomaterials can be found in multidisciplinary industries with different functions and uses.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

MaterialsExploring Leather Grades and Leather Production
Exploring Leather Grades and Leather Production

Leather has been around since the beginning of mankind. Hunting animals and using their skins has been part of all cultures throughout human history due to its durability, accessibility, and variety of uses.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

Technology

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TechnologyChat Feature: Real-time communication in Fashion Supply Chains
Chat Feature: Real-time communication in Fashion Supply Chains

SupplyCompass launches an in-platform chat feature, for real-time communication among global fashion teams with their manufacturers. The future of Supply Chain Communication!

by SupplyCompass

5 min

Technology4 ways a Production Platform is different from Fashion PLM
4 ways a Production Platform is different from Fashion PLM

Although there is some overlap with PLM, a Production Platform is designed for factory teams as well as fashion teams. This enables a Production Platform to streamline communication and improve collaboration not just across internal design teams, but also between and across external teams and organisations.

by SupplyCompass

5 min

TechnologyWhat is a production platform, and why does every fashion brand need one?
What is a production platform, and why does every fashion brand need one?

There’s a whole host of different fashion software out there that caters to businesses of all different shapes and sizes, each focused on solving specific challenges, driving better team collaboration, and streamlining processes.

by Flora Davidson

5 min

Webinars & Events

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EventsIn Conversation With Queen of Raw: Webinar Recap
In Conversation With Queen of Raw: Webinar Recap

We recently hosted a webinar with Stephanie Benedetto, Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, an NYC-based technology company with a marketplace solution that matches fashion organizations looking to offload excess fabrics with buyers interested in high quality sustainable and affordable textiles.

by Nayanika Bharadwaj

5 min read

EventsWhat Makes a Sustainable Fashion Brand? Webinar Recap
What Makes a Sustainable Fashion Brand? Webinar Recap

We recently hosted a webinar with the #1 sustainability ratings and discovery platform for fashion, Good On You, and the online luxury fashion retailer, Farfetch. Our panellists sought to explore how the critical growth of sustainability in fashion is shaped by consumer choices and business innovation.

by Nayanika Bharadwaj

5 min read

EventsLeveraging Technology to Make Better Decisions: Webinar Recap
Leveraging Technology to Make Better Decisions: Webinar Recap

We recently hosted a webinar with Flexport, a digital freight-forwarding platform. Our panellists sought to unpack how employing digital technologies and harnessing the power of data across the supply chain can help fashion brands make better decisions—integral for the fashion brand of the future.

by Nayanika Bharadwaj

5 min read

Storytellers

Flora Davidson
Flora Davidson

Co-Founder at SupplyCompass

Flora is Co-Founder of SupplyCompass. She remains passionate about harnessing the power of technology to encourage better collaboration, drive efficiency and make sustainable production accessible to fashion brands and supply chains across the globe.

Aly Tobin
Aly Tobin

Guest Contributor

Aly is a footwear and accessories designer from London College of Fashion with a specialised focus on disassembly and circularity within footwear design. Since graduating she has worked for Stella McCartney, Two Degrees, McQ Alexander McQueen and Ganni.

Brooke Roberts-Islam
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Guest Contributor

Brooke Roberts-Islam is an award-winning digital knitwear designer and consultant and Co-Founder of BRIA. She is also a "fashion-tech" and sustainability writer for Forbes.com, Chaos 69, Eco Age and Techstyler—a publishing platform she founded—sharing opinions and interviews from the crossroads of these sectors.

Nayanika Bharadwaj
Nayanika Bharadwaj

Sustainability and Marketing at SupplyCompass

Nayanika is a designer, writer and illustrator with experience across design activism, sustainable supply chains, craft production, and circular economies. She graduated from the prestigious MA Fashion Futures program at London College of Fashion with a Distinction in 2019.

Lisa Griplas
Lisa Griplas

Guest Contributor

Lisa Griplas is The Woolmark Company’s Global Editor, where she has worked for close to a decade. Her passion for conscious consumption and igniting positive change within the fashion and textile industry aligns with the ethos of the global authority on wool, creating content across the supply chain to build demand for nature’s original eco fibre – Merino wool.

Margo Camus
Margo Camus

Guest Contributor

Margo is a global marketing manager with a focus on fashion, sustainability, innovation and partnerships, and is currently working for adidas. She has experience spanning across startup, agency, and client-side environments globally across Australia, Europe and Asia, and thrives working with diverse and dynamic teams to make a difference.

Elly Strang
Elly Strang

Guest Contributor

Elly Strang is digital editor at noissue, which provides custom, sustainable packaging at low minimum order quantities. She’s passionate about e-commerce, the art of branding, and ways businesses can reduce their impact on the world.

Srishti Dhawan
Srishti Dhawan

Head of Supply Chain

Srishti has 11+ years of experience working in the fashion value chain including manufacturing, retail, operations, and strategy consulting. She has worked with global retailers on large-scale projects to set up responsive supply chains and implement technologies i.e. PLM and ERP systems.

Gus Bartholomew
Gus Bartholomew

Co-Founder & CEO at SupplyCompass

Gus is responsible for driving sustainable growth across the business. He believes that the best route to creating seismic change within the global fashion manufacturing industry is to find virtuous loops that drive improvements for people, planet and profit.

Roxane Nichols
Roxane Nichols

Head of PR at SupplyCompass

Roxane has been delivering integrated PR campaigns for world number ones and challenger brands for over a decade. With a career that spans the UK and Australia, she has extensive experience in consumer and corporate PR, experiential and events, and influencer engagement.

Hannah Badminton
Hannah Badminton

Senior Account Manager at SupplyCompass

With a background in sustainability and responsible production, Hannah has project management experience in factories in Nepal and Cambodia. She has managed 20+ brands with SupplyCompass and is focused on continually discovering materials and processes less harmful to producers and the planet.

Mehathab Joharullah
Mehathab Joharullah

Assistant Project Manager

Mehathab has worked in sustainable sourcing for over 5 years, developing her career in ethical textile supply chains in both London and India. At SupplyCompass, she works to create high-impact projects by providing transparency, sharing knowledge, and breaking preconceptions in sustainable manufacturing.

Shaunie Brett
Shaunie Brett

Guest Contributor

Shaunie Brett is a thought leader, coach and consultant in sustainable clothing consumption. Through content and campaigns she helps citizens navigate the world of sustainable shopping, and as founder of Sussed Consulting she helps brands design transformative customer connections and experiences.

Our Guides

Sustainable Fashion Guide: Certifications

We have rounded up the top fashion industry supply chain certifications and standards, including leading audits, to help guide you through the sustainable production landscape. These include those that cover fair labour practices, social concerns, animal welfare and environmental impact.

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Sustainable Fashion Guide: Cotton

Everything you need to know about cotton: key material properties, the difference between conventional and organic, and how to design a collection with this coveted material.

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Sustainable Material Guide: Leather

Not all leather is equal in price, quality, texture or use. This guide will take you through the key considerations when designing a collection with leather; including the full leather supply chain process and exploring the different types of leather available.

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Sustainable Material Guide: Leather Alternatives

Companies and consumers are fast becoming more open to leather alternatives with the rise of environmental and societal concerns, as well as animal welfare. Including an overview on PU, fish skin, recycled, coconut, apple, pineapple, mushroom, cork, cactus and wine leather – we've got you covered.

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Sustainable Material Guide: Polyester

Our latest guide explores the rPET process, the environmental impact of polyester, the difference between virgin and recycled, and what to consider when designing a collection with polyester.

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Sustainable Material Guide: Viscose

Viscose is a man-made cellulosic fibre and the third most commonly used in the world. Often seen as a vegan alternative to silk due to its properties, viscose can have severe impacts on forests, workers and local communities. Learn more about what to consider while developing a collection with viscose.

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Sustainable Material Guide: Wool

In partnership with The Woolmark Company
We've joined forces to develop a comprehensive guide to cover everything you need to know about wool. We also highlight the considerations for designing a collection with wool, the environmental, animal and social impacts, The Woolmark Company's certification, and the latest innovations in wool.

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Logistics guide: Sustainable Fashion Guide

In partnership with Flexport
Fashion supply chains are incredibly complex and usually spread across continents. Ensuring the right quantities are ordered, accounting for time, unforeseeable delays and for sustainability can make the world of logistics difficult to navigate. By explaining the most common terms and exploring key factors to be aware of, this is an essential guide for fashion brands looking to better understand the complexities of moving goods around the world.

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