Knowing where your clothes come from is as important as the quality or style. With our traceability module you can track the journey of any AMENDI garment, from the loom to your closet.
Want to trace a specific product? Click below graphics for details.
Organic cotton grown and harvested in Turkey in 2020; recycled leather patch made of 70% leather powder and 30% natural resin; the origin of the raw leather material is Italy and the final processing is done in Turkey by an Oeko-Tex Leather Standard supplier; nickel-free brass trims made in Turkey and raw material originates from Belgium, YKK recycled polyester zipper, labels are made from 50% polyester and 50% recycled polyester, origin Turkey; paper hang tags are made from 95% recycled cardboard and 5% glue, origin Austria.
The fabric used for our rigid blue denims are supplied by fabric supplier BOSSA. The fabric is made of 100% organic cotton. The cotton is transported by trucks from cotton farms to their mill to be woven into denim. The fabric is indigo dyed in-house at a BOSSA operated dye house.
Patternmaking, cutting, stitching, and washing is done by Komonteks Tekstil. Komonteks is a fully vertical factory with GRS, SEDEX, BSCI, OEKO Tex Standard 100, Organic 100 certificates.
Nano-bubble wash uses less water and energy and requires no harmful chemicals, “wash balls” made of recycled rubber create “stonewash” effect without pumice waste, laser finishing.
You can find more info about all suppliers here: www.amendi.com/suppliers/
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WAREHOUSING AND SHIPPING
All AMENDI products are transported from Istanbul to our central warehouse partner, Korallen AB, in Borås, Sweden. Transportation is made by truck using an ISO certified 9001 and 14001 company YTL. All AMENDI products are shipped out to wholesale clients or consumers using UPS or DHL, depending on destination.
All AMENDI products are available at www.amendi.com and in our carefully selected network of retail partners. Please contact us at email@example.com or visit www.amendi.com/stockists for more information about where to find your favorite AMENDI products.
HAPPY AND RESPONSIBLE USERS
A pair of jeans is not just a pair of jeans. Whatever you do while you wear your jeans: ride a bike through central park, sip an almond honey cappuccino, sing happy birthday to your mom, it all builds memory and meaning in life, and even the humble pair of jeans is a part of that. So, it’s important to take care of them. For best results you should wash your jeans inside out and in medium temperature (40 degrees Celsius). We recommend using natural cleaners like lavender or citrus oil. Soap nuts are a great natural detergent as well. Please hang dry outdoors for maximum freshness.
SELLING SECOND HAND
We love the idea of AMENDI products being reused and recycled over and over again. Even better if the value can be recycled too and our customers can benefit. There are many platforms to resell clothing products on: from EBAY to Facebook to Craigslist. We don’t care where you resell your AMENDI items, we just ask that you consider reusing old packaging when shipping, and maybe spend the extra couple cents for any carbon neutral option available.
REUSE - RECYCLE
Being a new brand we have spent most of our time developing the essential structure of our company: trustworthy product supply chains, our website, our fabrication facts tag, this traceability module, etc. Our next step is to develop a user-friendly recycling system. We have started our research and communication outreach with potential partners to help us build this system, which will be an integral part of our business. Please sign-up for our newsletter on www.amendi.com to get an update as soon as our recycling program is ready. Or check back on the website regularly. Until then, we encourage you to use your AMENDI products as often as possible. If your garment tears or gets a hole, try having it repaired by a local tailor. If it starts to fade or gets a stain that is tough to get out remember that a well-used, well-aged garment takes on the memories you make with it. Maybe consider how the piece can be worn in different contexts. And if you ultimately feel the need to be rid of the item please consider gifting it to a friend who you believe would appreciate it and use it and love it as much as you have.
Did you know a pair of jeans has the same basic beginnings as an apple or a rose. A seed in the dirt, sunlight, and soil. After some human toil something blooms. A mystery, a miracle. Then, poof! A perfect pair of jeans shows up in a store, like magic. But it’s not magic. It is so much more than that.
Traceability is the lodestar of our transparency initiatives. It is a way to not only understand who, what, where, and how something was made.
It is a way of organizing information so that the earthly resources and the epic amounts of human effort and ingenuity it takes to create even something as simple as a plain white t-shirt are better understood.
By being able to track the journey of your garment from the farm to your closet we hope to restore the inherent value of it. We want to remove the magic and replace it with appreciation. And hopefully build some trust along the way.
It’s been said “every dollar is a vote,” but a vote for what? Our transparency program, which starts with our Fabrication Facts tag, is our answer to that question. Some have told us it’s not good for business to provide so much information to our customers but we think it’s the only way to do good business. We want you to know your clothes.
The country were the product been manufactured.
A list of certifications that all suppliers involved in the manufacturing process has acquired.
FABRIC & SEAMS
The garment’s fabric, ribbing, and stitches, including thread. It’s probably the most important measurement when looking at a product's ecological impact.
LABELS & TAGS
The garment’s labels and tags. While not a substantial part of the overall garment they are usually created in bulk. We aim for upcycled, deadstock, or organic materials.
The amount of KWh consumed for the manufacturing of the garment.
The amount of water used to produce the garment. By “recycled” we mean water that is used in a closed-loop production system that filters and reuses water.
Knowing why a garment costs what it does is an extremely important part in knowing your clothes. Our cost breakdown is meant to give you insight into how the business runs.
Cost percentage allocated to fabric.
TRIMS & LABELS
Cost percentage allocated to patches, labels, even the threads to connect the labels, or embossing on a patch.
Cost percentage allocated to the actual production of the garment itself, the human and machine labor, minus materials.
Cost percentage allocated to ship this item to its location of sale (this can vary by country or method, calculation is an average).
TOTAL HUMANS INVOLVED
The approx amount of humans thats been involved in the process of making the final garment.
Our suppliers are not only some of the most respected in their categories, they are our friends. They understand our mission and have all signed a Code of Conduct to commit to both high employee working standards and innovative sustainable practices. This is a crucial part of our mission.
Certifications are a useful tool in verifying an honest, healthy, and respectable supply chain. Below you’ll find the certifications that AMENDI and its partner-suppliers work under.
OCS100 Organic Content Standard
Organic Cotton Standard or OCS 100 is a certification created and controlled by Textile Exchange, a non-profit organization that is “committed to the responsible expansion of both organic cotton and all other sustainable textile value chains.” www.textileexchange.org The OCS100 is seen as a milestone for a company who seeks to eventually become GOTS certified.
For more details about the OCS 100 you can read the entire pdf description here.
OEKO Tex Standard 100
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 verifies that harmful substances, both legally restricted and beyond, were not used in the making of the product. This means both the product was made in an environment safe for workers and is safe to wear. OEKO TEX uses a network of partners around the world to test against a strict criteria catalog. OEKO TEX regularly audits the manufacturers that become STANDARD 100 certified. For more information on OEKO-TEX visit their website: www.oeko-tex.com/en/.
GRS - The Global Recycle Standard
The Global Recycled Standard or GRS is controlled by Textile Exchange. Some of its objectives are listed as: Track and trace recycled input materials, reduce harmful impact of production to people and environment, drive innovation in the use of recycled materials, among others. You can read the entire Global Recycled Standard v4.0 by clicking here. Or, if you have some time, you can watch the two-part webinar on you tube here and here.
Sedex - The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange
SEDEX or The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by a group of UK Retailers who wanted to standardize high-level social audit standards and supplier monitoring practices. SMETA or Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit was created by SEDEX to standardize auditing practices and make the open sharing of audits of suppliers more efficient through a verified supplier network. Their goal is to promote and verify responsible, ethical business practices. For more in-depth information check out the SEDEX website: www.sedexglobal.com
BSCI - Business Social Compliance Initiative
BSCI or the Business Social Compliance Initiative The BSCI is a social initiative group that standardizes workers’ rights across various markets by enforcing 11 principles outlined in their Code of Conduct, which you can read here. BSCI uses the principles laid out by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) among others to guide these principles.
To learn more about BSCI check out this short video here.