Category: Manufacturing

Care Labels for Sensitive Skin

Ava Collection

A few weeks ago, we shared info about care instructions and the importance of following them if you want your kids’ clothes to last long enough for your little ones to outgrow them. Another reason for following the care instructions came to my attention recently– A customer wrote to say that she and her daughter love the design and softRead more »

What is WRAP– And What Does It Mean for You, Clothing Brands, and Corporate Responsibility?

I’ve visited hundreds of factories in dozens of countries on multiple continents. I’ve seen factories at both ends of the spectrum: the best are highly modern, air-conditioned, state-of-the-art facilities with restaurant-quality cafeterias, banking services, on-site nurses and recreational facilities for the workers. The worst was a shed-like structure with holes in the roof where the onlyRead more »

The Importance of Durability

As I do my fifth load of laundry of the day, I wonder how my mother survived three kids– potty training accidents, wet beds, two boys who liked to bring home tadpoles and watch them turn into frogs in the bathroom sink. One small girl can overwhelm me at times– sometimes it’s the ceaseless laundryRead more »

Organic Cotton– Meet the Lily Collection

cotton field

Did you know that 50% of the textiles produced and used in the world are cotton? Or that total global cotton production in one year is nearly 60 trillion pounds?! Cotton truly is the fabric of our lives, as the commercials say, and it has many positive attributes which have made it attractive for clothing andRead more »