Supply Value Chain
Sustainability Development Goals (SDG)
The brand is a made-to-order, custom brand, so there is less waste from the start. Fabrics are held onto and recycled, including entire collections being composed solely of textiles from previous projects.
The brand is also moving into using more organic and natural textiles and dyes throughout production. This will cut down on chemical runoff and help protect the environment.
Supply (Value) Chain
The brand specializes in custom, made-to-order pieces meaning the designer is working hands-on throughout the entire process and textiles are custom-made/handmade.
While some textiles may come from outside supply chains, there is a very close relationship with textile mills as each piece is for a very specific client, so they’re very in-touch with what’s being made and communication is clear.
Sustainability in Operations
Again, as pieces are made-to-order, there isn’t a mass production of pieces. This ultimately reduces waste and allows for more sustainable operations.
Adolfo Sanchez has participated as a headlining designer in Fashion Week Columbus, an event which allows student and up-and-coming designers to showcase their pieces alongside established designers.
This event provides scholarships, interaction with buyers, management, and PR agencies, as well as exposure for new, young designers who may not have access to this support otherwise.
The brand is clear about their dedication to improving sustainability practices across the board, taking into account even the little details such as harsh dyes and chemicals that can be used throughout textile and apparel production. They have open communication with their supply chain, and as pieces are made-to-order, there is minimal waste.