CEO of Polished Prints shares her experience with ethical sourcing using TO THE MARKET
TO THE MARKET believes in ‘shopping your values’ by powering an ethical supply chain that empowers people and protects the planet. We work with major retailers, corporations, and brands, like Polished Prints, to source and manufacture products that are better for people, and better for the planet.
In part one of the interview, our founder and CEO, Jane Mosbacher Morris’ gets candid with Polished Prints CEO, Leah Longueville, as she shares how she built something that was once a hobby into a popular brand - attributing a key piece of her success to her partnership with TO THE MARKET.
If you thought you heard it all in part one, in part two of their interview we get more in depth with Leah and learn why she knew she wanted to work with TO THE MARKET.
Why work with TO THE MARKET for the sustainable production of your products?
When looking for a company to help manufacture her products, it was important to Polish Prints CEO, Leah Longueville, that her company's values of spreading positivity and kindness to others were reflected from the ground up. Working with TO THE MARKET allowed her company to make a positive impact by empowering women in the ethical production of their clothes.
Leah shared that TO THE MARKET provided the guidance she needed in an industry [manufacturing] she had no experience in, but had a vision of what she wanted to create. From ethically sourced t-shirts to sustainably manufactured baby onesies, TO THE MARKET was the foundation in which that vision was able to be achieved.
What does ‘progress over perfection’ mean to Polished Prints and TO THE MARKET?
For founder and CEO, Leah Longueville who believes in using her power to empower and uplift other women, expressed it’s not only fun but important to work with another female founded company, like TO THE MARKET.
We also share the same belief that anyone interested in pursuing a path in sustainable and ethical production has to realize the importance of ‘progress over perfection.’ What does that mean? It means it’s okay to take it slow when first introducing this option to buyers and consumers. It takes time getting comfortable with ethical sourcing, but even just starting with a single product or handful of products can be a good place to start. TO THE MARKET helps make this process as seamless as possible.
At TO THE MARKET, we’ve spent years making it our mission to develop a modern supply chain that not only protects our planet but empowers people. Let us show you how you can offer high-quality products that meet the needs of modern buyers, like we do for Polished Prints, Bloomingdale's, Madewell, and many others.
We’d be more than happy to assist you in eco-friendlysupply chain management using sustainable and ethically sourced apparel, accessories and home goods; together, we can change retail manufacturing for the better.
If you have something in mind, please reach out and we’ll give you a quote.