Q&A: Getting the details of the sustainable and ethical sourcing process with TO THE MARKET's COO

March 30, 2022

Q&A: Getting the details of the sustainable and ethical sourcing process with TO THE MARKET's COO

Recently, our Chief Operations Officer, Fariba Jalili, shared what the unique process for sustainable and ethical sourcing and manufacturing looks like when working with TO THE MARKET. If you're interested in a more eco-friendly and ethical way of producing, listen in to the Q&A to learn more or read the synopsis below.

Q: How does the sourcing process for TO THE MARKET work? 

A: TO THE MARKET is a new standard for retail sourcing and manufacturing. As an ethical and sustainable supply chain solution, we operate a diverse net of over 250 plus makers that are better for people and the planet. We provide custom products for brands, corporations and retailers.

Listen to the full interview for more details.


Q: What is the difference between sustainable and ethical manufacturing vs. traditional manufacturing?

A: Traditional manufacturing is hyper focused on cost with little to no regard for employees, well being or the environment. Typically there is not much time, effort, or money allocated to ensure ethical standards like fair wages or decent workplace environments – [and] less sustainable improvements like using low energy machinery or recycled fabrics in production.

Listen to the full interview for more details.


Q: If a company has an idea, for something maybe they already produced or they have a new product – the idea that they want to produce, be sustainable and look at ethical sourcing – what does that process look like? 

A: We have an extensive vetting process for identifying makers that are aligned with our mission and our core values, as mentioned earlier, that revolves around supporting ethical work, improving environmental standards in production and empowering women throughout the supply chain. Upon initial engagement the process begins, based on the product, composition and target price, we identify makers that match up with the client's needs.

Listen to the full interview for more details.

 

At TO THE MARKET, we’ve spent years making it our mission to develop a modern supply chain that protects our planet and 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, Nordstrom Rack, 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.Contact us.

 



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