Made with care and devotion
Hey! Thanks for buying Honest Basics and checking out how we made this product. We take great care to make our products in a sustainable way. Transparency about the production location, process and working conditions is a critical first step for us.
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- Key facts about this production.
- The production journey in pictures. From yarn to finished product!
- Some of the people that were involved in making this production.
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|Production time||May - September 2021|
|Material||60% organic cotton / 40% recycled polyester|
|Certification||Material transaction certifications + multiple inspections|
|Inspected by||Ajay Verma - Quality Manager Honest Basics|
|Nr. of inspections||10+|
Production in pictures
From yarn to final product. From India to Germany. See below the steps it took to make the products you're wearing. Click through all the photos to get a good impression of the production process. And the working conditions at Kansin Group. All pictures were made by Ajay during his inspections.
Step 1: the yarns have arrived and are knitted into small panels to double check the quality and colors.
Step 2: the yarn cones and knit panels are checked. Almost ready to start production!
Step 3: final check of the pre-production samples by Ajay (on the left). Also on the photo are Renu (senior merchandiser with the factory, middle) and Mr. Pahwa (factory owner, on the right)
Step 4: flat knit machines at Kansin. Here the yarn will be knitted into fabric panels!
Step 5: Honest Basics turtlenecks are being made :)
Step 6: another image of the organic products knitting area at Kansin.
Step 7: the knitted panels are being checked for any production defects.
Step 8: the panels are being washed, this will remove any dust or loose fibers that may have entered into the fabric. Also this helps to prevent shrinking once you wash the garment at home.
Step 9: the fabric panels are cut into pieces as per the pattern of the approved samples. An important step!
Step 10: the pattern pieces are linked together on a special linking machine. It starts to look like the final product!
Step 11: now that the garments are linked, they are checked again for any imperfections. If there are any issues, then these will be repaired directly.
Step 12: the garments are each checked on a special lamp. The lamp makes it easier to check for small defects, such as holes in the fabric.
Step 13: the garments are measured, to check if the fit is correct, and then pressed.
Step 14: pressing area - the turtlenecks are almost ready now!
Step 15: the knits are audited for the last time.
Step 16: any dust is removed before the garments are packed.
Step 17: and the product is folded and wrapped in our specially designed plastic-free wrappers :)
Step 18: each of our knits went through this entire process. From yarn to final packed product!
Step 19: Ajay confirms he has done the final inspection with this selfie. The products are ready to ship to Europe!
Step 20: the first ever knits collection of Honest Basics is being loaded. Ready for the long journey to Europe!
Step 21: hallo German Autobahn! The shipment has arrived and we're transporting it to the warehouse ourselves. Next step: you!
"Every day I strive to bring the best quality mindset to the factory floor. So we can make great products that people love to wear."
|Role||Quality Manager India|
Ajay brings 25+ years of fashion industry experience to Honest Basics. He is a critical part of our production process. His insights and inspections help us to raise our quality levels. A long-lasting basic is a sustainable one! While at the same time he helps us to build up a strong local presence and durable partnerships with our suppliers. He visited Kansin Group almost on a daily basis while the knits were in production.
"Every step that we take to more sustainability is going to better our lives and the future of this planet. This is why we aim to become more sustainable each day."
|Name||Gobind Singh Pahwa|
Gobind is a 2nd generation Indian fashion entrepreneur. He is part of the rising movement amongst Indian millenials that are actively trying to make the fashion industry more sustainable. His family factory has been in business for over 30 years. And some of their employees have been with them for just as long. During the COVID-pandemic the Kansin management team reacted by guaranteeing the livelihoods of their workers and buying vaccines for all as soon as they were available.