Sustainable & Ethical Clothing Manufacture Supply Chain

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Organic Cotton
In Select Products

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Reduced Water
Consumption

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Reduced Global
Warming Potential

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Ethically Certified
Production

India supply chain map for organic cotton and recycled clothing production

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Production Zones

Continental CLothing Co. products are manufactured in 2 production zones.
Zone 1 - India (Earth Positive & Salvage Products)
Finishing is completed in the UK.


Production & Distribution Stages

Stage 1 - Cotton Growing
The cotton is grown in the organic fields of Gujarat in western India and the ginning is done in the locality of the farms.

Stage 2 - Transportation
The lint cotton is transported from the fields to the mill by road (being the only available option).

Stage 3 - Cotton Spun & Processed
The cotton is spun and processed in a factory powered by renewables in the southern region of Tamil Nadu, the wind farm powering the factory is about 80km away.

Stage 4 - Shipping
The products are dispatched from the factory in high-cube containers on high-efficiency Mersk container ships to Southampton, they are then transported by road to Bedford, where they are stored.

Stage 5 - Finishing and Delivery
The products are transported to our printshop via DPD Total Zero (Carbon Neutral Delivery) where products are checked and printed on. Following this products are then delivered to the customer in biodegradable packaging or recycled boxes.


Carbon Footprint Reduction
Compared to equivalent products manufactured using non-renewable energy sources, the unprocessed products (prior to Finishing & Delivery stage) have a 90% reduction in carbon footprint (Carbon Trust certified).

Water Usage Reduction
Products made from organic cotton, consume 91% less blue water than conventional cotton products.
Blue water is defined as Fresh surface and groundwater, in other words, the water in freshwater lakes, rivers and aquifers. This is normally withdrawn in agriculture via irrigation.

European supply chain map for organic ethically certified t shirts and clothing

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Production Zones

Continental Clothing Co. products are manufactured in 2 production zones.
Zone 2 - Europe: Aegean region of Turkey (Continental products)
Finishing is completed in the UK.


Production & Distribution Stages

Stage 1 - Cotton Growing
The cotton is grown in the Aegean Region of Turkey.

Stage 2 - Transportation
The cotton is transported from the fields to the Mills by truck.

Stage 3 - Cotton Spun & Processed
The cotton is spun locally in the Aegean Region of Turkey.

Stage 4 - Shipping
The finished garments are moved by ferry from Turkey to Trieste in Italy.

Stage 5 - Shipping
The products are then trucked from Italy to the UK (part of the journey is on a railway ferry through the Alps’ tunnels).

Stage 6/7 - Finishing and Delivery
The products are transported from Bedford to our printshop via DPD Total Zero (Carbon Neutral Delivery) where products are checked and printed on. Following this products are then delivered to the customer in biodegradable packaging or recycled boxes.

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