Creating a sucessful fashion label requires a wide array of skills. Textile knowledge, fashion design, marketing, branding, communication, logistics, business planning and so on.
While we can’t help with all of it, we can consult with you on concepts and ideas, provide fashion designs or review fabrics.
Our expertise is to create textile goods with great value at minimal cost. We design ethical and sustainable supply chains for garment manufacturing that allows for just that.
While some fashion labels may know exactly what they need, some may not. Part of our mission is to work hand in hand with our clients and eventually widen the range of options they have to develop a product.
Ultimately, we want to put all of our team member’s experience to the service of creating high value sustainable textile products.
The array of skills within our team does not stop at fabrics and dyes. It also counts experienced pattern makers and tailors.
We sample any woven or knitted garment. If you cannot provide the pattern, one of the talented pattern makers within our team will transform your idea or sketch into a graded pattern.
We further advise on a number of trims and finishing options to match your targeted look and ex-factory price.
Preserving quality standards and respecting strict lead times is a big challenge in the textile industry. Especially so in India. Which is why we do everything ourselves, in-house.
Indigenous Industries is committed to fair and ethical working conditions for all it’s team members. You can go through our social policies for 2019 by clicking here.
We do not weave fabrics, but rather work with partner weavers across India to develop a wide range of textiles. Everything else from the undyed, unwashed fabrics is done in-house at our Ahmedabad production unit.
Our weaving partners work with a variety of looms (autolooms, powerlooms, handlooms, jacquard) as well as yarns such as organic cotton, khadi, linen, silk, modal, tencel, ecovero, hemp or various blends.
Yarn-dyed fabrics such as Ikat or Chambray or any custom weaving requirements can also be handled on various types of loom.
Our Minimums Of Quantity for custom weaving are as follows:
– Handloomed: 100 meters per fabric.
– Powerloomed: 300 meters per fabric.
We offer two different types of dyeing: 100% natural dyeing or low impact fiber reactive dyeing.
Natural dyeing has been part of the crafts of India for thousands of years. We’ve studied the indigenous knowledge and used it to develop our own dyeing and fastening recipes.
We are now able to produce bright and unique natural colors with great washing and light fastness to suit modern fashion requirements.
All our naturally dyed fabrics have been scoured, dyed and finished using plants, roots and nuts. Nothing else.
Low impact fiber reactive dyeing is one of the most sustainable dyeing option available. They do not contain any toxic chemicals or mordants, requires less rinsing and the absorption rate by the fiber is at least 70%. High absorption rate and decreased need for rinsing creates less water waste.
Further the dyes are applied at a lower temperature than with conventional direct dyes (30 degrees compared to 70 degrees with direct dyes). All those reasons are part of why this dyeing technique has been classified as eco-friendly by Oeko-text standard 100.
Our team of artisans are skilled in Shibori, Tie and Dye, Bandhani, Block Printing, Screen Printing and Batik. This subscribes to one of our core values to promote handcrafted techniques and provide a sustainable income to our artisans.
We chose to have artisans for all those techniques within our own team, working under one roof. This choice allows us not only to maintain high standards of quality but also offer space and training to our craftsmen to perfect their craft and pool indigenous knowledge.
Any of the above techniques can be used on your fabric of choice, with your custom design. All techniques are available in either 100% natural dyes or low impact fiber reactive dyes.
For the most meticulous printing requirements, we also offer digital printing with low impact fiber reactive dyes. Digital dyeing is not done in-house but outsourced to a trusted partner.
Manufacturing of garments is done in house through our own stitching unit. This allows for enhanced control over timelines and quality. All our tailors have undergone training to meet the expectations of high end international fashion labels.
It is part of our core mission to provide a safe working environment for our team where each and every one can take pride in their craft. As such, we are compliant with national and international fair trade requirements. Our tailors are further paid hourly, not per piece, ensuring quality is never compromised.
Our team has a monthly production capacity of 5,000 pieces for the woven unit and 8,000 pieces for the knits unit.
Mistakes are human and they can be part of any process, especially one as complicated as garment manufacturing. A successfully crafted quality control procedure is one that leaves no room for mistakes to happen.
Our quality control procedures are time tested. We believe that part of what sets us appart are the strict processes and procedures we adhere to in each stage of the manufacturing process. Indigenous Industries has always improved and further reduced rejection rates year after year.
In 2018, we brought our rejection rate below 5% on all our productions. For 2019, our objective is now to reach below 1%!
When sustainability is concerned, we believe efforts should be made throughout the supply chain and in all aspects of a product. Tags and packaging included.
We want to help you craft a unique clothing item, truly sustainable from the fabric to the packaged product. Hence we offer our clients a range of handmade, naturally dyed or recycled paper to choose from for their packaging and hang-tags needs.
Rather than using the conventional plastic poly-bag, we offer compostable vegetable starch garment bags. The bags biodegrade under 60 days and help us achieve 100% plastic free shipping!
For labels, we offer either printed organic cotton tape labels, recycled cotton tape or recycled polyester damask woven labels.
Export and shipping procedures can not only prove a hassle, but turn an affordable product into an expensive one. Our experienced export team is here to ensure smooth, speedy and cost effective export/import procedures and door delivery world wide.
We can organize international transit through private courier or forwarder, by sea or air.