“Transparency is not a choice. The only choice is,
does it happen to you, or do you participate in it.”
Alex Bogusky, legendary creative director
In order to make the fashion industry accountable and sustainable, we first need to make it transparent. Transparency is the first step to transform the fashion industry and to ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased.
This page showcases ALL our suppliers AND below an insight into our costing structure. If you would like to receive any further info, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Girardi Atelier
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Yes, that's right! We are not afraid to reveal our costing structure simply because we have nothing to hide. We don't work with insane margin profits ( some brands, especially fast fashion, have up to 90% profit margin!!! ). In fact, our ratio profit vs workmanship cost is very similar, which is very important to us. We prefer paying a fair amount for people's work than spending gazillions in marketing.
Obviously, costing structure might vary from style to style, but below you can check a overview of what it looks like:
30-40% WORKMANSHIP ( includes pattern adjustments and grading)
20-25% MATERIALS (includes fabrics, print, lining, padding, elastic, threads, metals)
10-20% OTHER COSTS ( staff salaries, all variable and fixed costs, marketing)
3% PACKAGING ( recycled paper box, recyclable plastic pouch or towel bag, tags)
7% OTHER ( transport, prototypes, fabric testing)
20-10% PROFIT ( we spend in surfboards, sunscreen, ice cream and rosé wine :)
About Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution is a global movement that works for a more sustainable fashion industry, campaigning for a systemic reform of the industry with a special focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. Fashion Revolution works all year round to raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, advocate for positive change, and celebrate those who are on a journey to create a safer, cleaner and fairer future for fashion.