Garment ID

October 10, 2012

One of the central tenants of responsible fashion is to reduce carbon emissions. Our garment ID system helps make transparent to the consumer where the garment has been from the point of sourcing textiles to the retail shop.

Our ID also help identify each garment so certification documentation can be retrieved on-line (process still under development but hope to have it done by end of year 2012). If more than one garment was made for a design and it has the same textile source, the same ID can be used.

If multiple textile sources were used in a single garment, use the state with the longest distance to the next state in the nomenclature.

Garment ID Nomenclature

 

Character Description Example
1 Designates if any part of the garment manufacturing path was international. If any part of the path from textile sourcing to retail was outside of the US. In other words, if any of the codes below are international.U if the entire path from textile sourcing to retail was inside the US. In other words, if all the codes below are US states.
2 and 3 State where donor or seller stored textile.If shipped, use the sender shipping state.If international, use two character international country code. If an organization donated textiles that they had in Iowa, use IA.If an organic textile was shipped from Texas, use TX.If an organic textile was shipped from China, use CN and state in comments that textile source was international.
4 and 5 State were garment was made.If international, use two character international country code. If garment was made in Wisconsin, use WI.If garment was made in Canada, use CA and state in comments that textile manufacturing was in Canada.
6 and 7 State where garment is point of origin to buyer.If international, use two character international country code. If garment was sold in a retail shop in Minnesota, use MN.If garment was warehoused in Canada but sold from an on-line site in Nebraska, use CA and state in comments that garment was shipped to buyer from Canada.
 8 Dash for readability  –
 9 and 10 Designer Initials.

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