The story of how Allmade started, is a pretty cool one. As many of you know, it all started on a rooftop in Haiti. Our dear friend, Joe Knittig, from the Global Orphan Project, shared with us what he had been doing in Haiti (and continues to do), which is working closely with the Haitians on orphan prevention. The makers at the Haiti factory LIFE S.A., earn on average 3-4x the local minimum wage, which enables them to care for their children. This also means they are able to live closer to their workplace, so they can build balanced lives and be part of a supportive community. Plus, LIFE S.A. provides vocational training and opportunities for advancement to ensure they have upward mobility. We love knowing that by purchasing a shirt that was cut & sewn in Haiti ment families were staying together.
That piece of Allmade has and will always be part of our story, and we are committed to helping others all around the world. We want manufacturers to take better care of their makers, as the apparel industry wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for them. Since we partnered with SanMar last year, we have been introduced to other factories that operate similarly to LIFE, but at a larger scale.
For instance, the factory group Elcatex, located in Honduras, who has been cutting & sewing our tri-blend shirts lately, is pretty remarkable. They have a nearby housing development, provided child care, solar panels on the roof of their facility, and king grass that provides clean energy! Some of our founders had an opportunity to visit Elcatex and were in awe of all the cool and innovative things they were doing. You can head to our website, where we talk in length about our Honduras factory as well as the other factory’s we are currently partnered with.
As we continue to disrupt the apparel industry, we will continue to add new facilities worldwide that align with our values and beliefs. We will do our best to keep you informed of what we’re up to. If you ever want to know where your Allmade shirt was cut & sewn, don’t forget about our QR codes on the back of the care label. Just scan it and it will take you to the factory page so you can learn more about the people who made your shirt!
Lastly, we know so many of you share our story on a daily basis, and we are forever thankful for that. Because our story is ever changing, we are working on marketing material that will reflect on what we just shared with you. In the meantime, make sure you check out our resource page for all of our marketing materials.
We always welcome your thoughts and feedback, so please feel free to reach out to email@example.com with what’s on your mind.
The Allmade Team
P.S. We hope to travel once again to visit factories in the areas of the world we work to both educate ourselves and to help spread the word of responsible apparel manufacturing. If you are up for an adventure, and would like to take a trip with us, stay tuned! The best way to get info on all things Allmade, is to make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter!