In recent years, it’s become almost the norm for United States-based clothing designers to manufacture their products in other countries. But from thousands of miles away, it is not easy for designers to ensure that the factories they’re working with are truly reliable, trustworthy, and ethical.
Maderight is a startup in our current class that streamlines and simplifies the way that clothing companies source global manufacturers. With access to a network of 49 factories in 5 countries, Maderight ensures that clothing designers are hooked up with manufacturers that are vetted for good quality control, logistics, and labor practices.
TechCrunch’s Catherine Shu wrote about Maderight in a story published this week:
“As an intermediary between brands and companies, Maderight provides
each of their clients with a production expert who oversees every aspect
of the manufacturing process, from creating a ‘tech pack,’ or technical design files, to making sure completed orders are shipped to warehouses on time.
Maderight, which is also taking part in StartX,
the accelerator program backed by Stanford University, works with more
than 50 factories which have been audited by third-party inspectors such
as SGS, Intertek, and Bureau Veritas.
It regularly conducts its own checks to make sure manufacturers
maintain safe working conditions, don’t use child labor, and give
employees enough rest breaks.”
Read more in-depth about Maderight, its founders, and its plans for the future in TechCrunch here.