Fashionart is a company that acts as an intermediary between big luxury brands and end-users, translating designers’ ideas into exclusive and refined creations. To ensure a timely manufacture of premium garments, the company carefully selects its production partners and supports them at every stage of the process, from the design and creation of the raw materials to the delivery of the finished items to their customers.
Fashionart has a longstanding relationship with its partners, to whom it has always entrusted most of the production stages, excepting the item’s conception and prototype development, which occur internally.
The Company’s current projects aim to internalize a substantial share of production processes, such as cutting, packaging, quality control and ironing.
This approach will allow the company to ensure a considerable internal production capacity, so as to support the several divisions dedicated to creation and design, while continuing to rely on highly qualified and carefully selected partners, whom Fashionart has established a trustworthy, long-term cooperation with.
Most of the companies involved in Fashionart’s supply chain are in the provinces of Padua, Venice, Treviso and Vicenza, within a radius of 53 km, so as to boost local employment, and preserve the handicraft heritage, which is at risk of being lost. The garments made by Fashionart can boast a high level of craftsmanship; their numerous hand-made procedures endow the product with supreme intrinsic value.
Fashionart’s main objective is to support the small local businesses in its supply chain, providing them with the necessary support to grow and develop. This commitment is important not only to ensure product quality, but also to promote sustainable and responsible local economy. Below are a few examples:
- Fashionart is working to create an Academy of Art and Crafts, which will attract young and keen people to the wonderful world of tailoring, a model that it wishes to replicate in many of the areas in which its dexterous craftsmen are located.
- In 2021, Fashionart’s supply chain gained the GOTS certification, the worldwide leading standard for the sustainable production of garments and textiles made from organic natural fibres and biological agriculture.
- Furthermore, it has launched a series of symposia for an in-depth exploration of specific issues regarding the textile sector, from safety to co-design, which involve different stakeholders within the supply chain.
- The company periodically visits its partners to ensure that health, safety and personnel management standards are met. During these audits, industry best practices are shared and innovative solutions to tackle certain issues are proposed. The goal is not so much to carry out inspections, but rather to create an environment of exchange and collaboration leading to mutual growth.
Left: Loose Cotton denim trousers for comfortable fit and soft feel. The high-rise model, with stitched slant pockets, is customised through leather piping at the waist, a recurring detail in the collection. The garment is the upshot of the new collaboration between Giorgio Armani and 10 Corso Como, a collection with unmistakable flair, featuring a denim and leather mix, for gritty yet feminine attires.
Fashionart model is based on the creation of a virtuous ecosystem, in which all supply chain players cooperate to achieve a common goal. Fashionart acts as a leader within this system, in which all those involved can benefit from collaboration and synergy. The creation of shared value and sustainable development are the drivers of growth for all the stakeholders involved, not only from an economic perspective, but also from a social and environmental one.
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