Mila Fair Clothings Pvt Ltd

SOCIAL, ETHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT AND
THUS HUMAN IMPACT

Transparent Supply Chain

Mila has created and works with a dedicated supply chain which is very transparent. Every company in this chain is audited and certified by GOTS and FLO Fairtrade.

Ethically Produced

The products you buy are made ethically and in a worker friendly environment. This translates to workers having access to personal safety equipment, medical needs via Employees State Insurance, retirement & pension funds via Employees Pension Fund and all personal rights provided by the Constitution of India. Above this, we provide workers a living wage, which is far above the minimum wage as set by the government.

Socially Committed

We are committed socially and have welfare measures as stated by the law of the land. Employees are given 1 day off every week in addition to 9 national holidays and 1 day paid casual leave for every 20 days worked. Workers are entitled to an annual bonus at the time of Diwali (Oct/Nov).

Special Care for our People

Interest free loans are extended to our workers to buy land and build their own houses. Additionally, we provide interest free emergency funds to our workers family for expenses like marriage, education and medical needs.

Cotton/Yarn Sourcing

We source cotton/yarn only from GOTS/FLO Fairtrade certified farms and mills. These standards make sure through regular auditing that the farmers get the premium amount set by FLO Fairtrade. We also visit farms regularly as a part of this process internally.

Eco Friendly

Every step in the process of making a garment is eco-friendly. The dyeing process is done with a ‘Zero Liquid Discharge’ system and 95% of the water is retrieved by the Effluent Treatment Plant installed in our fabric dyeing unit and reused for dyeing again. 5% of the water is evaporated and the remaining sludge is used to make bricks, laying roads and is also bought by cement factories to use as fillers.

Committed to Consistent Quality & On Time Delivery

Our specialists are the guarantors that you will be delivered a superior quality order.

We set up long-lasting, trustworthy relationships with our supply chain partners - in spinning, knitting, dyeing etc.

You may only have one contact - Mila - but you can be sure to have all the specialists at hand that you need for realizing your projects.

We don’t follow AQL Standards but we do 100% inspection of garments in-house. That means each and every garment is inspected by hand with the aim to achieve the highest quality in the industry.

Our products are manufactured using eco-friendly and sustainable production processes - ensuring everyone involved in their making, i.e. farmers, workers, etc., gets a fair price for their produce. In turn, our customers are purchasing products that are eco-friendly whilst also being of a superior quality. It is our constant endeavour to keep the environment in mind while carrying out our activities.

The workflow is focused on a small CO2 footprint. This not only helps the environment but also reduces overhead cost.

Mila is happy to work with you- we find solutions for very small (starting from 50/100 pcs ) to very large orders.


Our core values include:

Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers

Transparency & Accountability

Payment of Fair price

Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour

Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Freedom of Association

Ensuring Good Working Conditions

Respect for the Environment

Mission

Organic & Fairtrade Cotton Delivers Proven Benefits for People and The Environment - When It Comes to Sustainability Claims You Can Trust, Nothing Beats It.

NO GMO Seeds

Organic cotton production never uses GM seed. Non GMO seeds allows farmers to work within their limits and environment, in a sustainable way.

Eliminate hazardous synthetic pesticides

Organic cotton doesn't use dangerous pesticides, protecting farmers' lives and the environment

Saves precious water

Organic farms uses less water, preserving a scarce and precious resource for the future

Helps combat climate change

Organic cotton farming uses less energy. Healthy organic soils store more carbon, removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Fair Prices for Farmers & Workers

Using fairtrade principles, organic cotton farmers are paid a fair price for their produce

Fairtrade

High subsidies in western countries keep cotton prices often below production cost. To improve the situation for the cotton farmers in India, the Fairtrade organisation sets a minimum price that covers the costs and living expenses of the rural farmers.

On top they add a premium for improving the life of the farmers community.

The guidelines for Fairtrade are checked regularly by FLO. If you are buying Fairtrade certified cotton you pay a premium, but you also get something back: handpicked cotton from above average quality - Fairtrade you can feel! When do you start making the world ‘more fair’?

Organic Cotton

Our certified Fairtade-cotton is also GOTS-certified organic cotton.

This results in an additionally increased quality of raw cotton.

For the end customer this is even more important: they are wearing apparel containing less chemicals. The local environment improves by eliminating the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Bio diversity increases and the farmers can grow a variety of crops on the same field. Additionally, groundwater will not be polluted by chemicals. Lung disease caused by the improper use of pesticides are also avoided. Raw cotton and all production steps are screened by an independent organisation following the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). Be ahead of your competition: order your apparel made from organic cotton!

FLO

(Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International), is the umbrella organization for Fairtrade.

The award of the Fairtrade seal is subject to a number of criteria. Some of the requirements are: direct trade with the producer groups without intermediaries, pre-financing and a long-term supply relationship as well as achieving certain environmental standards.

The Fairtrade standard is also tied to the payment of a guaranteed minimum price, which reflects accurately the cost of living and true production costs.

The so-called Fairtrade premium; is a social premium paid to enable economic and social development projects in the farmer's villages.

GOTS

(Global Organic Textile Standard) is the biggest standard for organic cotton textiles. It requires GOTS certified organic cotton fabrics a minimum of 95% organic cotton in the finished fabric/apparel. For more information please find at www.global-standard.org

CO2 Reduction

We are concerned with keeping emissions from gases contributing to global warming (CO2) as low as possible. For this reason, our supply chain is designed for short distances: we use Indian cotton. All processing steps (spinning, knitting, dyeing) are within a radius of approx. 40 km of our head office. An exception are our woven textiles (for shirts, etc.) these are woven about 300 km south of our facility. By using organic cotton we also help (due to the absence of pesticides and artificial fertilizers) to gain massive CO2 savings. Pesticides and fertilizers are very energy intensive in their production and can cause even more damage to the environment during their manufacture.

Farm to Fashion

Mila is a one stop solution for your apparel needs. We offer 100% customization for your brand. We translate your sketches to garments. We are able to copy patterns from your samples, a sketch or create patterns from a measurement chart. We also have standard patterns and blocks for Men’s, Women’s and Children’s T-shirts, Hoodies and Polo shirts. We source all your accessories like labels, hangtags, buttons and packaging materials etc. Below you can see the all the steps – from the farms to the cotton mills through to knitting and dyeing by our supply chain partners. The whole process is Organic and Fairtrade certified.

Fairtrade & organic farms and farmers

Cooperatives are formed for collective farming which reduce risk and farmers get a fair price for their product.

Ginning

Is the process of removing the seeds from cotton.



Spinning

Cotton is spun to make raw yarn in different counts.

Knitting

Yarn is then circular knitted to make tubular fabric

Lab dips

Sophisticated machines are used to match & create a recipe for dyeing the fabrics.

Dyeing

Fabrics are dyed in bulk quantity.

Finishing

Padding, drying, stentering & compacting are done to make the fabric stable, soft and durable.

Fabric inspections

Finished fabrics are inspected thoroughly for quality.

Cutting

Fabric is layered and cut to make garments.

Screen printing

Placements prints are made on cut panels. Our printing unit is GOTS and fairtrade certified.

Sewing

Garments are made by our experienced tailors.

Quality Control

We do not follow any AQL standards but we inspect 100% garments thus ensuring the highest quality.

Shipping

Shipping – We are able to assist with logistics.

FAQ

  • What kind of products do you produce?

    We produce t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, hoodies, kids & baby-wear, dresses, pants, skirts & tops from fabrics such as jersey, interlock, fleece, cotton blends etc. We can also do selected woven products. Special fabrics like modal, tencel, silk & wool are also possible. Recycled polyester is another area we are researching for the sports wear category
  • What brands do you work for?

    The factory at Mila clothing was set up in response to being unable to find a reliable supplier that was willing and able to work in a fair and transparent way, as well as paying the tailors living wage. Other brands we work with other than 3FREUNDE are the Germany Football Association (DFB), the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (www.vero-selvie.de), fashion companies like www.shipsheip.de and many other brands in Europe, UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong & New Zealand.
  • What Services Do You Provide? (Patterns, Grading, Samples, Fabric Sourcing, Packaging, Labeling etc.)

    We are a one-stop solution for all your garment making needs.You send us the tech pack/specifications/artworks etc. and we do the rest. We can source all accessories like labels, hangtags, buttons etc. We also have an in-house screen printing unit and can outsource embroidery, hand work etc.
  • What Is Your Capacity For Making Patterns?

    We are able to accept DXF/RUL gerber files via email and plotter print it here. We can also make manual patterns from your measurement chart, samples, sketches etc. We can also copy measurements from samples to make manual patterns.
  • What are your minimums? Is this per shape, color, and size, or total?

    If you rely on our stock fabric, it is 100pcs per color and shape/style/model. If you need special fabrics or colors, GOTS(organic) only fabric is available from 120kgs, Fairtrade-GOTS from 250kgs onwards per colour.
  • What are your Payment terms?

    Depending on your buying volume it is: 50% when placing the order, 50% before shipment. For smaller orders below Euro 3000.00 its 100% advance payment.
  • What is your maximum production capacity?

    With our current capacity we can do 15000 pcs per month depending on the complexity of the product. However if there are regular orders we are happy to expand according to your needs.
  • Can you give testimonials/references & from your existing customers?

    We are happy to provide testimonials /references and pictures on request.
  • Is it OK to provide pictures of the production process for our marketing purposes?

    We have a open door policy and we can send you pictures of production for your marketing/promotion purposes. However if you need professional photos you will need to send your own photographers.
  • What is your minimum acceptable Quantity?

    We need certain quantities to keep prices moderate and people happy. The minimums are 100pcs per style and color. For example you can have 100 white T-shirts in 4 sizes (S.M.L.XL) 25 pcs each.
  • Stock fabrics & MOQ on Fabric

    We have stock fabrics which can be used by our clients for orders as small as 100pcs per pattern and color. All our fabrics are made from GOTS and Fairtrade certified cotton. Not all your desired colors are in stock, so you would have to dye (and probably store surplus fabric) in our warehouse. The MOQ on Organic (GOTS) fabric for individual colors is 60kgs, but the total per fabric is 120kgs. Obviously it is more expensive per piece when ordering small quantities but as you know, it is better to start small and test the market. The MOQ on Organic (GOTS) & fairtrade fabric is 250 kgs per colour. From this amount of fabric you can make approximately 1000-1100 Mens T-shirts.
  • Can you quote for prints as well? 

    The cost for printing will change based on qtys, no of colours, size & coverage of print & type of print. So we request you to send your final print designs with qty per colour/style etc so that we can quote accordingly.
  • Can you confirm what digital pattern format you can accept?

    For digital patterns you can send us DXF/RUL combination files.
  • Do you have pictures of the fabric you have in stock, and may I request samples of the fabric before deciding?

    Yes we will send you the scanned images of those upon request. A swatch book is available for a price of approximately Euro 12.00 from our German office.
  • Do you have standard Terms and Conditions like payment/delivery terms?

    Delivery Terms : Lead time is 75 days (depends on qtys, styles, fabric availability etc).
    Payment Terms : 50% advance and balance 50% after packing before shipment. 
    PP Samples : Pre production samples are free of cost after placing orders but transporting/courier charges are in your account.
    Courier Charges : All courier charges on samples etc will be in your account including PP samples.
    Pattern Making Charges : If order quantity is less then 250 pcs, we will charge you for pattern making cost.
  • What are you capabilities in the area of embellishments?

    Print capabilities: We have our own printing unit which is FLO & GOTS certified. We make table screen-printing and garments are printed on cut panels to avoid wastage and improve accuracy.
    Embroidery capabilities: We have associations with embroidery units and are capable of doing this. We also have some home workers/refugee camps where we can outsource hand embroidery work.
    Handwork possibilities : We have some home workers/refugee camps where we can outsource this work.
  • Capacity to hold fabrics (stock)

    We can stock fabric for our customers for a limited time may be 1-2 seasons but within a year.
  • Do you assist in shipping the consignments?

    We have strong and trustworthy delivery options for worldwide shipping. We use UPS/DHL to ship smaller quantities to your doorstep. It takes 4-5 days via Air to Europe/UK/USA and 2 days extra for Australia/New Zealand. For Bigger shipments we have arrangements with many forwarders for both Sea /Air route.

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Background Information
  • Name:Mila Fair Clothings Pvt Ltd
  • Business Area: Garments Manufacturer & Exporter, Sourcing Agency for knitted and woven apparel.
  • Product & Service: Focus on apparel made from certified Fairtrade and Organic Cotton.
  • Trade & Market: Europe, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, South East Asia, Middle East.
  • FLO ID: 28481
  • GOTS ID: ICEA GOTS 2017-04
Personal Contact
GIRISH G. KRISHNAN
Sales Manager
Mila Fair Clothings Pvt Ltd
19A/96, Bharathi Nagar
SakaliayanThottam
KariakaliammanKovil Road   
15, Velampalayam, Tirupur 641652  
India