The critical importance of fashion sustainability

Driven by a multitude of forces including ethically-minded consumers, sustainable investors and regulatory pressure, and profitability, fashion businesses are beginning to translate and progress sustainability rhetoric and aspirational targets into tangible actions. Taking action to embed sustainable business practices and processes at the heart of a company accelerates progress towards the urgent environmental and social transformation that our industry desperately requires, as well as driving sustainable growth and profitability.

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Why change?

Time is running out

Translating sustainability targets into actions and outcomes, requires the optimisation, automation and digitization of business-critical processes which support increased agility and a move to on-demand production, more targeted product development, increased efficiency and reduced wastage, as well as the adoption of international standards for sustainable manufacturing methods and living wages.

Operational outcomes driving sustainability

The optimisation, automation and digitization of business critical processes delivers significant, measurable improvements in operational performance, driving environmental, social and financial sustainability. Typical business benefits include:

2 − 5 %

Reduction fabric wastage

3 − 10 %

Increase in productivity

100 %

Sustainable work method-time

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Business critical software solutions

Positive impact on people, planet and performance

Coats Digital business critical apparel software solutions are embedded with deep industry expertise and allow fashion manufacturers to transform key processes from design and development to method-time-cost optimisation, production planning and control, fabric optimisation and shop floor execution.

Coats Digital solutions are fast to implement, intuitive
to use and proven to deliver significant and measurable improvements in operational performance, driving environmental, social and financial sustainability and supporting a typical return on investment of less than 12 months.

“Time is running out, and simply stating an ambition to change is no longer good enough.”

The Business of Fashion: The Sustainability Gap
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Delivering real results

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Sportswear brand, ODLO, increases productivity by 10% with GSDCost

“GSDCost has enabled ODLO to optimise profit margins, secure new business and enhance team members’ motivation and earning capacity”

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PT. Sumbiri boosts productivity by 13% with GSDCost

The implementation of GSDCost allowed PT. Sumbiri to create accurate method standard for production to help them establish and optimise international standard time benchmarks and accurate SMVs, providing the foundation to optimise processes, driving increased efficiency and productivity.