The week of April 24th is Fashion Revolution Week, a week dedicated to coming together as a global community to create a better fashion industry. It centres around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This year, as we mark 8 years since the tragedy, Fashion Revolution Week will focus on the interconnectedness of human rights and the rights of nature.
At Carry Maternity, our in-house line CARRY has always been locally produced by a trusted contractor with the goal of provide ethically made and sourced fashion, so you can both look and feel good about your purchases.
All the pieces in our Carry line are designed and produced in Toronto. We are partnered with a local contractor who is devoted to ethical and quality production. One of the most impactful ways to improve fashion production is by ensuring that the employees of our factory are paid fairly, and equally.
Elsie bundles and assembles each piece for sewing (left) Didi is our production manager (middle) Doris and Wilma (Right) Doris is the pattern maker, and Wilma is the factory owner and consultant. (Photos were taken before COVID and all safety protocols are in place)
We are familiar with every step and every person involved in the creation of our line. We regularly visit our factory and are hands-on in the creation process.
In the spirit of being sustainable in all aspects of our supply chain, we reuse all the plastic hangers and protective bags our clothes are packaged in and bring them back to the factory for reuse.
We practice Just-in-Time manufacturing, a method in which goods are produced as needed rather than in large quantities. Fast fashion companies produce large batches of inventory, which reduces their cost of production per-piece but leaves excess stock destined for their sale rack. Then if it doesn’t sell, it’s dumped in landfill or burned, contributing to pollution.
When you shop with Carry, you’re getting an item that’s been made for you, one garment at a time, right here in Toronto.
Our clothes are intended to last for years before being discarded. We’re dedicated to pursuing quality and attention to detail that ensures our clothes will wear well.
We hope our customers will love their Carry clothing beyond just one season, or pass it forward for a friend to love. Increasing the lifespan of clothing from one to two years reduces emissions, with each continuing year further reducing carbon, waste, and water consumption.
To read more about our commitment to transparent and ethical production, visit Our Responsibility page.