Massimo Dutti answers #whomademyclothes
This year, Fashion Revolution Week took place in 89 countries around the world. One of these countries was Turkey.
Deniz Ucok saw this post and decided to ask Massimo Dutti who made her T-Shirt #whomademyclothes?
Massimo Dutti is a Spanish clothes manufacturing company, founded in 1985, which is part of the Inditex group. Massimo Dutti is not a real person, but a trademark. Despite the Italian name, it is a Spanish company employing over 4000 people worldwide.
Massimo Dutti responded by asking Deniz to send them a photograph of the labels in her T-Shirt.
And Massimo Dutti certainly can answer the question #whomademyclothes, as shown by their comprehensive answer below.
The item you requested information about was purchased from a Portuguese Company for the Summer collection 2016. The name of our supplier is Vieira & Marques, Lda. and their facilities are located at San Martinho Campo. It has 180 employees and it received the highest score during our latest social audit which will be revised again throughout this year (2016.)
During the manufacturing process other Portuguese companies have intervened:
For fabric manufacturing: Vilartex Emp de Malahas V Lda based in Guimaraes and with 106 employees.
For tinting processes: Carvitin Tintura e Acabamentos Lda, based in Coimbra with 56 employees.
For confection: M Look Confeccoes based in Fomelos with 40 employees.
For ironing: Jose Amorim Mota Unipessoal Lda, based in Guimaraes with 67 employees.
All these factories have been examined by our social audits as well as production audits that assure the clothing traceability.
We hope you find this information useful.
Deniz replied to Massimo Dutti on Twitter.
Inditex scored 76% overall in Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index, published on 18 April, just one percentage point behind the leader, Levi Strauss & Co. To find out more about the scoring and methodology of the index, please read our Top 10 FAQs