Who Made Your Clothes, Part 3, ZhenpuShare on Facebook
This article series by Varusteleka is part of the global Fashion Revolution Week, the idea of which is to make the sourcing, manufacture, and sales of clothes more ethical and transparent. In other words better for the employees and this planet, so all of us. This kind of stuff is desperately needed so of course we joined this revolution.
During this campaign week, we publish a seven-article series that introduces our partners and their fantastic gang that makes your clothes and accessories. In this third part, you will meet Zhenpu from Xiamen, China.
Zhenpu makes e.g. your Särmä outdoor clothes
Chinese production has a very bad rep and often for a reason. However, you can also find responsible companies there if you select your partners carefully and stay away from the cheap sweatshops.
Zhenpu is a Xiamen-based textile company that was founded in 2005. They also make some of the stuff in Yu Du, which is a small town of 150,000 inhabitants, located c. 250 miles inland from Xiamen. About 80% of their stuff goes to Europe and the rest to the USA and Canada.
The company’s products are in the more expensive price category because the cost structure – in plain English, the salary level of their employees – makes it impossible to produce cheap crap. The employees are experienced professionals, and child labor is not used. Our strike team has carried out an extensive recon mission there. You can read more about it in this article.
Wang-Yan has worked at Zhenpu for 5 years.
Li-Xing has worked at Zhenpu for 8 years.
Zhang-Hua has worked at Zhenpu for 6 years.