ABOUT US


Fair Fashion Productions (FFP) is a subsidiary of Ningbo Top Netherlands bv, manufacturer of mens, womens and childrenswear. Since 1998, Ningbo Top has been supplying brands and retailers in Europe and America with circle knit and light woven items.

FFP focuses on the development and production of sustainable collections for our customer's.We warmly invite you to our showrooms in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Ningbo, China, where we show our latest collections.

With an in-house design team, fabric sourcing team and dedicated merchandising team in Asia, we can tailor to your needs. Production takes place at our factories in China, India and Cambodia. The Amsterdam office with showroom operates as a full service liaison office to provide necessary service in close(r) proximity to our customers.

OUR VALUES


At Fair Fashion Productions, we preferably use sustainable materials such as organic cotton or recycled polyester, as well as reduced and recycled materials for packaging.

In addition, we try to reduce our imprint by limiting the use of hazardous chemicals and CO2. We believe that transparency is key in creating traction. We give your consumers insight into (y)our supply chain to bring real transparency.

We have set high social standards for ourselves and our partners and continuously work with our supply partners to monitor and improve these standards.

CREATING TRACTION IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION


We want this world to last forever.

What can a garment manufacturer do to help save this world for future generations?

By paving the way to make your customers choose sustainable clothing. Our aim is to increase consumer knowledge of the garment production process and increase the use of organic and recycled materials.

Our Partners


We are certified producer and importer of Fairtrade Max Havelaar cotton and GOTS cotton items.

Our partner factories are Sedex or BSCI approved.

GOTS

GOTS

GOTS organic cotton guarantees organic cotton with high criteria for use of chemicals, waste water management as well as social criteria

FAIRTRADE

FAITTRADE

Fairtrade guarantees a premium price for cotton farmers India only

SEDEX / BSCI

sedex

Sedex (SMETA audit) and BSCI guarantee good social standards in garment confectioning

Transparency


Want to inform your customer about the roots of the garment they are buying?

Using an on-garment QR code, consumers have access to supply chain information. This creates transparency about the production process of the garment from cotton field to sewing factory

Contact us for details

Our Team


Fair Fashion Productions is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As a full service liaison office with production locations in China, India and Cambodia, we offer a wide range of production options.

Bart Westerman

The Netherlands

+31 6 5425 7108

bart@fairfashionproductions.com

Jolanda Kooi

The Netherlands

+31 6 4618 3017

jolanda@fairfashionproductions.com

Jessica Weng

Production China & Cambodia

jessica@fairfashionproductions.com

Karthic Shanmugam

Production India

karthic@fairfashionproductions.com

David Weng

Production China & Cambodia

david@fairfashionproductions.com

Showrooms

Please contact us to make an appointment to visit our showrooms in Amsterdam or Ningbo


Our Blog


Cotton Farming in Gujarat

Excited to be visiting the cotton fields near Chotila in Gujarat state, west India with the Suminter India Organics team to start at the basis and follow our organic cotton from raw cotton to garment: creating a sustainable transparent fashion supply chain.


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Pleased to introduce

Sorry, but I need to get the word out: Pleased to introduce you to Tejuben Khimajibhai from Bhetsuda in Gujarat, India whom I met at her house last week. Her parents taught her all about cotton farming and she.... is now running the cotton farming business with 2 acres of land with her husband and extended family. After work on the fields she showed me, Tejuben prepares local Gujarati food for her family. A hardworking mom and businesswoman combining work and family: something I like to see being a woman and mother as well.
Thank you, Tejuben for opening up to me and for the hard work you do to grow the organic cotton we use in our garments.
Farmers like Tejuben receive a Fairtrade premium for the cotton we purchase under Fairtrade certification. This premium is used for community investments: both for the cotton community as well as the overall community. In Bhetsuda , the Fairtrade premium made it possible to install a drinking water collection point at the village centre so Tejuben no longer has to walk 2 km to fetch clean drinking water. Makes flushing the toilet in Holland with clean drinking water seem…well: ridiculous.


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In the Spotlight

Honored to introduce you to Amarshibhai and his fellow cotton farmers and their wives from Dhora Pipaliya near Chotila in Gujarat, India. They have been cotton farmers since the 60’s and converted into organic cotton in 2008. Amarshibhai welcomed us to his home where.... we met the family. His son is a policeman in the city, but Amarshibhai prefers farming over city life. What would you do if you had the choice?. Fair Fashion Productions is working with a selected group of 100 organic cotton farmers from Chotila area and Amarshibhai is one of them. Thank you Amarshibhai for the warm welcome: it has been a pleasure to meet you all.


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Supply Chain Transparency

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams! When we visited some of our Indian cotton farmers last November, we were happy to be reassured no children are working on their fields. Sadly, the International Labour Organisation estimates that almost 170 million children are in child labour. Today marks the World Day Against Child Labour. This year, the focus is

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on child labour and supply chains. We promote sustainable fashion and want to actively help eliminate child labour in the garment industry. We believe transparency is the solution. Accordingly, we have developed a transparency platform that provides verified data about the entire supply chain and gives brands and consumers insight into who made their clothes.

Cheap Labour

Fashion, and especially fast fashion, is pushing companies to find ever-cheaper sources of labour. Much of the supply chain requires low-skilled labour and for some tasks employers prefer to hire children. Companies and consumers are taking the problem of child labour more and more seriously. However, many firms often don’t exactly know where and how their products were made.

Complex supply chain

Brands might know their first supplier and there are codes of conduct in place, but little is known about the situation further down the chain. This makes it possible to employ children without big brands and consumers ever finding out. The fashion supply chain is hugely complex and it is hard for companies to control and gain insight into every stage of production.

Demand transparency

So, how can the fashion community get on track towards eliminating child labour? The key word is TRANSPARENCY. As consumers and brands, we need to ask ‘who made my clothes?’ and demand transparency. We know this is complex though.

There are foundations and accreditations requiring brands to sign up to its code of labour practices, prohibiting child labour. However, all of them struggle with the lack of transparency in the textile and garment supply chain.

Transparency platform tex.tracer

As we believe the fashion supply chain needs to be more transparent, we’ve developed tex.tracer, a transparency platform that will be available to all brands and suppliers. Our tex.tracer tool gives consumers and brands insight into all tiers of the complex supply chain. The platform provides verified data of all steps of the supply chain for each product. With photos and information about the supplier, you can gain authentic insight into the sourcing and production stages of your clothes. Ultimately, tex.tracer anwers the question ‘who made my clothes’ and ‘what’s in my clothes’..

Steps to reduce child labour

Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025. You can help reaching this goal by taking these steps:

  • 1.Spread awareness; use your voice, address child labour and ask ‘who made my clothes?’.
  • 2.Demand transparency and improve the traceability of raw materials.
  • 3.Gain full understanding of the supply chain; get to know who your manufacturers are and visit them.
  • 4.Create a supply register (or use tex.tracer, our transparency tool). Extend your supply chain responsibility beyond the Cut Make and Trim (CMT) phase, including also preceding steps such as the sourcing of raw materials like cotton.
  • 5.Corporate accountability; assess and monitor human rights risks and reform your labour policies.
  • 6.Incorporate responsible purchasing practices; avoid tight deadlines or unanticipated orders, which lead to sub-contracting, increasing the risk of child labour.
  • 7.Cooperate with local governments, trade unions and local organisations focused on combating child labour.
  • 8.Make workers in factories aware of their rights.

What other ideas can you add to this list that we may have not mentioned? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Please mail us or let us know in the comments.

Conclusion

Fast fashion is pushing companies to find ever-cheaper sources of labour. Although the industry is combating child labour, the complex textile supply chain makes it difficult to exactly know where and how products were made. Let’s stand up for our future generation and demand transparency. NO to child labour – YES to a social responsible, sustainable and transparent supply chain!

Interested?

Our tex.tracer tool is a big step forward towards a more transparent fashion industry. Want to know more about our transparency platform? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
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