LAB two – shortening the supply chain

In good two lives fashion, we launch scarves at the start of spring. But that’s OK, we believe in timeless design.

  • We’re committed to reshaping the fashion industry with a vision that prioritises sustainability and transparency. One of the key pillars of this mission is advocating for shorter supply chains. Why? Because sourcing and manufacturing closer to the end consumer offer a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond just convenience.

    Shortening the supply chain reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation. By minimizing the distance between production facilities and consumers, we significantly cut down on emissions from shipping and logistics. Working with a shorter supply chain enables us to improve efficiencies at every stage of the production process. From sourcing raw materials to manufacturing and distribution, streamlining these processes reduces waste and energy consumption. By optimising efficiency, we not only reduce costs but also minimize the environmental burden imposed by traditional supply chains.

    If you would like to read further on the current state of the fashion industry here are some good insights from McKinsey.

  • In order to explore how short we could keep our supply chain we have partnered with Ingmarson, an innovative knitwear brand based in Islington, London, known for producing on-demand scarves. Have a look! We love them and everything they stand for.

  • The wool is sourced from Lanecardate in Italy. It’s one of the few spinners out there able to control directly its entire supply chain. Traceability is what they stand for. They are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 (21CX00026 CENTROCOT) certified, which means it is guaranteed free from harmful chemicals.

    The wool composition used in our scarves is 90% superfine wool and 10% cashmere. Sustainability is important to Lanecardate too, they support SustainaWOOL Integrity Program for eco-sustainability in animal welfare. Their wool is mulesing free and 100% traceable back to the farm of origin through a chain of custody.

  • If you want to support your local designer and a short supply chain head to Ingmarson to get your own on-demand knitwear.

    Who doesn’t need a scarf at the end of winter?