DICTIONARY

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FASHION INDUSTRY

 

Fair Trade:

Institutional arrangement made to support producers from developing countries to get better trading conditions. Like higher prices to exporters and better social and environmental conditions. Fairtrade includes better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade. By maintaining a fair and sustainable price injustices and discrimination against the poorest can be avoided, and they are given the opportunity to have a better life quality.

Sustainable Fashion:

Fashion made in a way were is possible to maintain life on earth and the ecosystems required to support it. Meeting the needs of today's users without compromising the future generations needs, keeping in mind that resources are finite and should be used wisely. UCLA- Sustainable practices support ecological, human, economic health and vitality.

Transparency:

Credible, comprehensive and comparable public disclosure of data and information about supply chains, business practices their impacts of on workers, communities and the environment.

Good working conditions:

The terms of a job that achieve the satisfaction of employees, like hygiene, health and safety, work-life balance, job security, employee benefits, commuting & travel, occupational stress, autonomy, work schedule and workload.

Decent work:

Offers opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organise and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men.

Gender equality:

Refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men. Does not mean that they will become the same or treated differently but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female.

Living wage:

A wage a worker earns in a standard working week that is enough to provide for them and their family’s basic needs - including food, housing, clothing, education and healthcare.

Supply chain:

Refers to all the steps it takes to produce and sell a product, from farm to closet.



MATERIALS & PROCESSES

 

Natural Crepé Sole:

Shoe sole made from a natural material that comes from the rubber tree resin. This latex-kind of texture is achieved by a coagulating process, then the rubber sheet gets pressed to become a sheet and finally cut into a sole. This crepe sole is a natural product, highly resistant, extremely comfortable and biodegradable.

Eco-Certified Leather:

Leather that is produced in a tannery that has been approved by organizations like The Leather Working Group, which assess the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. This certification guarantees that the leather is chromium free and that the manufacturers take proper care of their water usage and chemical disposal.

Vegetable tanned leather:

Leather that has been tanned by a traditional and natural method, 14-step process that takes up to 28 days. The cow hides are dyed using plant and earth-based tanning agents instead of harmful chemicals and are naturally dried outside.

Goodyear-welted shoes:

Method through which the sole is attached to the shoe. Goodyear Welted construction get its strength, durability and repair qualities by stitching the upper leather, lining leather and welt (a specially prepared piece of leather) to the ribbing that has already been bonded to the insole. The welt is then stitched to the leather or rubber sole. It is this final stitch, holding the sole in place, which we can cut through enabling complete removal of the sole without causing damaging the upper. This provides unparalleled comfort and support when compared to cheaper forms of manufacturing.

Waste management

The collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage, sewage, and other waste products. Waste management encompasses management of all processes and resources for proper handling of waste materials, from maintenance of waste transport trucks and dumping facilities to compliance with health codes and environmental regulations.

Traceability

In supply chain traceability, is the ability to identify, track and trace elements of a product or substance as it moves along the supply chain from raw goods to finished products. The concept applies to process manufacturing, which includes products such as chemicals.

Energy consumption

Energy consumption refers to all the energy used to perform an action, manufacture something or simply inhabit a building.