Streamlining Production: One Step for a Sustainable Product
We are one small piece in the big manufacturing puzzle
Will our actions make a difference?
Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.
The very first step Sauipe took in that direction was in 2017 when we started designing more robust and concise collections. Before 2017 Sauipe would develop 90 to 100 styles a year. That meant manufacturing templates, pilot pieces, and at least two samples of each item. Many of these styles never went to production. We wasted all the resources involved in creating, shipping, photographing all those samples.
The first step was to survey our customers and retailers. We spent a few months narrowing down the styles that were important to our customers, and defining that each collection should have no more than ten strong styles. Better yet, some designs were so strong that they repeat on multiple collections. Those became our CORE suits, like the Eva.
As of 2020, Sauipe releases four collections a year and a combined 35 styles.
Cost is always a consideration when you own a business. Let's be honest: cost savings was the primary reason why we created the company culture to save everywhere. The benefits were much more important than cost savings.
We never wanted to compromise our quality. Every single element in your Sauipe suit has to be of the highest quality: lining, threads used in sewing, elastics, the fabric, and so on.
So the only thing we could control is how we employ these resources. We work closely with our vendors, and we have been very successful in minimizing waste. From the way the suits are cut to the way we package them, Sauipe controls every resource we use. And yes, we turn off the lights when no one is there!
What started as a business necessity, evolved into our company's DNA. We are not only saving money. Sauipe can effectively provide a high-quality swimsuit with little to no waste of resources.
If you would like to share your thoughts, send us suggestions, or would like to receive more details about Sauipe's commitment to a cleaner environment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.