Dec 3, 2019
In one of the worst-offending industries for landfill and modern
slavery, Kalopsia proves you can make products more ethically and
minimise environmental impact.
A batch manufacturer of textiles, apparel and accessories,
Kalopsia is a social enterprise which started as an artistic
collective and morphed into a textile producing community interest
It makes exciting products (including for brands you will have
heard of), supports the textile industry and the people in it,
minimises waste and environmental impact.
And it demonstrates all of this is possible as a sustainable (in
all ways) business.
In this episode, Adam Robertson and Nina Falk of Kalopsia CIC
- Kalopsia's journey from running galleries and exhibitions to
- how Kalopsia has learned from other industries to develop
highly efficient processes and systems
- what batch manufacturing means
- why their customers work with Kalopsia
- making the user experience on the website as easy as
- the importance of design and branding
- the impact of being a finalist in the 2018/19 Social Enterprise
of the Year category in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards – and
of winning the Manufacturer of the Year Award at The Scottish
Business Insider "Made in Scotland Awards"
- why Kalopsia worked with responsible finance provider, DSL
- their plans for the year ahead
- the widespread misinformation about ethics and sustainability
in fashion and textiles - with a key call to scrutinise claims you