Clothes are often labelled made in. The Made in label is not mandatory, but many brands and garment makeers add it to their garment. But what does that indication of the country of manufacture actually say, or does it really say anything at all?
When the garment says "Made in Finland", it means that one of the ingredients of the product is probably made in Finland. The Made in label often indicates the last largest working manufacturing component of the product. Such an operation is, for example, sewing from finished fabric into a pile of clothes. The Made in label does not indicate, for example, where the previous steps of the garment were made, or where and how the materials were made or where the other soyments of the garment came from.
In other words, the made in label is a really deficient entry and does not say half of where the garment is probably actually made. Unfortunately, most of the products and clothing sold in Finland or the materials of clothing often come from China. The Made in Finland label will also be added to these products if the last step, such as that pile of clothing I mentioned from formulas and fabric, has been carried out in Finland.
THE COMPLEXITY OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THE GARMENT IS MADE – MADE IN: I give an example that illustrates well the complexity of the country in which the garment is made: The garment is designed in Finland and seeded ready in Germany from fabric made of
Indian cotton and Chinese viscose, which is produced as yarn in Italy. What is the made-in country of the garment? We must therefore be very vigilant with the countries of origin. If a brand advertises 100% finland as the origin and country of manufacture of its products, I would say that alarm bells should ring. Finnish textile and clothing companies often use raw materials made abroad and clothing accessories such as plastic parts and zippers as raw materials. The fact that the entire production from start to finish from raw materials to finishing a product would take place in one country seems very unlikely indeed. Then you should be self-sufficient in a lot of things.
WHAT DOES THE MADE IN ENTRY NOT TELL YOU?
- Made in does not say where the ingredients come from The label does not indicate where the product
come from In all countries the stages of production have been made Where do the fibres of the garment come from The ecological or responsible nature of the product Does not indicate the ethics of the product What indication could be used to replace the made in label in order to tell us more? Where did the jeans and denim fabric come from in the first place? Why is the fabric blue and why is it called a denname?