Anna Roos van Wijngaarden
May 10, 2024

Why nearshoring is the gateway to sustainable production

Nearshoring is happening as we speak – everywhere from China to the US to Europe, our home. 71 percent of big fashion companies report plans to jump the bandwagon before 2025. European equipment manufacturers are seeing a growing interest in nearshoring from apparel producers. What exactly does it entail? Why is sourcing closeby a strategic move and what are the downsides?

May 8, 2024

Circular apparel platform Manufy and deadstock supplier The Fabric Connector join forces

PRESS RELEASE: Circular apparel platform Manufy is launching a range of deadstock materials, enabling fashion brands to create sustainable collections in Europe. The fabrics are provided by The Fabric Connector, a Dutch company that 'reclaims' leftover premium textiles.

May 3, 2024

Report Crunch: Resale on the rise (ThredUp, 2024)

resale on the rise (ThredUp, 2024) Insights from ThredUp's Resale Report 2024. The global secondhand apparel market is on the brink of substantial growth, expected to hit $350 billion by 2028 and surpassing the growth rate of the overall apparel market by threefold. Europe holds a significant portion of the market.

Anna Roos van Wijngaarden
April 10, 2024

Mending the fashion system one stitch at a time: in conversation with Stitch by Stitch

Stitch by Stitch was among the first local partners to join Manufy, bringing their tailor manufacturer approach and profound commitment to social and ecological responsibility. Founded on Nici von Alvensleben’s experiences in social entrepreneurship and Claudia Frick’s fashion design expertise, they turned their passion for quality design into a compelling business model. With business flourishing, Nici shares insights on championing sustainability in action.

March 20, 2024

Sustainable denim is coming, a game-changer for sourcing and manufacturing - Q&A with a denim expert

In conversation with Laura Vicaria, a sustainable denim expert running her consultancy firm 'Rethink Fashion' and part of the successful Denim Deal. What can brands and manufacturers expect from sustainable denim?

Anna Roos van Wijngaarden
January 17, 2024

Inclusive accessories for an imperfect world: the story of

It’s not easy to tackle both the social and environmental sides of sustainability within the same profitable business model. has found a way, based on the premise that the Circular Economy is not merely an ideal but a modus operandi. Silvia Correia played a key role from the beginning in turning's value-based concept into a successful reality.

Editorial Team
December 14, 2023

Step up your shoe game: how to find a manufacturer in Europe?

From Italy to Spain to Portugal, Europe is renowned as the place to get your shoe line produced. Premium materials, skilled (old) creatives that have learned the craft from their grandmothers and fathers. It’s all true, but you still need to know some things before you can get started. This guide will help you navigate the market.

Anna Roos van Wijngaarden
December 6, 2023

What it really takes to produce locally | Ethical Expectations

New businesses tend to have unrealistic expectations of sustainable production. We’re here to level them out. We asked one of our favorite manufacturers on the platform about realistic lead times and product specifications – they go hand in hand.

Anna Roos van Wijngaarden
November 22, 2023

How to launch a brand with Larissa Rosanna Pen

Step into the world of LUNA et SOLEIL, where ambition meets elegance and luxury. We had a chat with brand owner Larissa Rosanna Pen on her journey as an entrepreneur. The best part is that she used Manufy to create her timeless, tailored pieces and of course we wanted to know all about the process. Learn from Larissa as we dive a little deeper.