Mila has created and works with a dedicated supply chain which is very transparent. Every company in this chain is audited and certified by GOTS and FLO Fairtrade.
The products you buy are made ethically and in a worker friendly environment. This translates to workers having access to personal safety equipment, medical needs via Employees State Insurance, retirement & pension funds via Employees Pension Fund and all personal rights provided by the Constitution of India. Above this, we provide workers a living wage, which is far above the minimum wage as set by the government.
We are committed socially and have welfare measures as stated by the law of the land. Employees are given 1 day off every week in addition to 9 national holidays and 1 day paid casual leave for every 20 days worked. Workers are entitled to an annual bonus at the time of Diwali (Oct/Nov).
Interest free loans are extended to our workers to buy land and build their own houses. Additionally, we provide interest free emergency funds to our workers family for expenses like marriage, education and medical needs.
We source cotton/yarn only from GOTS/FLO Fairtrade certified farms and mills. These standards make sure through regular auditing that the farmers get the premium amount set by FLO Fairtrade. We also visit farms regularly as a part of this process internally.
Every step in the process of making a garment is eco-friendly. The dyeing process is done with a ‘Zero Liquid Discharge’ system and 95% of the water is retrieved by the Effluent Treatment Plant installed in our fabric dyeing unit and reused for dyeing again. 5% of the water is evaporated and the remaining sludge is used to make bricks, laying roads and is also bought by cement factories to use as fillers.
Our specialists are the guarantors that you will be delivered a superior quality order.
We set up long-lasting, trustworthy relationships with our supply chain partners - in spinning, knitting, dyeing etc.
You may only have one contact - Mila - but you can be sure to have all the specialists at hand that you need for realizing your projects.
We don’t follow AQL Standards but we do 100% inspection of garments in-house. That means each and every garment is inspected by hand with the aim to achieve the highest quality in the industry.
Our products are manufactured using eco-friendly and sustainable production processes - ensuring everyone involved in their making, i.e. farmers, workers, etc., gets a fair price for their produce. In turn, our customers are purchasing products that are eco-friendly whilst also being of a superior quality. It is our constant endeavour to keep the environment in mind while carrying out our activities.
The workflow is focused on a small CO2 footprint. This not only helps the environment but also reduces overhead cost.
Mila is happy to work with you- we find solutions for very small (starting from 50/100 pcs ) to very large orders.
Our core values include:
Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Transparency & Accountability
Payment of Fair price
Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Freedom of Association
Ensuring Good Working Conditions
Respect for the Environment
Organic cotton production never uses GM seed. Non GMO seeds allows farmers to work within their limits and environment, in a sustainable way.
Organic cotton doesn't use dangerous pesticides, protecting farmers' lives and the environment
Organic farms uses less water, preserving a scarce and precious resource for the future
Organic cotton farming uses less energy. Healthy organic soils store more carbon, removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Using fairtrade principles, organic cotton farmers are paid a fair price for their produce
High subsidies in western countries keep cotton prices often below production cost. To improve the situation for the cotton farmers in India, the Fairtrade organisation sets a minimum price that covers the costs and living expenses of the rural farmers.
On top they add a premium for improving the life of the farmers community.
The guidelines for Fairtrade are checked regularly by FLO. If you are buying Fairtrade certified cotton you pay a premium, but you also get something back: handpicked cotton from above average quality - Fairtrade you can feel! When do you start making the world ‘more fair’?
Our certified Fairtade-cotton is also GOTS-certified organic cotton.
This results in an additionally increased quality of raw cotton.
For the end customer this is even more important: they are wearing apparel containing less chemicals. The local environment improves by eliminating the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Bio diversity increases and the farmers can grow a variety of crops on the same field. Additionally, groundwater will not be polluted by chemicals. Lung disease caused by the improper use of pesticides are also avoided. Raw cotton and all production steps are screened by an independent organisation following the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). Be ahead of your competition: order your apparel made from organic cotton!
(Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International), is the umbrella organization for Fairtrade.
The award of the Fairtrade seal is subject to a number of criteria. Some of the requirements are: direct trade with the producer groups without intermediaries, pre-financing and a long-term supply relationship as well as achieving certain environmental standards.
The Fairtrade standard is also tied to the payment of a guaranteed minimum price, which reflects accurately the cost of living and true production costs.
The so-called Fairtrade premium; is a social premium paid to enable economic and social development projects in the farmer's villages.
(Global Organic Textile Standard) is the biggest standard for organic cotton textiles. It requires GOTS certified organic cotton fabrics a minimum of 95% organic cotton in the finished fabric/apparel. For more information please find at www.global-standard.org
We are concerned with keeping emissions from gases contributing to global warming (CO2) as low as possible. For this reason, our supply chain is designed for short distances: we use Indian cotton. All processing steps (spinning, knitting, dyeing) are within a radius of approx. 40 km of our head office. An exception are our woven textiles (for shirts, etc.) these are woven about 300 km south of our facility. By using organic cotton we also help (due to the absence of pesticides and artificial fertilizers) to gain massive CO2 savings. Pesticides and fertilizers are very energy intensive in their production and can cause even more damage to the environment during their manufacture.
Mila is a one stop solution for your apparel needs. We offer 100% customization for your brand. We translate your sketches to garments. We are able to copy patterns from your samples, a sketch or create patterns from a measurement chart. We also have standard patterns and blocks for Men’s, Women’s and Children’s T-shirts, Hoodies and Polo shirts. We source all your accessories like labels, hangtags, buttons and packaging materials etc. Below you can see the all the steps – from the farms to the cotton mills through to knitting and dyeing by our supply chain partners. The whole process is Organic and Fairtrade certified.
Cooperatives are formed for collective farming which reduce risk and farmers get a fair price for their product.
Is the process of removing the seeds from cotton.
Cotton is spun to make raw yarn in different counts.
Yarn is then circular knitted to make tubular fabric
Sophisticated machines are used to match & create a recipe for dyeing the fabrics.
Fabrics are dyed in bulk quantity.
Padding, drying, stentering & compacting are done to make the fabric stable, soft and durable.
Finished fabrics are inspected thoroughly for quality.
Fabric is layered and cut to make garments.
Placements prints are made on cut panels. Our printing unit is GOTS and fairtrade certified.
Garments are made by our experienced tailors.
We do not follow any AQL standards but we inspect 100% garments thus ensuring the highest quality.
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Mila - Clothing has been extremely professional, organised and has produced high quality clothing for our Pure organic colllections for Pure Pod. They are easy to contact and they answer and ask questions throughout all of our production to give us peace of mind in quality, certifications and delivery schedules. We are so happy we have found this company and are able to build our Australian ethical women’s brand with them.
I have enjoyed working with Mila because of their efficiency and sincerity. It has also been very easy to work with such a transparent company, it really helps grow the relationship!
Working with Mila clothing is always a pleasure! you can be sure that your visions come to life and are made in a high quality. if there is a problem Girish will help you and there will be a good solution for everyone.
Mila sets the bar high for garment factories world wide. Their ethical stance - both for workers and the environment, attention to detail and honesty through every part of the manufacturing process puts my mind at ease. If you want a good and reliable factory from concept to product - I cannot recommend the team at Mila enough
Girish and the team at Mila are incredible, they have made our production effortless, offered advice and support along the process. We are so pleased with the high quality pieces we have been able to produce with their very helpful team!
We have been working with Mila for over 3 years and have always found their work to be of excellent quality and delivered on time. We have recommended Mila to many businesses and will continue to do so.
It has been a real pleasure working with Girish and his team at Mila factory. We have really appreciated their open door policy and through Girish, we have had the opportunity to visit the whole supply chain and meet some of the farmers who are part of the organic cotton cooperatives who supply the cotton. The team has been very helpful throughout the sampling and production process. We are delighted with the outcome and continue to receive great reviews about the quality of the pants. Thank you, Girish and everyone at Mila factory!
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