In this article, VICE News will share with you tips on spotting a garment manufacturing process that’s producing garments with high-level inspection issues, such as the garment inspection process.
First, the garment factories themselves: If they’re using a factory that is in the United States, they have to meet the highest standards of manufacturing in the world, such the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) ISO 9001:2008 and the United Nations Industrial Code.
And if they’re not producing garments in the U.S., they have an obligation to be inspected by an accredited third party.
If you’re looking for a garment manufacturer in the garment industry, check out this list of the top 10 factories in the country.
If the factories you’re considering aren’t manufacturing in a country with a garment inspection regime, check with your local labor agency or labor union to see if the process has a garment processing license.
For example, if the factory has a facility that produces garments for the apparel industry, they may have to go through a process of “factory certification” to get a factory license.