PRODUCTION & TEXTILE CHAIN

Every year we launch two main collections: The Spring/Summer collection and the Fall/Winter collection. All IRIEDAILY items are made in our production facilities in Portugal or China. The good and fair working conditions in the factories are very important to us, which is why we have joined the Fair Wear Foundation in 2016.
Ever since the IRIEDAILY brand was founded, we have been producing in Portugal. For the first ten years our complete collections were produced exclusively there, meanwhile about 49% of our production volume is manufactured there. That includes all T-shirts, sweatshirts and socks.
China is currently our strongest production country. Last year, 51% of our products were sourced from there. Included in that number are jackets, shirts, shorts, pants, knitwear, headwear & accessories.

  • China
  • Portugal

The long-standing relationships that we enjoy with our suppliers are the cornerstone of our success. We have continuous business relationships spanning more than 10 years with our most important suppliers – and considerably more than 5 years with nearly all of them.
In order to ease the burden on workers, especially in the smaller factories, we are increasingly seeking individual solutions for our suppliers in order to adapt the production cycle. This includes, for example, the earlier submission of orders or the acceptance of weekly deliveries.

IRIEDAILY Lieferkette 2020
IRIEDAILY Production

PRODUCTION IN PORTUGAL

Portugal is where we first started producing our textiles. We have therefore been associated with our key manufacturers for over 20 years.
Our supplier structure in Portugal mainly consists of small, family-run businesses. In total, we work with 7 Portuguese production facilities. They have existed for 20-30 years and are specialized in handling smaller orders. The workers are mostly locals from the surrounding area. The Portuguese laws on work safety are observed in all operations and payment of the minimum wage is guaranteed. As usual in Portugal, the minimum wage is paid 14 times a year.

The Corona pandemic confronted us with major challenges in Portugal as well. Short-term factory shutdowns and problems with material procurement led to delays in the completion of our products. To support the suppliers, we extended our delivery window.
Also in Portugal we were not able to visit the factories personally. However, since we have been working closely with a local textile agency for 24 years, we were able to monitor and verify FWF standards and specifications.

IRIEDAILY Production Portugal
IRIEDAILY Production Portugal
IRIEDAILY Production Portugal
IRIEDAILY Production Portugal
IRIEDAILY Production China

PRODUCTION IN CHINA

More than ten years ago, we relocated a part of our production to China. For us, this represented a major step which involved growth and also entailed a great deal of responsibility. While China remains a difficult country in political matters, we are witnessing rapid change and growth – also in areas including social issues, environmental concerns and associated regulations. That is why we believe in our suppliers there and strive to develop long-term, trusting business relationships with them. Meanwhile, we produce in 7 Chinese production facilities.

We are very much aware that we have to play our part if we want to make a difference, which is why we are constantly working to improve the local working conditions on site. The Corona pandemic and the associated travel restrictions made it impossible for us to visit our factories. In order to be able to monitor working conditions on site, we work closely with agents and send independent auditors and trainers to the factories. Despite temporary factory closures, almost all workers have received their legal minimum wage.

In 2019 and 2020, we already reached the first milestone in the payment of living wages for all workers in our factories in China. This important topic will continue to occupy us in the future.

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IRIEDAILY Production China
IRIEDAILY Production China
IRIEDAILY Production China
IRIEDAILY Production China
IRIEDAILY Production China