Ethical Production Partners Masterclass – 2 sessions


Are you looking for a responsible and ethical production partner for your brand but are overwhelmed by a lack of transparency, conflicting terminology or simply don’t know how to approach this critical business decision? Then join Sonica Sarna as she demystifies the ethical production process for you.

In session 1 we will cover,
The various kinds of production setups such as factories, workshops, worker co-ops, and how they all compare.
* A review of industry certifications and terminology as well as worker rights and environmental laws applicable to manufacturing setups.
* Are you factory-ready? Tech-packs, spec sheets, and other details to be ready before you begin work with your production partner.
* Standard payment terms, MOUs, and Contracts.
* How to navigate costing, Sampling, and production minimums and timelines.

In session 2 meet ethical production facilities, ask questions, and grow your network. Receive a dossier of highly recommended and responsible production partners.

You will get:

Recorded class of 1.5 hours

1-month access

*No COD available for class booking

Contact for the next live session dates

How to find and develop an ethical production partnership

What you will learn

The selection of a production partner is among the most impactful decisions you can take as a brand or designer. Human rights, worker safety, child labor, fair representation, women’s rights, and a lot more are directly impacted by this selection.

Demystify the process of working with workshops, factories, and co-operatives. Develop effective communication strategies to get the quality and transparency you want.

Industry Networking

Meet the educators

Learn the pros and cons of finding and building a long term and meaningful partnership with your suppliers.

Sonica Sarna

Sonica Sarna brings over two decades of expertise in apparel design and production, artisan partnerships, and sustainability to this course that she has designed to help designers and entrepreneurs find their unique mission to create a positive impact in the fashion industry. She is a bridge between traditional knowledge and the contemporary fashion industry and teaches from real-time experience in various aspects of fashion and sustainability.

Guest mentors

Meet, be inspired by, and learn from other guest social entrepreneurs in fashion as they share the highlights of their journey and the ground reality of being a fashion activist.