disana's new cutting department
A very important part of our production is the "cutting department". There we cut our fabrics for the sewers. Until now we did this with cardboard templates but this is now the past because we got a new cutting machine. With this machine we can digitize our cuts, achieve a better matching accuracy and reduce waste residues. With moving the cutting department to a larger space, everybody had to help out. Also Moritz, son of our CEO and man for all jobs at the moment. On this picture you can see him fighting against a stuck bolt. Moritz was already a part of the first steps towards fashion from disana. As one of our first models for the former small disana catalogue. That was 18 years ago. Time really kept flying by like nothing.
Panel discussion at the INNATEX
Back at office we want to share with you the INNATEX panel discussion with its topic "Baby and Kids clothes - why eco friendly textiles are that important for the little ones". Our CEO Elmar Sautter participated in this discussion together with Dr. Kristin Stechemesser from the Federal Environment Agency, Martin Paff the publisher of the magazine Childhood, Patricia Taterra from Hug&Grow and the German journalist and moderator Janine Steeger.
Use this link to get directly to the exciting discussion:
Who made my clothes?
On the occasion of the Fashion Revolution Week end of April, also we at disana think of the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh 4 years ago.
To show what a fair production means, we took a picture of our precious employees in the South of Germany, who produce your disana clothes under fair and nice working conditions.
Ask the brands where they produce, be curious, find out, do something! Buy fair and sustainable produced clothes. It's never too late for a change!
disana stands for more transparency in the fashion world!
Social commitment - La Casa de Acogida Mantay
Last year in December some of our products travelled to Peru. Mrs. Weiland welcomed our donation for the Casa Mantay. The Casa de Acogida Mantay in Cusco (Peru) is a sanctuary for unwanted pregnant girls.
The situation for women in Cusco's department in Peru is disastrous: 61% of the women in this region report from experiences of psychical violence on the part of their men and 47% report from sexual violence, which means that 2 of 3 women suffer from physical or sexual violence.
The Casa Mantay was founded in 2000 and helped over 200 underaged women and their children until today with offering them a temporary home. The women are over a life of suffering with psychical and physical abuses. The Casa Manty offers this young mothers and their children an unequivocal support - from a home and food, school education, psychical and legal support through to finding an independent way into a normal life.
The association Mantay Peru e.V. Germany serves for sponsorship and support of the Casa Acogida Mantay. The donations run directly into the sections social development and integration, education, health care and capacity building. The Casa Mantay is a part of the Asociación Qallariy, Proyectos para la Ayuda al Desarollo - an association which is approved charitable according to peruvian law.
The pictures show the children in the Casa Mantay, wearing their new disana pullovers.