We are constantly challenging ourselves to do better in every facet of our business. Artistic Milliners set the standard we will push that envelope. We are inextricably interconnected which means every choice we make has both consequence and potential.
MCI or Milliner Cotton Initiative, currently in its pilot phase, covers the entire journey of cotton from farm to the mill, from pre-harvest, harvest, and postharvest quality parameters. Milliner Cotton builds on and corroborates on the existing standards of cotton to raise the bar on quality, sustainability, and traceability, thanks to our partnership with Retraced. providing visibility and assurances about cotton’s origins, Artistic Milliners with Retraced has developed a holistic, integrated solution that tracks its goods from crops to consumers. Going beyond a paper trail, blockchain creates a “digital handshake” at each transaction, proving that the inputs and products are true, what they claim. Once fibers reach our facility, the company plugs the data from Retraced into its own enterprise resource planning (ERP) system so materials can be monitored through the production process. For the manufacturer, traceability not only assures authenticity but also enhanced lifecycle assessment capabilities.
In addition to cotton, Artistic Milliners’ platform can track fibers including viscose and Lycra, streamlining brands’ supply chain oversight.
To ensure complete traceability and transparency, we have initiated the digitalization of our value chain. We partnered with retraced – a supply chain solution firm based out of Germany. Using the blockchain technology, the traceability solution being implemented by retraced will guarantee that data remains immutable after it enters the system. The solution is further integrated with our ERP for greater transparency at each stage of the production process. Together, Artistic Milliners and retraced have created a one of its kind, farm to fashion traceability solution that is likely to redefine our value chain’s credibility of ethically sourced cotton and responsible denim and jeans production.
Kohlu is a small village in Baluchistan, Pakistan. The tribal community of Kohlu has a rich heritage of farming passed on by older generations therefore are naturally more inclined to organic and regenerative cotton farming. With Milliner Organic, the Cotton cultivation in Kohlu will help the village thrive and get improved access to the necessities of life.
Through the Levi's Strauss & Co. Worker Wellbeing Program, to GAP Inc.’s Pace Program, Artmill continues the Artistic Milliners legacy of enabling its working women & men with the necessary abilities to thrive in today’s world.
From financial literacy modules to life and technical skills training, Artmill hopes to proudly contribute to Artistic Milliners’ culture of equality that has led to half of its top management consisting of women.
Circular Park is the manifestation of our commitment to circularity. Once complete, Artistic Milliners expects Circular Park to be the most technologically advanced hub for recycling cotton fibers. Designed to be a net-zero energy mill upon completion, the facility will be primarily powered by solar. Plans are underway to surround the mill with an urban forest of 500 trees.
The facility will include cutting-edge equipment from La Roche; with the production capacity to recycle 500,000 kg of industrial waste per month. Serving as the company’s central collection point for all of its primarily cotton-based manufacturing waste, as well as some post-consumer waste.
Artistic Milliners has a net-zero commitment and has set ambitious emissions reduction targets. These multi-lateral aims fulfill the criteria & recommendations of the UN’s Science-Based Target Initiative.
We take responsibility for our actions on the environment that is why we must implement a strategy that produces immediate and tangible benefits for the environment today and culminate into a carbon-neutral future. Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, we aim to help limit global temperatures to a rise of 1.5°C across our operations and value chains, and reach net-zero emissions no later than 2050.