During the new Indie Brands® Business Case events we’re delving deeper into subjects that are of interest to indie entrepreneurs. Expect some cool presentations and plenty of room to ask questions.
Indie Brands® Business Case #2 is all about the manufacturing process.
Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labor, machines, tools and of course some good ideas. For every brand big or small, this is a very important part of the business, because it will lead to the end product.
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to manufacturing and we will talk with a couple of brands about the different stages of the manufacturing process. Guests include Tim Broekhuizen Holland (Dick Moby), Kars Gerrits (Afriek) and Robin Foolen (SECRID).
Tim Broekhuizen Holland (Dick Moby)
Tim & Robbert, the initiators of Dick Moby grew up surfing and sailing. Now they experience the plastic pollution of our beaches and oceans first hand. They think that plastic is a really great material, as long as we use it in the right way. Plastic should not end up on the bottom of the ocean. We should recycle plastic, it’s a material that we can use over and over again. This is their philosophy and this is why they produce their sunglasses out bio-plastic acetate. Learn more about how they combine the best of two world: producing high quality and eco-friendly.
Kars Gerrits (Afriek)
In contrast to the stories behind what you wear that are better left untold Afriek is very proud to tell their story. They want to make us aware of what we are wearing and where it came from. Afriek’s own story begins in Africa. All their blazers are made in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Dutch Design is brought together with authentic African print fabrics and the craftmanship of their tailors. That’s how Afriek combines the best of two worlds.
Robin Foolen (SECRID)
Quality and taking care of the environment is important to SECRID and that’s why they design and produce their products in the Netherlands. It is unique that they can produce so many wallets in Holland, this is made possible by the development of their very own productionprocess. This process is also combined with social aspects: they collaborate with learning environments and social workplaces. Learn more about their philosophy at the Manufacturing business case.
Admission is free and the event will take on Thursday, November 27 at 20:00.
The Indie Brands® Business Case is an initiative by Anneloes van Gaalen of Indie Brands® and Pakhuis de Zwijger.