Understanding your supply chain

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Shopify Staff
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One of our partners, GreenStory, recently teamed up with Maven Women and wrote a blog post on how they are ensuring not only an environmentally sustainable supply chain, but one that positively impacts women!

 

Check out the post here and let us know how you are ensuring sustainability in your supply chain.

 

Not sure? No problem, feel free to ask your questions to our experts in this discussion. 

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Shopify Partner
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There are often areas in your supply chain that can have a reduced environmental footprint and you don't even realize it. Would love to hear from some of the shop owners here and brainstorm ways to improve your supply chain in small ways.

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Our team has always believed in a simple first step - transparency!

In the information age that we live in, it's relatively easy to find out where your products come from, even if you're starting with zero knowledge of the supply chain. Start from raw materials, gain an understanding of the different steps involved in producing the product from there, then ask your suppliers which companies are involved in those steps.

If you can't get a definitive answer about the raw materials (cotton, for example, can be notoriously tricky to track), then look for new suppliers who can trace back to the source. Once you start piecing your supply chain together, it gives you even more appreciation for what you're selling and provides your marketing team with a fantastic angle to boost the perceived value of your product. 


Here's an example of our supply chain, broken down by the suppliers involved. If you have any questions please reply here :) 

https://www.tamgadesigns.com/pages/our-makers

Eric
Co-Founder, TAMGA Designs.
www.tamgadesigns.com