Want to read a feel-good story?

It might only take days for me to arrive at your door. But my story goes right back to before I was even a fibre. At every stage BAM is striving to reduce my impact on the planet and to improve working conditions of those who make me.

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Want to read a feel-good story?

It might only take days for me to arrive at your door. But my story goes right back to before I was even a fibre. At every stage BAM is striving to reduce my impact on the planet and to improve working conditions of those who make me.

Who made your clothes?

Have you ever wondered who dyed your fabric or where the bamboo in your T-shirt was grown? It’s not easy to trace back through the many layers of a garment supply chain, which is why most brands haven’t done it yet. We’ve been tracing our supply chain for years. Now we can tell you what we know. And where there are gaps, we’ll highlight them and tell you what we’re doing about it.

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How can we tell you so much about your clothing’s DNA?

We’ll be honest, it’s taken years to map our supply chain followed by collaboration with Life Cycle Analysis experts to measure our impact. But sharing this knowledge is essential if the industry is to become more transparent.

01 - Mapping our supply chain

We’ve been tracing our supply chain for four years so we can find out exactly who is making your clothes. This means going right the way back to the source supplier or the bamboo forest. At each stage we have to ask each supplier to tell us their suppliers and slowly track everyone down. It’s time-consuming work.

Life Cycle Analysis experts Green Story have taken the detail from our supply chain mapping and use their sophisticated algorithm to measure the impact of every stage of making your clothes. They can then compare that to any other fabric. We can trust their results because they work to the ISO 14044 standard. To give you an idea of the complexity of this work they:

  • Review the greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and blue water consumption in our supply chain.
  • Assess the environmental footprint of 1kg product from crop/initial fibre to it reaching your hands
  • Specifically review cultivation, fibre production, yarn production, knitting and weaving, dyeing and finishing, and cutting and sewing.

We can see exactly how much better our clothing is for the planet than conventional alternatives. But more importantly we can see where we can cut our impact further – this information drives further reductions.

Finally, we share this with you. Transparency is an essential part of reducing our impact because it lets you hold us to account and make sure we do exactly what we’ve said we would. And you can make informed choices about the clothes you wear – you can see the impact of every item of our clothing on our website.

How you can cut your laundry emissions

About one third of the total carbon emissions of our clothes comes from the washing them. One of the best ways to reduce the impact of your laundry and to extend the life of your clothes is to wash them less often. Let’s look at how to care for your clothes.

And when the relationship comes to an end…

What happens when you throw your clothes out? 73 % of clothing ends up in landfill or incinerated creating greenhouse gases. We have to find a better solution. BAM partners with Sharewear, a charity who want to end clothing poverty. Just add a pre-paid postage bag when you checkout on our site. So if your clothes are still wearable, send them to someone who needs and will wear them.

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