A FAMILY-RUN KNITWEAR FACTORY IN BULGARIA
The huge success of our hand-knitted jumpers compelled us to find a machine-knit supplier that we felt shared similar values to our own. After extensive searching, in 2013 we were delighted to discover a knitwear supplier based in Bulgaria that we felt we could collaborate with and complied with our commitment to fair working conditions for their staff . This small family-run business has grown steadily over the last two decades and was passed from father to son. It is currently run by Toma who has nurtured excellent relationships with mills and yarn spinners in Italy.
We have a warm, collaborative relationship with this highly regarded producer and visit the factory once a year to check on production and that fair working conditions are being met. Each garment we design is manufactured with enormous care and attention to detail, in small runs, using carefully sourced natural materials such as merino wool and organic cotton.
We hope that by sharing our supplier stories with you it provides more of an insight into what it means when you buy a garment from us, and demonstrates the work that goes on behind the scenes here at BIBICO to do the best we can to produce ethical, sustainable, beautiful clothes. Our everyday choices really can make such a difference, no matter how small it may seem.