Welcome to our new B&C be inspired blog

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Hi,

We are very pleased to unveil this great tool that we have been working on for several weeks. The aim of the B&C be inspired blog is to share with you the latest news, business tips, printability ideas (tested) or seasonal trends. We hope you will enjoy our editorial line and that you will find ideas, advice, or support to help you develop your business.

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No more talking, on behalf of the entire B&C team, we would like to WELCOME you and wish you a pleasant discovery!


Trends - Dare to use textures!

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Current trends favour the addition of texture to textiles, either through the structure of the material itself or through the addition of textured decoration.
But how do you do it?
Combine several decorating techniques to create that perception of structure.
Here are some inspirations.

Break away from traditional embroidery by combining it with printing

By combining the best of printing and embroidery you will obtain an ultra qualitative, artistic and retail result.

Pimp your embroidery

Looking to add an extra touch or try something different to your embroidery projects?
Why not add 3D puffy foam to your embroidery designs to literally make them stand out!
The results are impressive.

Puff up your prints

Puff inks contain an additive that swells when drying. This gives your design a three-dimensional look. When creating a design, you have more options than just art and color – you can also add depth to that list. Puffy ink creates a new dimension and is a great way to add depth to a design.

Combine materials through your design.

Put knitwear on a single jersey for a surprising effect.

Output:

Remember that the quality of your base fabric is the foundation of the solution to achieve a superior result.


B&C is signatory of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At B&C, sustainability is a continuous effort. We have a 360° approach to sustainability and our products comply with EU health and safety standards. We adhere to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, because social and environmental sustainability is important for us – we hope for you too.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

In 2015, the UN member states agreed on 17 global goals to be achieved by 2030. These include ending poverty and hunger, creating decent work and economic growth, achieving equality and combating climate change. These goals are also the starting point of B&C’s sustainability strategy.

We want to do our part. That’s why we are committed to enforce the SDGs in our markets. We work to make our supply chains more sustainable through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

We proudly contribute to 7 SDGs

Some SDGs are less relevant to our textile imprint market than others. Therefore, we focus on 7 specific goals:

No poverty

  • We support NGOs acting for higher wages, e.g. through the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).
  • We support farmers in their journey to organic cotton.

Decent work and economic growth

  • Our suppliers comply with ILO (International Labour Organisation) requirements regarding fair working hours, equal pay between genders, no forced or child labour.
  • We contribute to the economic growth of our Asian partners and the livelihood of their workers.

Responsible consumption and production

  • We follow the ILO standards and the FWF code of labour practices.
  • We run social, environmental and governance due diligence processes when selecting new suppliers.
  • We have full traceability and monitoring of our Tier 1 and Tier 2 factories.

Climate action

  • We have increased our share of sustainable fibres.
  • We favour sea freight over air transport.
  • We have a 100% green warehouse that uses solar panels and wind turbines.
  • B&C boxes are 80% made of recycled material and are fully recyclable.

Partnership for the goals

  • We partner with our stakeholders to contribute to a better future.
  • Internally, sustainability is a mindset and a matter for all departments.

Good health and well being

  • We do not use any hazardous substances, as certified by Oeko-tex.
  • We support initiatives that contribute to a healthier life for farmers.

Gender equality

  • Our Code of Conduct requires ‘no discrimation’ of any kind by factory management.
  • We provide training in factories to prevent violence and harassment in the work place.
  • At B&C HQ 50% of the Management Committee is female.