Published on 22/10/18

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Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA®) welcomes Melbourne digital printing specialists Next State as an accredited manufacturer, seeing another cutting-edge textile business committed to ethical production join its community.

Founded by Geoff Spink and Chole Kerr in 2014, Next State works with the latest printing technologies and quality fabrics in a variety of different weights, weaves and compositions suitable for apparel, interiors, homewares and accessories.

“Next State is a great example of the new wave of textile manufacturers that are embracing innovative technologies and putting ethics and sustainability at the heart of their business,” ECA National Manager Angela Bell said.

“We’re delighted to have such a unique manufacturer as part of our growing community.”

Since opening, Next State has grown to expand its talented team and range of print offerings and is committed to local manufacturing and access to printing capabilities.

“One of the most rewarding parts of digital textile printing is the flexibility you have to print as little or as much as you need, not only reducing waste but allowing anyone access to custom printed textiles,” Chole and Geoff said.

Ethical Clothing Australia’s accreditation is focused on ensuring that local textile, clothing and footwear workers are being paid appropriately, receiving all their legal minimum entitlements and working in safe conditions throughout the entire supply chain.