We are very proud to present this range of images from our wonderful production units in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu in India. All photos has been photographed by DUNS Sweden during our stay in Tiruppur in August-September 2014.

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When we started this company in 2007 we had three catchwords that permeated the development; organic, unisex and unique. We are always completely transparent concerning our production and working conditions. We are very proud to show you the wonderful production units in India and it is a real pleasure to visit the staff!

The entire production of DUNS Sweden is certified by GOTS and controlled by ControlUnion. All employees have a salary that exceeds the Living Wage for India with 22%. (Read more on Living Wage) Working days are between 9 and 5. Overtime is paid and volontary. If the heat is to strong the working hours are adjusted. The unit has 20 permanent employees and 25 floating (meaning they have special knowledge and work in different units depending on if their expertice is needed).

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us! We would love to tell you everything!

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Below you can see the rolls of organic cotton used to produce the fabric of DUNS Sweden garments.




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The machine is a very interesting piece of equipment and it is really amazing to see the fabric filling up the big roll at the very bottom of the machine. The fabric is in a tube shaped form that needs to be cut open in a later stage of the production.


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DUNS Sweden models showing the rolls in More than a Fling dresses.


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If you look closely you can see all the threads going into the machine. The red light indicates that there are something that is currently wrong and needs to be checked! This machine is not moving right now hence all red lights.


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In this image you can see that there are some red lights still. When all threads ar OK you can start the machine. If something happens with any of all the threads during the actual knitting process the machine stops and the problem must be solved.


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The finished product is rolled up and placed in these piles for further transport.


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We have followed the fabric to the dyeing unit. As you can see the dyeing process is made in closed containers where the residue will be filtered before leaving the production unit.


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Another image from the dyeing process.


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During the dyeing process you can watch the fabric through small glass windows at the top.


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Washed, dyed (if that is the case), dried and received at the printing unit where it has been rolled up.


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DUNS Sweden meeting the staff.


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The machine that looks like a huge lamp cuts the fabric from the tube shape to the flat making it ready for the print.


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Checking the colours thoroughly. (Here the DUNS Sweden print 'Watermelons')


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The printing has started. On the right you can see the rotary screens.


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Another printing unit.


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Many different rotary screens make the print.


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So we are finally at the phase of making the different garments.


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Some part just been cut by machine.


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Some parts are cut by hand.


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Ready to be an incredibly nice DUNS Sweden garment!


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Meet Kanchana!


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The production unit in Tiruppur and Sahana making DUNS Sweden Apple Short Sleeved Tee.


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Only Organic Cotton is allowed in the unit.


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All garments are checked!


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There a several different stations in the unit. Ironing, sewing...


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...packing.


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Here the taping comes into place, a very important part of the production.


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The three musketeers... :-)


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We have moved on to the embroidery. A fantastic machine that requries a very talanted personnel.


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Each part of the application must be placed exactly correct before the machine can be started.


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This is very time consuming. The machine makes 12 applications at the same time. It takes about 45 minutes to complete 12 owl applications, not counting the minutes it takes to place all the parts that builds the owl or the preparations to cut all the small parts before you can start.


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Almost done!


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Last stiches.


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Done! 17600 stiches later!


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Fantastic staff!!


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Meet lovely Ambika and Balu! 


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 Busy street!


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 Below you find the Control Union Certificate making sure the production is GOTS Certified.

 

 

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