Transparency is important to us at Paredenim. In this blog, we break down the costs and profits of making a pair of jeans to give you an inside look at our business.
We understand that price is an important consideration for many shoppers, and we want to be transparent about the costs that go into manufacturing our products.
One of the key components of our jeans is the fabric, which makes up around 30-40% of the total cost. We use only the finest fabrics from leading mills like LNJ, Raymond, and Arvind, which are known for their sustainable manufacturing processes. These mills use eco-friendly methods to produce their fabrics, such as using recycled water and implementing energy-efficient systems. By using fabrics from these mills, we are able to ensure that our jeans are made with the highest-quality materials while also supporting sustainable practices.
Once the fabric is sourced, it is delivered to our cutting warehouses, where it is cut and sewn into raw jeans by our team of skilled "masters" and "karigars". These workers are experienced craftsmen who take great pride in their work, and they make sure that no detail is overlooked in the production of our jeans. They work under the supervision of experienced team leaders who ensure that every pair of jeans meets our high standards for quality. This process accounts for around 10% of the total cost.
After the raw jeans are finished, they are shipped to our washing houses, where they are treated and dyed using sustainable processes. We are committed to sustainability and take great care to minimize our impact on the environment. That's why we have partnered with a team of washing and garment processors who share our values and are dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint. They use eco-friendly methods such as using low-impact dyes and recycling water, which helps to reduce our overall water consumption. This step adds an additional 10-12% to the total cost.
At PAREDENIM, we are committed to sustainability and never compromise on this value just to save a few bucks.
It is estimated that a single pair of jeans requires around 10,000 liters (2,641 gallons) of water to produce. This is a staggering amount of water, and it is something that we take very seriously.We understand that this may be hard to believe, but it is a fact that is supported by research. If you'd like to learn more about the water usage in the fashion industry, you can check out this blog post here.
After the raw jeans are washed and dyed, they need to be properly finished and ironed before they can be shipped to customers. This process includes tasks such as excess thread cutting, quality control (QC), and the removal of any damages or defects. It is important that these steps are done carefully and accurately in order to ensure that our customers receive the best possible product. This process takes up an additional 10% of the total product cost.
Once the jeans are finished and ready to go, we cover the cost of shipping them to our customers. In some cases, we may also need to cover the cost of reverse shipping if a return or exchange is necessary. These shipping costs add an additional 10% to the total cost of the product.
After all of these costs have been accounted for, we are left with a net margin of 15-20%. This margin goes towards covering our daily expenses, such as marketing, salaries, rent, electricity, and miscellaneous costs. It is also what we rely on to keep our business running and growing. We understand that this margin may seem small considering the price of our products, but we assure you that we will never charge more than is necessary. We are committed to honesty and transparency, and we stand by our values of always working for the benefit of our customers and contributing to the progress of our brand, our customers, and India as a whole. We hope that this helps to give you a better understanding of our pricing and the thought that goes into it.
We hope that this behind-the-scenes look at the production of our jeans has given you a new appreciation for the effort and craftsmanship that goes into making a great pair of jeans.
And if you're still on the fence about whether to splurge on a pair of Paredenim jeans, just remember: you can always wear them to your next job interview and impress your potential employer with your knowledge of the denim industry. Or you could just wear them to the bar and impress everyone with your killer fashion sense. Either way, we've got you covered (literally).
Just remember: you're not just getting a fashionable outfit, you're also supporting sustainability, craftsmanship, and the little guy (that's us!). Now go out there and rock those jeans with pride.