Meet the maker: UAB Tindra, Lithuania

Fashion Revolution is a global movement promoting a more sustainable and transparent fashion industry and better working conditions. The campaign reminds us that there is a human being behind every garment and encourages companies to bring forth these professionals in different parts of the supply chain.

Fashion Revolution Week commemorates the fashion industry’s most devastating factory disaster to date. On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Bangladesh causing 1,138 people to lose their lives and leaving 2,500 injured. The victims were mostly young women.

The positive change towards a more transparent fashion industry starts with a simple question: who made your clothes?

UAB Tindra, Lithuania

The family-owned clothing manufacturer UAB Tindra was established in 1992. The company has a total of 75 employees offering clothing construction, sampling and production services for its customers. Majority of the employees are women who have worked for a long time for the company. Tindra has collaborated with Marimekko since 2010. Over the years, these two companies have developed a strong partnership that is built on shared values and know-how.

According to Managing Director Martynas Lukašenkinas, the whole point of transparency is to provide the customer with sufficient information. For Tindra, sustainability is all about operating ethically and creating an economic system that provides quality of life yet minimises environmental impacts. The company has for example invested in energy-efficient heating and lighting systems and is replacing the old sewing machines with new models.

Cutter Raja Nomeikienė has been working at Tindra for 24 years.

“I really like my current job and wouldn’t change a thing. It’s my pleasure to be the one who starts the manufacturing process by cutting the different parts of the garment from a huge roll of fabric. I enjoy working with the beautiful Marimekko patterns – on the cutting table they look like a meadow full of flowers. To me, sustainability means living in harmony with nature. I wish the very best of luck for Marimekko and its customers. I’m happy that my work is part of such nice clothing.” – Raja Nomeikienė