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Artistic Miliners expands factory

Swatches | June 1, 2022 | By:

Artistic Milliners facility in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: Artistic Milliners

Artistic Milliners is expanding its presence in Pakistan with a new $60 million state-of-the-art facility that follows through on its values. At full capacity, the 500,000-square-foot facility will employ 3,500 workers—70 percent of which will be women—and boost production capacity by 30 percent.

Already in operation and shipping product, the factory will be able to produce 600,000 pieces per month, totaling 43.2 million pieces per year. It’s expected to reach full capacity by the first quarter of 2023. With digitized processes, the factory is aligned with supply chain 4.0 principles that keep it at the forefront of innovation.

The facility is part of the company’s nine-acre AM-4 apparel park in Karachi, which employs more than 10,500 workers.

With this facility, Artistic Milliners is putting a spotlight on women workers. It’s equipped with on-site daycare and employee training facilities in line with the International Finance Corporation Family Friendly Program, an initiative for increasing the number of women in the workforce. The company plans to employ women in non-traditional roles such as dry processing and pressing.

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