Industry of All Nations manufactures iconic pieces of clothing in the regions where they originated, using classic methods and techniques for production. Like the Alpaca project, creating Alpaca sweaters in Bolivia, hand knit and without the use of dyes. Or like the Clean Jeans project where they produce denim in India without contaminating the soil and waterways.
This is what they write on their website:
"It's not what we do but how we do it.
In April 2010, Industry of All Nations became a design and development office founded with a commitment to rethink methods of production for consumer goods.
IOAN™ takes manufacturing back to the regions where products and materials originate, bringing unique local businesses to an international market.
IOAN™ introduces BASIC everyday goods that are developed horizontally in collaboration with local communities around the world, creating new designs through traditional and innovative industrial processes.
IOAN™ searches the world for ICONIC everyday goods that are brought to the public with an identity unaltered - superb anonymous designs in a latent state waiting to be discovered.
IOAN™ is determined to combine environmental and social awareness while promoting fair trade and open borders for all nations.
Industry of All Nations is creating a more competitive market place, allowing any small, medium, or large high quality producers to have access to a broader stage, inviting them to the playing field and letting people choose, opening up more options for consumers and more opportunities for producers.
Products have their own identity, which come from their history. An alpaca sweater hand knit in Bolivia, a pair of alpargatas from Argentina or a checkered lined rain-coat made in England. Each of these represent specific moments in time, places, feelings, and we buy and wear them based on how they resonate with us. If you separate a thing from its origin, you separate it from it's meaning and reduce it to a mere scrap of cotton and plastic. You orphan it.
Shopping is Profound
This is another concept that is inherent in our identity. We should make it our goal to raise the prestige of what a shopper is. Shopping is thought of as a fickle, something mindless but in fact it is one of the most important activities an individual can do. Shopping is the equivalent of voting.
We seek productive people
We want to restore the culture to the products and give power to the people. That is what we envision – the industry of the people, the Industry of All Nations."