Discover the Message Factory Solderie
Let's say it, every season we produce thousands of garments. We create local jobs and contribute to the Quebec economy. However, like most clothing manufacturers, one of the most difficult tasks we face is to manage our inventories properly.
Having the right number of units, in the right style, in the right color and in the right size is rather complicated, and although we do a lot of analysis beforehand, there are almost always adjustments to be made to meet Requirement. You have to understand that controlling our stocks is extremely important for a company like ours that wants to protect the environment and limit its ecological footprint as much as possible. These values are an integral part of our mission and it is in this perspective that we produce 2 to 3 collections per year and that we limit the number of styles and colors we offer. Although we are "careful" about the number of garments we produce in each season so as not to exceed demand, there are cases where we have to adjust. From there was born, la solderie . A “last chance” sale section where clothes are offered at discounts of 60 to 80% which is equivalent to a special price often below our cost price.
Saving and protecting the planet.
According to a 2020 Mutrec study, we consume 363,000 tons of clothing per year in Quebec, which is the equivalent of 40 kg of clothing per person. Of that amount, 82% are imported.
After consumption, 48% of these garments will be recuperated for resale or to give away, 30% will be exported, 8% will end up in landfills and 6% will be recycled into related products, such as furniture upholstery. For the balance, the fashion industry is currently working to find solutions to reduce the impact of textile waste on the environment.
We all agree, reducing our consumption remains the greener option for the planet. However, when needed, choosing durable, good-quality clothing can extend the life cycle of your wardrobe. Since eco-friendly clothing made in Quebec is more expensive than fast-fashion clothing, events such as our solderie make it more accessible to buy locally-made sustainable clothing. You can therefore buy local to reduce your carbon footprint, take advantage of sales to save money, and, above all, allow a garment to fulfill its full vocation; to dress you for a long time!
Our online store is located in the SALE section of our website, but also physically in our Message Factory store in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The ecological clothes on sale that you will find online in the solderie are available at our best price. This price is often lower than our cost and our goal is to sell this merchandise to make room for the new collections and better meet your needs. The items found there come from previous collections, surplus inventory in a particular style, items of which there are only one or two sizes available or a discontinued style that will not return in the future. As these items are at the lowest price, they are identified as FINAL SALE and this means that it is impossible to return or exchange them. In addition, no additional discounts are applicable. However, we still offer free shipping on orders of $ 75 or more. Note that these items are not defective and the quality of manufacturing and materials is the same as regular priced products. La solderie is therefore a way for us to get rid of excess items and for you to make great deals on eco-responsible women's clothing made in Quebec.
If you have the chance to visit us in St-Jean sur Richelieu, you can discover our shop and our most recent collections. Just like the online store we have a clearance section at the back of the store. Unlike the web, the store has more variety! It is possible to find items that are not online at great prices. Our Store clearance contains our samples and styles with slight imperfections. If you are wearing size small / small, our samples are a great resource for saving. It is also possible to find some exclusive styles in small quantities that have never seen the light of day on the web. In addition, in store, there is no delivery charge if you buy for less than $75 and of course, you can try on the clothes before buying.
So if you have the chance to go to Montérégie, make a stop at our shop to discover our new products, but also unique deals! Buying green and local has never been so accessible, try it!