Meet us online for Ethical Clothing Australia Week, (18-24 October) making its debut in 2020 as the first and only week focused on ethically accredited Australian manufacturers and locally-made textiles, clothing and footwear. It will be a chance to celebrate the businesses, designers and importantly the skilled workers behind the garments made in Australia and hear their voice to help illuminate critical issues that affect our local manufacturing community.
ADA's commitment to creating actionable change began 20 years ago when we applied for accreditation with ECA. This year marks our 20th anniversary.
Join the conversation at #ECAWeek2020!
In celebration, we welcome you to take a virtual tour of our Bendigo manufacturing facility, meet the local makers and walk through the three great spaces housed within.
The virtual tour is a fully immersive and interactive experience. To make the most of it, swivel around the room to get a 360-degree view. You will find information hot spots throughout the tour with interesting facts to discover. Give them a click to have a read. The tour also features films of our Machinists, Factory Managers and Floor Supervisors sharing their journey along the way. Hear their story and go behind the scenes as we introduce you to the Then and Now of Australian Defence Apparel.
ADA has the capacity to move from scalable prototyping to mass production under one roof.
Our Head Office located in Thomastown, Victoria, houses Design Specialists, Research Teams and Machinists, providing the ability to accelerate and produce a single product demonstration model swiftly.
Our core Product Development Teams and design studio consist of Textile Technologists, Pattern Makers, Product Developers, Garment Technicians and CAD Designers providing specialist knowledge in fabric technicalities and functionalities to assist in delivering intelligent solutions to complex product requirements.
ADA also supports its Design Team with 3D SOLIDWORKS CAD software and 3D printing technology in the design and development process, which radically improves accuracy and reduces the cost of sampling.
With the ownership of Australia’s largest dedicated uniform manufacturing facility in Bendigo, Victoria, ADA has access to extensive equipment ranging from precision cutters, automated sewing machines and testing equipment for efficient assembly and quality assurance.
In addition, our Bendigo manufacturing facility also has over 120 specialist staff members ranging from CAD operators, Machinists and Quality officers to ensure we are able to turn around the most sophisticated designs into reality.
ADA’s manufacturing supply chain specializes in uniform solutions across the military, law-enforcement, health, fire and emergency services, workwear and corporate wear sectors.
Our dedicated in-house IT teams allow ADA to create customised e-commerce stores to manage uniform demands for our clients.
The end-to-end e-commerce portals cover fit, order and dispatch of garments to simplify the distribution of the most complex uniform wardrobes.
Your custom-built platform will include sizing tools for precise ordering. The measurement device uses a proprietary algorithm to recommend the ideal size for each garment, based on a range of measurements provided by the individual.
Our portals allow your employees to have the freedom to place their orders and track deliveries on the go.
Orders placed are picked, packed and dispatched within 48 hours of receipt.
Real-time access to live order data enables company procurement managers to monitor, control spend and extract data to compare against budgets at any time.
ADA can also tailor reports to customer requirements, as needed.
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