It is not a form of parochialism that pushes us to stay within the borders.
We were tempted to bypass them, we admit it. When you are offered a service or product at prices that "we dream of here", you also give it a little thought. But we decided to stay here.
The MHUG world is made up of people, not just suppliers and numbers.
When we designed our products and were looking for laboratories that could make them, we consulted Mrs. Stefania, who has 40 years of experience on her shoulders and in her hands, and works for the big fashion brands. She was passionate about our dream and followed us with passion (and a lot of patience) from the beginning. Stefania and her artisans, one of the many laboratories of excellence and tradition that we can still find only here in Italy.
She loves her job, and has been a point of reference for us. When thousands of meters of fabric arrived en masse, he was able to find the smallest of defects, which no one else would have seen even under a microscope! He called us and with passion and precision he reported to us if there was something wrong, cursing those who don't put their heart into it when they work.
Then there is Laura and her laboratory, all working women, which we always go to visit with great pleasure. The discussion is always open with her too, and it is important for us to interface with those who have always done their job, because her mother has always done it too.
When we urgently need cotton for our MHUGs, we don't call a call center, but Beniamino, our reliable representative of one of the most important textile companies in Northern Italy. Punctual and precise, he also demonstrated great sensitivity when, for example, he promptly responded to our request to provide some fabrics for a beautiful project that a great woman, Mrs. Adele, is carrying out with so much love.
For packaging, attractive proposals came from Asia, but we decided to work with the legendary Engineer Guido. His company, near Bergamo, supplies large groups, millions of pieces a year. But he always finds time to come to us (we sometimes give out numbers, yes!) but we will never make them so important.
And then here there is Claudia, fundamental, and also Marco, Mirta, Olli, and all those thanks to whom MHUG exists.
We do not judge those who make different choices, if they are ethically correct. We just decided to hold on and continue production here.
Except for some raw materials - but only because there are none in Italy - the supply chain is all here. We are here. And from here it is easier and more immediate to check the quality of what we offer you.
We like working like this, and we hope to be able to do so for a long time to come!
Furthermore, a thought has always crossed our minds: by delocalising could we ever create tools for the well-being of mothers and children while having in our hearts even the smallest and most remote doubt that perhaps the person who would sew them, probably a mother herself, would not be granted , not just well-being, but perhaps not even fundamental rights?