We’re using our disruptive mindset to drive positive change in fashion and beyond by rapidly testing and scaling sustainable innovations.
Test & Scale
We’re consistently testing and scaling in order to innovate. This data-driven mentality – fail-fast, learn and iterate – is deeply embedded in the culture here at SHEIN. Employees are encouraged to identify opportunities for improvement, conduct research and pitch potential solutions in their departments. This methodology allows us to test many solutions and quickly scale the ones that work.
Established in 2021, our 629,150 sq. ft. Innovation Center is a destination for the research and development of new waste-saving and efficiency-optimizing technologies necessary for scaling among our supplier partners. SHEIN is committed to elevating the garment manufacturing industry through research and development, establishing industry best practices and sharing key learnings and findings to drive organizational and process transformation.
With this Innovation Center, SHEIN is able to train and empower our supplier community to use new production models, processes and applications derived from our on-demand business model. Future R&D investments in innovative production solutions for garment manufacturing will include advanced production management systems and applications such as the use of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
Finally, the Innovation Center will offer consultation services to suppliers covering factory site selection, taking into consideration location, traffic and space, and facility design and layout, ensuring sufficient and effective allocation of space for workers, machinery and raw materials. With these services, our goal is to elevate our suppliers and actively contribute to their entrepreneurial success.