Wholesale Foodservice Supply
Monarch Brands provides bulk bar mop terry towels, spun poly and cotton-poly twill aprons, bulk bistro and solid napkins, and kitchen towels to commercial laundries, foodservice suppliers, and major restaurant e-commerce platforms. We are have recently quadrupled our wholesale foodservice offerings and are excited to bring you more foodservice and retail offerings in the future. If you have a special request we will work with you to develop and private label your new SKU.
Wholesale Janitorial Supply
Monarch Brands is known for supplying bulk microfiber cloths, mops, and hardware to Janitorial and Sanitation (JanSan) Distributors. We have the capacity to ship containers of bulk microfiber mops to national distribution centers, truck pallets of bulk rags to regional chains, and blind drop ship a pack of microfiber cloths directly to your customers. Our JanSan lines evolve with the times. For example, in response to COVID-19, we developed lines of non-woven pre-soaked disinfectant wipes and SilverSure antimicrobial treated microfiber cloths. We private label wholesale microfiber cloths for several companies, and can do so for you.
Wholesale Textile Rental
Monarch Brands wholesale textile rental lines are sought after by commercial laundries due to their longevity and quality. For instance, our bulk institutional towels blend the strength of a poly ground with the softness of 100% ring-spun cotton. We carry several weights and qualities of bar mops in five color stripes, often private labeling for larger textile rental companies. SmartChoice microfiber mops are available in light-weight foam-filled mops (for high-loss environments) to microfiber-filled mops that last 500 washes. Our Mariposa napery marries spun poly filament with spun poly to achieve a perfect balance of price and quality. Ask our laundry experts to work with you. We’ll recommend samples for you to put through the wringer, then provide you with an affordable program.
Wholesale Hospitality Supply
Supplying bale packed bulk institutional towels to hotels is what got us started in the linen business. We understand that making the best white towel isn’t necessarily about making the plushest, most massive towel. It’s about providing excellent choices for the budget. We work with our customers to offer towels that balance lifecycle with comfort. Our towel lines have grown to include wholesale institutional white towel cartons, 100% cotton colored towels, specialist gym towels, makeup removal towels, and sheets.
Wholesale Industrial Supply
Wholesale industrial supply is our wheelhouse. We started in the bulk rag business and were one of the first companies to implement a private label wiper program. We re-purpose millions of pounds of used textile products annually. These items are generated from used clothing or discarded institutional textile use. All products are cut and inspected by hand. We have expanded since the early days, offering several woven rags, retail packed products, bulk microfiber cloths, and mops, as well as all textiles necessary to keep the wheels of industry turning. Ask our industrial supply professionals about developing an MRO program today.
Since 2014 Monarch Brands has made its retail program vertical a priority. We hired rug and towel specialists with first-hand mill relationships, bolstered the marketing and design department, and manage a healthy new product development program. We work with department store chains to develop trending kitchen towels, bath towels, and microfiber products. The warehouse has evolved with a sizable pick and pack area to handle blind dropshipping for national chains. Our e-commerce department has established MAP for every SKU that’s available to be sold online. Talk to us about developing a retail or e-commerce program today.
Monarch Brands Ethical Sourcing Overview
At Monarch Brands, we leverage our experience and purchasing power to find the perfect blend of quality and price point for our customers. We thrive and surpass our customers’ expectations in service, quality, delivery, and sustainability by following our company principles. We ethically source products from global suppliers, partnering with Manufacturers/Stakeholders who champion ethical business practices.
There are many facets to our Ethical Sourcing Model. At the factory level, considerations include ethical business dealings, health, safety, and the condition of the work environment, wages, and benefits. Specifically, we guard against:
Textile production (particularly the dyeing process) is the primary polluter of freshwater systems in the Asian region, where most mills are located. Factories discharge polluted water from wet processing units directly to water streams. Some countries have made laws to stop the direct discharge of textile pollutants to the water system. Without having an effluent treatment plant (ETP), factories can not gain approval for wet processing. Some well-known brands like Ikea and Walmart also mandate that they not enlist a new vendor that does not have a functional ETP and delist existing vendors who are not compliant. Wastewaters from the processing plant get treated inside the ETP using a biochemical method before being discharged to the water system.
Regional Bangladeshi Effluent Treatment Plant.
Some of our suppliers have their own Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to treat polluted water before it is discharged into the groundwater. Other factories use common ETP provided by their respective authorities. We have brought in textiles that bypass the wet dyeing process altogether with products such as Clear Water Cabana.
Sweatshops & Child Labor
A sweatshop is a factory where manual workers earn meager wages, where poor working conditions and inadequate ventilation impose considerable health and safety risks. Sweatshops were commonplace in the United States long before companies moved their factories overseas in the mid-90s. US consumers became concerned as news of big brand-name products being produced in sweatshops emerged. Most of the workers employed in those sweatshops were illiterate and, as a result, were vulnerable to exploitation. An alarming number of big-name brands were guilty of using sweatshops. In the mid-90s, new regulations to safeguard employees’ health and safety, wages and benefits, and eliminate child labor were instituted. Big brands complied with regulations to save their ailing reputations and capital losses. Compliance requirements, via audits, are now mandatory for factories who want to manufacture products for any large company.
Child Labor in factories was also widespread. With increased supervision and diligent auditing, it has decreased significantly, yet child labor still exists. Monarch Brands periodically visits mills and employs agents to partner responsibly with compliant factories worldwide, taking pride in environmental stewardship and ethical business practices.
Open floor plan and modern ventilated equipment at a Monarch Brands partner mill.
The Rana Plaza disaster was the deadliest single factory accident in Bangladeshi history. Despite all the compliance requirements, greedy factory owners who exploited loopholes in the system failed 1132 poor hardworking Bangladeshi men and women who died in the collapse.
The Price Of Compliance
To maintain such a good record in health and safety and environmental protection, considerable capital and recurring costs are involved. For example, to set up a sizeable Effluent Treatment Plant, a factory needs to invest approximately two million dollars. Despite cost centers driving up the price of textiles, Monarch Brands has been able to keep product prices historically low by leveraging its buying capacity and commitments of year-long production to the factory. Monarch Brands is proud to keep its promise of ethical and sustainable business practices to society and future generations. We stand by our mission to deliver outstanding value and vow to protect People, Planet, and Profit.
Some of the certificates that Monarch Brands possesses are listed below.
ISO – 9001:2008. ISO – 9001:2015, ISO – 13485: 2003, ISO-14001-2004, ISO – 18001
BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative
WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production
CE – Health, Safety, and Environmental Protection
C-TPAT – Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism