I am pleased to announce that we have joined the Fair Wear Foundation.
With the support of Fair Wear we will be able to ensure that all the people involved in making our clothes are treated with respect, receive a decent wage, work in a good environment and have full rights.
Our suppliers are a key part of our business, and most of them are long term partners. We have ten main factories making 95% of our clothes, and on average we have worked with these companies for 14 years. So we already know them very well. They are small factories, focused on making high quality clothes, each with their particular area of expertise. I have personally visited them many times over the years and so I am confident that they share our values in terms of respect for people and the environment.
However, we are a small business without the resources for continuous factory audits, so we looked around for someone to help us with this. There are a number of organisations in this field but I was particularly impressed with Fair Wear because their approach is very pragmatic and focused on driving real change in the workplace. They will regularly audit our factories and then we will agree together with the management of our suppliers on areas for improvement. Together we will make a real change for the better.
Founder and Creative Director