Ethical Manufacturing

We only work with trusted manufacturers that have the same sustainable vision as us. 

 


FABRIC MANUFACTURER
ITALY


WATER
The water is taken from the company boreholes, then it’s used for three different production cycles. First, it is used to cool down the knitting machines oil. Second, it is treated and used for cooling down the dyeing machinery. Third, it is collected and re-used for rinsing fabrics after they are dyed. Next it is fed to the company internal water homogenisation plant. After the water is equalised, it is introduced into the consortium waste water treatment plant where it is chemically, physically and biologically treated after which, the clean water is discharged into the river, without any polluting content.

62.3% of the water used in the production process in 2019 was actually recycled. In just one year they have recovered and re-used over 551,972 m3 of water, which is equal to the annual consumption of about 8600 people.

ENERGY
The electricity used in the manufacturing processes comes exclusively from renewable sources. 1,286,078 kwh was saved in 2018, which is equal to the annual energy consumption per capita of over 1900 people.

Thanks to an innovative cogeneration plant, they have independently produced over 10.590.000 kwh of energy, i.e. the power needed to light up 15 Eiffel towers for one year. 61% of their total consumption.

CO2 EMISSIONS
Thanks to their cutting-edge fumes treatment plant, their emissions into the atmosphere are 10 times lower than the limits set by the European law.

In 2019 they prevented 2,425,000 kg of CO2 from being released into the environment. This is equivalent to the amount of emissions produced by cars if they were to go round the world 530 times.

WASTE
99% of the waste they produce is recycled and re-used, so the equivalent of the content of 160 garbage trucks avoids ending up in the landfill.








CLOTHES MANUFACTURER
INDONESIA

Their employees are paid well over the minimum wage monitored by the Indonesian Manpower Department with decent working hours and they receive double wages for working overtime. The working conditions are on-par to western standards and we can attest to this as we conduct quarterly visits to the factory. All employees receive free medical insurance which covers doctors' fees, prescribed medication and hospitalisation which is also extended to their spouse and up to three children. Other employee perks include a healthy freshly cooked meal for lunch every day. They have a strict no discrimination policy and no child labour practices. One thing we love about them is that they love animals and take care of lots of stray cats and dogs.

Their sustainability mission is very similar to ours as they predominantly use organic fabrics, organic dyes and bio-degradable packaging. They have a zero water pollution policy in place. The pattern drawing and planning is computerised so as to make sure that there is minimal scrap fabrics when cutting patterns and any left-over fabric scraps are donated to a local charity where they make saleable goods.