Ethics & Eco Credentials
We only use products from ethically responsible manufacturers, who have been subjected to strict standards of production and labour employment; all items are made with manufacturers that are either members of the Fair Wear Foundation (which assures living and working standards of workers) or are produced 'in-house' in WRAP Certified facilities.
We also only stock other independent brands who adhere to the same stringent measures as we do.
- The Fair Wear Foundation: Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation that works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve workplace conditions for garment workers in 11 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. The basis of the collaboration between FWF and a member is the Code of Labour Practices. This code requires all members to ensure workers have freely chosen to undertake paid work within a safe, secure and fair environment. For more information please visit the website
- WRAP Certified: The WRAP Principles are based on generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations.
The WRAP Certification Program’s objective is to independently monitor and certify compliance with these standards, to ensure that sewn products are being produced under lawful, humane and ethical conditions. Participating facilities voluntarily commit to ensuring that their manufacturing practices will meet these standards, and further commit to passing along, on their part, the expectation that their contractors and suppliers likewise comply with these standards. For more information, please visit the website
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- The Carbon Trust's Reducing Carbon Footprint - Introduced and overseen by the Carbon Trust, manufacturers produce products to strict standards in an effort to reduce the overall amount of CO2 and other greenhouses gases in the end-to-end production of the product. Manufacturers whose products have been certified with this label have reduced their CO2 footprint by around 90% through the use of renewable energy and technical advancements. For more information, please visit the website
- The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed with the aim of defining requirements in the textile industry that are recognised world-wide and that ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer. For more information, please visit the website
- Organic Blended Cotton Standards certificate is used for products that contain 5% minimum of organic material blended with conventional or synthetic raw materials. For more information, please visit the website
- Soil Association Organic - As the UK's largest organic certification body, the Soil Association provides certification to a variety of fashion, personal care and textiles businesses (small scale to large). From point of ginning through to trading, the textiles certification schemes assures these products have been made to the highest standards of quality and integrity – and that this has been independently verified. For more information, please visit the website
- 1% for the Planet is a partnership of companies that understand just how important it is that we protect the world we live in. Its members are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry, and know they have a part to play themselves. Together, they pledge their commitment to greater corporate responsibility from businesses, uniting donors and doers to help accelerate smart environmental giving.
The 1% for the Planet initiative operates as a non-profit organisation. It encourages businesses to help safeguard the environment by donating 1% of their turnover to grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities.
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 - Certifies that raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production contain no substance harmful to people or to the environment. For more information, please visit the website
As well as our products, we have done our best to ensure our own packaging is up to standard. In an effort to go plastic-free, all our packaging is fully recyclable. We use acid free tissue paper, hemp twine and card swing tags/postcards, and cardboard boxes.
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