An ethical and transparent supply chain is a key part of our holistic approach to sustainability. A clear understanding of how our activewear is made and where the materials come from is not a bonus, it's a necessity.
Strict social standards
We make sure to only partner up with those suppliers that adhere to fair and ethical practices, such as conforming to the standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and beyond.
Fair trade means that 100% of the collection should be produced under good working conditions. Good working conditions comply with the internationally recognized Standards of the ILO International Labour Organisation through the United Nations:
1. Employment is freely chosen
2. No discrimination
3. No child labor
4. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
5. Payment of Living Wage
6. Reasonable Hours of Work
7. Safe and Healthy working conditions
8. Legally Binding employment relationship
Made in Europe
All our material suppliers as well as our clothing production factory are based in Europe - all countries that have fair labor conditions. On top of that, we can confirm that all employees of our production partner in Portugal are paid above minimum wages.
Our suppliers in Portugal get 3rd party audits to ensure their high standards are being adhered to. For our production partner in Portugal, this is done as part of their GOTS certification. We also aim to visit our supplier in person once the Covid19 situation is resolved and it is safe to visit.
Traceable supply chain
Product development process: Sweden & Germany
TENCEL™ material production for all our tops: Portugal; TENCEL™ wood fibers sourced from Lenzing in Austria
TENCEL™ & Roica® V550 material production for our leggings: Germany; TENCEL™ wood fibers raw material sourced from Lenzing partner in Turkey, and Roica® V550 sourced from Germany
Natural rubber & organic cotton elastic band production: Austria and Germany; raw material sourced from Malaysia and Turkey (GOTS certified)
Clothes production/sewing factory: Portugal (GOTS certified)
Our suppliers and production partners in Portugal and Germany are REACH and STEP by Oekotex conform and certified, meaning that they adhere to specific social, environmental and health standards. On top of that, our production factory is GOTS certified.