Our aim is to have a very clear understanding of our supply chain and knowing all of the suppliers involved in making our clothes, from start to finish. And on top of that, making 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).
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 (ILO Conventions No. 29 and 105)
- 2. No discrimination (ILO Conventions No. 100 and 111)
- 3. No child labor (ILO Conventions No. 138 and 182)
- 4. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining (ILO Conventions No. 87, 98, 135 and 154)
- 5. Payment of Living Wage (ILO Conventions No. 95 and 131)
- 6. Reasonable Hours of Work (ILO Conventions No. 1, 14, 30, 106)
- 7. Safe and Healthy working conditions (ILO Conventions No. 155)
- 8. Legally Binding employment relationship (ILO Conventions No. 158, 175, 177, 181)
We ensure ethical and fair production by having all our materials and production being done in Europe and in a close proximity to our home base in Sweden: All our material suppliers as well as our clothing production factory are based in Europe - all countries that have fair labor conditions. In addition to that we have the confirmation from our suppliers and production factory that they comply with the ILO standards.
Here a breakdown of activities and countries, including our suppliers and where they source their raw materials from:
- Design: Sweden
- Product development process: Sweden & Germany
- TENCEL™ material production for all our shirts: Portugal; TENCEL™wood fibers sourced from Lenzing in Austria
- TENCEL™ & Roica® V550 material production for our leggings: Germany; TENCEL™ wood fibers 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)
Regarding the GOTS certification criteria, you can find them here: https://global-standard.org/the-standard/gots-key-features/ecological-and-social-criteria.