We sleep well at night knowing that our items have been made by women who are paid a living wage and whose working conditions are closely monitored to ensure they are treated fairly and respectfully.
For this reason, we only work with ethical fashion manufacturers, one here in the UK and the other in Portugal. Our UK partner is a non-profit social enterprise who trains young women and develops their skills within the fashion industry. Our Portuguese manufacturer is GOTS* certified and only employs women who currently live in the area. By doing this, they ensure the rich textile heritage of the community is preserved.
We have chosen the GOTS because it is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles (clothing, home textiles, and personal care products) made from certified organically produced raw materials. It includes strict environmental criteria and also social criteria for operations along the entire textile supply chain.
*Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): organic natural industry standard. All processors, manufacturers and traders are inspected once a year. This certification is performed by independent specially accredited bodies and is the basis of the GOTS monitoring system in order to provide a credible assurance for the integrity of GOTS certified textiles.
At AmaElla we are committed to our core values of quality, sustainability, customer centricity, and honesty. We meet the social criteria based on the key norms of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UN guiding principles.
This social criteria forms the backbone of what AmaElla stands for; it helps create our every move. It includes:
- Traceability of Production
- Prohibition of Child Labour
- Employment is Freely Chosen
- Health & Safety of Work Environments ensured
- Paying Living Wages
- Respecting Women's Rights
- All Employees are treated with Respect & Dignity
Staying true to these guidelines will ensure that we remain an ethically driven brand with a mission to create a positive impact in the fashion industry and cease the damaging power of fast fashion.