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 first, shopping ethically can be difficult. This is due to the limited information that we, as customers, are exposed to. In order to help you make the right choice when shopping for your next outfit, we will tell you what to look for.
One way to make sure you are buying organic and ethically produced clothing is by looking for a well established certification. Such established certifications tell us that the materials that are used are grown with a passion to preserve our environment and maintain the wellbeing & safety of the employees involved in production. These certifications can be identified on the labels attached to the products (see image to the right for labels).
By identifying one or more of these logos, you will be able to tell apart the high-quality, organic and ethical products from the large amount of low-quality, unethically produced items.
Help us grow the ethical fashion community!