GOTS certified fair trade factory in India
They make a large percentage of our organic cotton garments and all of our organic cotton Rosette bedding.
This particular factory is family run and has been in operation since the 1930’s.
Almost 20 years ago they decided to operate in a more socially and ecologically responsible way.
They gained fair trade certification and started using only organic cotton.
We’ve visited them and were uplifted by the worker’s conditions and wellbeing and the fact that they are treated with kindness and care.
All products from this factory are fair trade organic cotton and GOTS certified.
Linen factory in Qingdao China
We started producing linen styles in 2020.
Our linen is made from French flax and sewn in a factory in Qingdao China.
We have not been able to visit the factory due to COVID travel restrictions but they have agreed to our Social Compliance terms.
These terms cover the following topics:
- No child or underage labour
- A healthy and safe work environment provided for all workers
- No prison or forced labour used - specifically no use of forced labour from Uyghur people in detention
- No cotton or yarn used from the Xinjiang region in Northwest China made with forced labour
- All employees must be paid a living wage
- Employees hours in a normal work week does not exceed 48 hours
- Employees should have at least one day off per week
- Overtime must be voluntary
Family run factory in Indonesia
Some of your favourite surplus cotton prints are made into hair accessories, top sheets, cushions, coat hanger covers and some dresses.
Once this surplus stock cotton is sold through we will not be repeating these prints and new prints will be made using organic cotton or a more sustainable fabric alternative.
We have built a 15 year relationship with this factory.
They support local woman to work from home and be with their families.
We support our local craftspeople. By employing experts in pattern making, cutting, sewing and more we can make our smaller ranges and limited edition pieces.
This is a direction that we have been wanting to focus our attention on for some time.
There are so many benefits to using the talented people in our local area.
Less waste as we don't need to make so many items to fulfill large scale factories quotas, less fuel consumption and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere, greater quality control as items are made in-house or nearby, supporting the regional economy (we're not located in a big city!) and collaboration with our local people and being able to make smaller ranges.
During Covid while we have been staying home, we trained some of our shop staff to sew and make all sorts of items. It has been a fruitful time.
Third party products
When we source products from other companies or individuals we want to make sure they are ethically made.
Even down to the packaging they use to get their product to us is important. Every little bit of environmental awareness helps!