Where's it from? Our Sourcing Logic

A question we are quite frequently asked by potential customers is 'Great prices, but where's it from?'.

The short answer is: Most of our garments are made in Bangladesh. However we encourage you to read our long answer:

We understand that while the sustainability of a product is important, the ethics involved in it's production are just as much of a buying factor.

However, in order to fulfil our mission to provide sustainable clothing at a price everyone can afford, we must continue to use traditional supply chains. These are the same supply chains and manufacture facilities used by highstreet and online retailers. Of course, the materials used to produce the garment are different and sustainable.

Having said that, we will never use companies who have not had their facilities certified by an appropriate authority such as WRAP or SEDEX. All manufacturers supplying Earth Wardrobe have a Modern Slavery Disclosure to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015.

We appreciate that the fashion industry has faced problems relating to pay and working conditions for a long time in certain countries. However we believe in endorsing clothing manufacturers who are eager to change the industry for the better and conform to independently set standards.

It's worth noting that certain countries rely heavily on the garment industry for their economy: UN trade data shows that Bangladesh exported over $12B of garments in 2015, up from around $8B in 2010. We want these countries to continue to grow their economy while ensuring pay and working conditions improve.

Earth Wardrobe Organic Essentials Range

Manufactured by The Cotton Group SA
A member of Amfori BSCI
A member of Fair Wear
Participant in the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
Facilities in Bangladesh

Russell Pure Organic Range

Manufactured by Fruit of the Loom, Ltd
A member of Amfori BSCI
A member of WRAP
Facilities in Bangladesh

Regenerated Cotton Sweatshirts Range

Manufactured by AWDIS Brands
All vendors are either WRAP or SEDEX certified
Facilities in Bangladesh and China

Mantis Tees Range

Manufactured by Mantis World Ltd
A member of Amfori BSCI, Textile Exchange
SA8000® Compliant
Facilities in Tanzania and Bangladesh

WRAP

WRAP is the world’s responsible production accreditor, for adherence to international ethical standards.

AMFORI BSCI

AMFORI is the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. All of production facilities are independently certified to the amfori BSCI standard to ensure they meet our compliance standards.

SEDEX

Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains.

 

 

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