We are not perfect, but we will be perfectly transparent as we tackle the various humanitarian and environmental issues that have plagued the fashion industry for far too long.
Brands do not know where all of their clothes are being produced. Supply chains mainly overseas, rampant subcontracting, and brands with an “ignorance is bliss” mentality are all contributing factors. How do brands know if their working conditions are safe if they don’t know which factories to assess? How do they know if workers are compensated fairly if they don’t know who their workers are?
When journalists report factory collapses, worker abuse, child labor, etc., it is not only news to the public – it is news to the brands responsible. For far too long, we have allowed the fashion industry to turn a blind eye to the numerous humanitarian and environmental issues that have persisted over many decades.
We believe that a responsible supply chain begins with knowing your supply chain. Below are some of our supply chain policies/philosophies:
Pay fair prices for products / do not constantly demand lower costs from factories
Slow fashion model – we make seasonless, high-quality garments made to last
Impose reasonable deadlines
The third-party auditor conducts frequent and random audits of our partner factories
Brands, in their pursuit of maximizing profits, are constantly putting pressure on factories overseas to make clothes cheaper and more quickly.
Factories, largely in impoverished areas of the world and desperate for western brands’ business, are forced to cut corners (e.g. subcontract portions of orders without brand’s knowledge to lower-cost factories) to satisfy brands’ unrealistic demands. This translates to underpaid workers, worker abuse, and unsafe working conditions.