Our factory partners are members of Sedex, short forSupplier Ethical Data Exchange. The Sedex database is a widely recognised online platform where registered companies openly share information about their social and ethical performance.
Our factory partners are Oeko-Tex approved. They are certified for GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard for organic cottons), GRS (Global Recycle Standard for recycled polys) and OCS (Organic Content Standard for fabric blends with organic cotton).
Oeko-Tex textiles and fabrics are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use. Organic certification means that textile and fabric products are grown according to strict guidelines on the use of petroleum based fertilisers, pesticides and synthetic products.
Reactive dyes are used, which are REACH compliant. REACH stands for registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.You must comply with REACH if you manufacture or supply articles, or are importing articles from outside the EU.
Reactive dye is reacts with fibres to form a covalent link, that is forming a permanent attachment in the fibre that is not removed by repeated treatment with boiling water under neutral conditions. Consequently, the dyes become parts of the fibre, leading to outstanding colour fastness to wash.
All the details about fabric composition, dyes and materials is available here.
We don’t currently name the factories we work with as they work with a range of partners and worry that some of the marketing we do around changing the fashion industry wouldn’t be liked by other brands and don’t want to lose their business.
We wish the fashion industry wasn’t like this but sadly it is and as such we need to respect our partners requests.
As we grow and start to produce more with these factories we hope to change this and ensure they feel comfortable sharing their story as well!