Collaboration, monitoring and transparency are essential parts of our journey to become a more responsible brand.
In 2013, we became a member of Amfori BSCI, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. Amfori is a business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. Their code aligns with international frameworks concerning human rights and labour standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Children's Rights and Business Principles, UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and OECD Guidelines, as well as the conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which are relevant to improving working conditions in the supply chain. The Amfori code of conduct has 11 principles which range from fair wages to no child labour, along with a step-by-step approach that enables companies to monitor, engage, get empowered and receive support to put sustainable trade at the heart of their business. Read more here.
BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE (BCI)
In 2018, we joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). This global not-for-profit organisation exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector's future.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)
GOTS is the world's leading standard for processing textiles made from organic fibres. GOTS certification is an independent assurance on organic product claims, which also includes compliance with specific environmental and social criteria across the entire supply chain.
HIGG INDEX MEASURING TOOL
The Clevercare logo is on every care label of every garment that we produce. Through Clevercare, GINETEX (the international association for textile care labelling) recommends easy ways to take better care of your clothes, increasing their longevity and decreasing environmental impact through small changes to your laundry habits.