We’re committed to making clothes with a smaller environmental impact in places that treat workers well. So, when it comes to choosing where we make our clothes, we look at a number of different factors - quality, price, speed, reduced environmental impact, and working conditions for the people in the facility. Our partners share a common vision of sustainability, accountability, and transparency.
We currently require all our direct cut, sew & finish manufacturing partners to adhere to our Code of Conduct and additional policies (basically our requirements for ethical operations), and be monitored for compliance and continuous improvement.
We require our suppliers to participate in independent, third-party social assessments to ensure fair, safe and healthy working conditions throughout our supply chain. The goal of our assessments is not only to help us evaluate our supplier’s overall compliance but to also identify progress and stimulate improvement. All substandard audit findings must be remediated in a timely manner. It’s not just about what happens during the audit as an audit is just a snapshot in time - we prioritize active continuous improvement.
Here’s where our stuff was made in 2018:
We test all of our stuff against our Restricted Substance List (RSL) to confirm there are no hazardous substances in our products and to ensure our products are safe, and comply with international laws. Our RSL is based on the AFIRM Group industry level standards. This list applies to raw materials, finished goods and its components. Download the full version of our RSL with concentration limits.
Our Sustainable Partners Guidebook highlights our Code of Conduct, auditing and monitoring requirements, and our RSL.