We don’t do it alone.
Most companies rely on partnerships to produce their clothing. We’re just the same.
We feel a responsibility for every person involved in the creation of our apparel. When we started our search for partners, we decided on a few things we aren’t willing to compromise on. The first is the fair treatment of workers. The second is good factory conditions. The third is high quality production.
We make our apparel in China, a place that’s been justifiably criticised for some of the working conditions there. We don’t shy away from this. But China is also home to some world class eco-fabric and apparel manufacturers. Instead of closing that door, we decided to support companies that are genuinely committed to all-round excellent standards that are independently verifiable.
We only work with companies we know and trust who live up to these principles.
All our partners uphold Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) standards and follow the BSCI Code of Conduct. BSCI companies must pay above minimum wage, use no child labour, and any overtime must be optional and paid at a higher rate. Factories are independently audited to verify this.
Our partners encourage development for the people they employ. This means working environments with standards that facilitate long term employment and growth. Every year, we will allocate part of our profits to creating upskill opportunities for people who work in our supply chain.
Our apparel is highly technical and made to last. Our partners have the technological capabilities and track record to produce clothing to this high calibre. Whether in fabric production or pattern cutting, our partners all have specialist experience creating precise, high performance apparel.
A family owned business who specialise in technical fabrics. Simon and Ellisa, the husband and wife team who run Bluewave, aim to provide equal opportunities for women. The majority of their workforce is female. They encourage technical innovation and the women they employ are able to evolve their skill set in different areas of production.
They’re also excellent at what they do. They have a wealth of experience producing high performance clothing with a precision fit - and they have the technology in place to execute every piece to our high standards.
China Eco Fiber
Specialists in sustainable premium eco-friendly textiles and garment production. Their fabrics are Global Organic Textile Standard and Global Recycled Standard certified. Their printing and dyeing process meets the highest European eco standard, Oeko-Tex 100 certified.
They have been independently audited by one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisations, SEDEX. They are also applying to become a certified B Corporation, considered the gold standard for good business.
25 years experience working in the headwear business. Henry Xu, Joe Young and Tommy Xu lead the team at MasterCap. Their company creates a wide range of headwear products for brands globally.
They are a member of the Fair Labour Association and operate a working environment that provides equal employment opportunities with an emphasis on social responsibility. They have a particular focus on reducing environmental pollution and the products they produce are all Bluesign approved.
20 years of experience supporting professional and technical development. Tyler Liu, who runs T&B, fosters a working environment with a family culture that encourages development opportunities for the people who work there.
T&B operates a vertically integrated business that spans fabric and garment production. The in-house team focuses on recycled sources wherever possible. Their products meet ISO 9000 standards. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent body that requires production to a certain standard and a commitment to continual improvements.