You should hold businesses accountable because our production choices have an impact. Which is why we do some serious research on the manufacturer/production partners we work with to make sure they have the same high standards that we do when it comes to both human and environmental wellbeing.
Each partner has a high mark on their BSCI ethical audit, or has reached SA8000 standard.
OK, but what does that mean?
Essentially, they must meet a high social standard that guarantees:
healthy work conditions
and no child or forced labor
Our partners have positive reports on wastewater and mud treatment (which is traditionally harmful in production).
We test our fabric for harmful substances to ensure we don’t put anything nasty into the planet.