40 % of business is in China
60% of business is in Bangladesh
100% traceability of all garment suppliers.
Supply chain is composed of sixteen factories in total with nine key factories.
100% of garment factories have been visited and audited and are with whom we have the highest degree of transparency and engagement.
FABRIC SUPPLIERS & DYE HOUSES.
100% traceability of all fabric sources.
60% of business is with vertical suppliers who knit and dye their own fabrics.
20% of fabric is through one knitting source and one dye house in China.
20% is through a number of specialist fabric sources, all traceable.
100% transparency of this group of suppliers.
32% of business is with one Spinner in Bangladesh.
20% is with one spinner in China.
The balance of all spinners are traceable.
95% traceability of our cotton agents.
two key agents in Bangladesh supplying up to 35% of our cotton.
One supplier in China who supplies 20% of our total cotton - Of which 100% is Chinese cotton.
One agent in Bangladesh with whom we are buying traceable Australian cotton.
Two suppliers in Bangladesh who are part of our Organic Cotton Program.
Raw cotton originates from China, Australia, India, Brazil, USA, and Africa.
Chinese cotton makes up 40% of our production.
30% of cotton originates from Australia –Australian Cotton is specified for the purity of the cotton needed for light colours, and for its sustainability which is regulated by Cotton Australia.
BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) - currently working on a program to become a member of BCI early 2019. This will ensure we are moving closer to our goal of 100% sustainable cotton.
Approximately 5% of products are now using traceable GOT Licensed Organic Cotton. They are planning to increase this % in response to customer demand. Ultimately, Organic Cotton is the most sustainable product and therefore our preferred material. However, they recognise that there is a need to educate our customers further as to the benefits and hopefully encourage more customers to order products from our organic range.
SHOP ETHICAL COMPANY ASSESSMENT
A- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2019', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Assessment criteria fall into five main categories: policies, transparency and traceability, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental management.
This company is accredited with Child Labor Free, which certifies that a brand's supply chain, products and manufacturers are child labour free.