Our Partners

We believe in the power of collaboration to create change. As a social impact business combating a huge problem, we actively engage in a collaborative spirit with our community of partners, from working with big manufacturers in completely new ways to empowering small social enterprises to stimulating local craftsmanship.

As part of our mission to reduce pollution created by the fashion industry, we strive to collaborate with manufacturers that align with our environmental impact values. We’re committed to optimising resources and increasing energy efficiencies, by collaborating closely with our manufacturing partners, we aim to reduce waste and mitigate climate change impacts.

Manufacturing Partners

We’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we’ve built with our manufacturing partners assuring us of the health, safety and wellbeing of all of the workers involved throughout our supply chain. Each of our partners adheres to our Code of Conduct.

TAL APPAREL
Meet our primary manufacturer, TAL Apparel

TAL Apparel is an award-winning, world leading menswear and womenswear garment manufacturer wholeheartedly committed to minimising their environmental impact while positively contributing to the communities in which they operate. They are dedicated innovators who like to think of science as an art form. They support us as our primary manufacturer.

Taking care of people

TAL Apparel abide by their Ethical Business Practises Policy (EBP) with each social policy adhering to our own ‘Fair Fashion’ principles, providing a fair living wage and safe working environment. As a global manufacturing group, TAL employees over 22,000+ employees in 6 countries with 20% of its workforce based in Thailand. TAL provides competitive wages and benefits and nurtures its employees by providing training and opportunity for growth.

Read TAL Apparel’s workers’ stories. Healthy and safe environment

TAL Apparel provides a safe and healthy workplace, eliminating any conditions or hazards. They scrutinize all chemicals used in their processes, striving to avoid any potentially harmful ones and work closely with suppliers to ensure compliance. All chemicals used in their finishing processes comply with current industry standards including AAFA, RSL and REACH.

TAL go above and beyond local laws and external codes to create a proactive culture of accountability and responsibility formulating long-term systems to enhance both the social and environmental aspects of the workplace. Read TAL’s complete Code of Conduct: Ethical Business Practises Policy (EBP) for more details.

Sustainability is a matter of ownership. Holding ourselves to the social and environmental impacts of our operations guides our strategy to embrace ‘People, Planet, Profit’ as a triple bottom line approach.

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TAL Apparel

How we collaborate with TAL Apparel

We work directly with TAL Apparel’s Made-to-Measure department, a small team of passionate and skilled workers that embrace our journey to design out waste by upcycling and innovative pattern cutting. Our fabrics are sourced by luxury brands, mills and manufacturers that are then cut into patterns designed with minimal wastage. Each piece involves a talented team from pattern maker Ms Lampoon, pattern cutter Ms Ramjan, seamstress Ms Sunisa and final quality checking by Mr Kansak. The team’s highly experienced people craft each piece with special attention to detail ensuring quality standards are met before they are labelled and shipped.

SPLENDID TAILORS
Meet our local Hong Kong manufacturer, Splendid Tailors

Splendid is a social enterprise with a small garment factory in Hong Kong that is run by charity, Lok Kwan Social Service. Supported by a community of tailors with years’ of garment making experience, they promote diverse local employment for people in the local community who have employment and living needs, including new arrivals and young people who have just left school.

Supporting community and people

Splendid was founded with the mission to empower the local community and currently employs a diverse group of skilled local artisans and craftspeople ranging from young people through to retired seamstresses, offering flexible work in a relaxed and friendly environment. Splendid are often seen making for local independent designers and provide sewing skills training to young people, promoting artisanal local craft.

Healthy and safe environment

A ‘home-from-home’, our designers say. Splendid provides a warm and safe environment for their workers. A traditionally run garment factory led by women, it has the charm and expertise of an atelier with an emphasis on craftsmanship. How we collaborate with Splendid Tailors

We produce small, limited batches on selected styles with Splendid. Conveniently located in our home city, we’re able to support local production and make regular visits to the factory for design development meetings and fittings. The Splendid team promote the usage of traditional techniques creating paper patterns and mock ups by hand. We work with their makers to test garments by draping and refining the designs through a collaborative process. Pattern cutter and seamstress Sandy Ng oversees the complete production approving every final stitch of our garments.

Knowledge Partners

We meticulously select the best materials, checking for quality, easy wash care and durability. Find out more about our partnership with world-leading testing laboratories company SGS.

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Packaging Partners

In our ongoing efforts to reduce pollution created by the fashion industry, we have partnered with world-leading innovative packaging solutions providers, Avery Dennison and Hydroplast.

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TESTING PARTNER

We rescue high calibre unwanted fabrics, avoiding the need to create virgin materials for fashion. With that being said, we meticulously select the best materials, checking for quality, easy wash care and durability. Working with our partner, SGS, they conduct physical and chemical testing to assess our upcycled materials and fabrics based on our scopes.

SGS

We have partnered with the world-leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS. With more than 97,000 employees, they operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world in 2019.

SGS is committed to embedding sustainability thinking through delivering innovative solutions by testing, inspection, assessment, certification and training services that help their customers to succeed in a changing world. For the sixth consecutive year, SGS has been named industry leader in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe in 2019.

With SGS’s knowledge and capabilities, we’re able to assess the quality of fabrics for upcycling to use within the circular fashion system. SGS conducts a full range of product testing to ensure the safety of our upcycled materials.

Manufacturing Partners

We believe in the power of collaboration to create change. We collaborate with manufacturers that align with our environmental and social impact values within a healthy and safe environment.

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Packaging Partners

In our ongoing efforts to reduce pollution created by the fashion industry, we have partnered with world-leading innovative packaging solutions providers, Avery Dennison and Hydroplast.

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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING PARTNER

We’re a world hooked on convenient yet catastrophic single-use plastic. Today, we produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population.

In our ongoing efforts to reduce pollution created by the fashion industry, we are pleased to announce partnerships with world-leading innovative packaging solutions provider Avery Dennison and creators of an environmentally friendly, water-soluble packaging for our garments, Hydroplast.

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Avery Dennison

Global labelling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison are committed to transforming our industry and to make a material difference to the world in their progress toward their 2025 sustainability goals. A signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) network, the company has strengthened its commitment to a global transition to a circular economy. Through our partnership with Avery Dennison, we are innovating new ways to deliver our branding and core values through sustainable labelling materials. From woven brand labels produced from recycled yarns to zero-waste water-soluble hangtags and innovative solutions to communicate our ‘Wash Less, Wear More’ care campaign.


Sustainable labelling solutions created in partnership with Avery Dennison
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HYDROPLAST

Conventional plastic bags are not biodegradable and break down into microplastics that are harmful to the environment and wildlife. Hydroplast bags are 100% safe for humans, animals and the environment. Marine-safe, compostable, and water-soluble, you can dispose of your Hydroplast bag in several ways including in the compost, recycling, or simply in the trash. But best of all you can dispose instantly by placing it in hot water.

Through our partnership with Hydroplast, we’re able to reduce our impact on the environment and provide our customers EN13432* certified protective garment bags. Any waste materials that are created during the manufacturing process of Hydroplast bags are collected and reprocessed to ensure that wastage is drastically reduced, striving for a circular production process.

*EN13432 certifies a product as biodegradable according to European standards.

Manufacturing Partners

We believe in the power of collaboration to create change. We collaborate with manufacturers that align with our environmental and social impact values within a healthy and safe environment.

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Knowledge Partners

We meticulously select the best materials, checking for quality, easy wash care and durability. Find out more about our partnership with world-leading testing laboratories company SGS.

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R Collective Impact

We donate 25% of our profits to Redress, reducing waste and driving sustainability in the fashion industry.

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