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There are between 75 million workers* making the world’s clothes and shoes - 80% of them are women* - with families to feed and dreams of their own.
We really care about the people who make our clothes, so we only work with manufacturers who can guarantee the safety and wellbeing of all the workers involved throughout our supply chain. Our Code of Conduct stipulates that we must create a healthy work environment inside the factories and pay fair wages.
We have long-lasting and committed relationships with our manufacturing partners, who we consider friends of our collective and who are also committed to people and the planet.
We have a range of our manufacturing partners, some of whom specialise in different material types, which reflects and responds to the diverse types of waste materials that we rescue.
Meet TAL Apparel
Committed to minimising their environmental impact
We work with TAL Apparel, an award-winning, world leading garment manufacturer who is wholeheartedly committed to minimising their environmental impact while positively contributing to the communities in which they operate.
TAL Apparel goes above and beyond local laws in the six countries they operate in to create a proactive culture of accountability and responsibility by formulating long term systems that enhance the social and environmental aspects of the workplace. This global manufacturing group has over 22,000 employees across and they abide by their Ethical Business Practices Policy.
Dedicated to the finest products and developing sustainability
We work in close partnership with Milagros, an iconic, family-owned womenswear and accessory manufacturer with four decades of history working for various top fashion brands and designers from their Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai facilities.
Milagros creates a selection of our womenswear and corporate gifts, and our successful and highly collaborative working relationship enables us to rescue a wide range of waste materials for reuse and redesign.
Milagros is committed to sustainability. They work with BLUESIGN and OEKO-TEX® certified dyeing mills and by 2023 they aim to use 50% fabrics with some sustainability elements, such as recycled and organic materials. Building on our successful relationship, they actively seek further opportunities and partners to reduce and repurpose surplus materials.
Meet High Fashion Group
Leading garment manufacturer that combines sustainability and innovation
We partner with Hong Kong headquartered, High Fashion Group, a leading silk innovation partner on their most well-known 100% recycled silk yarn. Together, we have trialled various silk recycling projects to rescue and recycle complex silk waste materials and convert these into a wide range of responsible products.
As an industry leader that highly values corporate social responsibility, High Fashion Group integrates sustainability into its daily operations, manufacturing processes, products, research and development. They strive to lower their impact on the environment and improve product traceability by acquiring world-renowned green certifications, such as OEKO-TEX® and bluesign® labels.
Meet Crystal International Group
World leader in the apparel manufacturing industry
Crystal International Group Limited is a global leader in the apparel manufacturing industry and are recognised for their significant social and environmental contributions and innovations. They were ranked 17 out of 50 in the 'Change the World' list by Fortune Business Magazine in 2016 and also received the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE).
Our collection Denim Reimagined was produced by their eco model denim manufacturer, which has implemented many sustainability initiatives over the past 10 years, with significant savings of energy, carbon footprint, water and chemicals, according to the Group’s Five-Year Sustainability Targets.
Meet Splendid Tailors
Supporting our local community and people
We love working with Splendid, a social enterprise with a small garment factory in Hong Kong that is run by charity, Lok Kwan Social Service. As a traditionally run garment factory led by women, it has the charm and expertise of an atelier with an emphasis on craftsmanship.
Their community of expert tailors promote diverse local employment for people in the community who have various employment and living needs, including new arrivals and young people who have just left school.