Code of conduct
From the day we decided to launch our own label our goal was clear: to make high quality clothing that have the longest possible life, in a conscious and fair way. As a brand and store, we want to have a positive impact within the industry. We work with suppliers on improving manufacturing conditions and minimizing negative impact to workers, local communities and the environment. We made sure we partnered with suppliers and factories we trust. Ones who share our vision concerning fair labour, human rights, wages and working hours.
We expect all our suppliers to share our commitment to respecting the rights of workers—with particular care for the unique vulnerabilities and needs of worker groups such as women, migrants and temporary workers—and to advancing the welfare of workers and communities.
Code of Conduct
This is our agreement of labour rights and working environment. Each party needs to sign and comply with the Code of Conduct, which applies to all areas of the supply chain, to our suppliers and any subcontractors. The criteria in the Code of Conduct are based on the principles from The Fair Wear Foundation code that is built on eight labour standards taken from the International Labour Organisation Convention and the UN's Declaration on Human Rights.
- Employment is voluntary
The supplier does not use forced labour.
2. No Exploitation of child labour
There shall be no use of child labour. The age for admission to employment shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, not less than 15 years. (ILO Convention 138) “There shall be no forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom and forced or compulsory labour. [...] Children [between the age of 15-18] shall not perform work which, by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm their health, safety or morals.” (ILO Convention 182)
3. Supplier does not discriminate
The men and women employed by the supplier are not subject to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion or discipline, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social or ethnic origin or any other status protected by country law. Women and men shall receive equal pay for work of equal value.
4. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
The right of all workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively shall be recognised. The company shall, in those situations in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining are restricted under law, facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining for all workers. Workers’ representatives shall not be the subject of discrimination and shall have access to all workplaces necessary to carry out their representation functions.
5. Harassment and abuse are not tolerated
Supplier’s employees are treated with respect and dignity. Employees are not subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
6. Reasonable hours of work
Suppliers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Suppliers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Suppliers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in extraordinary circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.
7. Safe and healthy working conditions
A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided. Appropriate attention shall be paid to occupational hazards specific to this branch of the industry and assure that a safe and hygienic work environment is provided for. Effective regulations shall be implemented to prevent accidents and minimise health risks as much as possible. Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, unusual punishments or discipline, sexual and other harassment, and intimidation by the employer is strictly prohibited.
Here we share with you the list of our valued and trusted partners who helped us make our collections.