Who Made My Clothes? Meet The Makers!

Who Made My Clothes? Meet The Makers!

FASHION REVOLUTION

Babe, the revolution is now and we are 👏 here 👏 for 👏 it 👏

If you’re not across the turning point of the global Fashion Revolution movement, know that it was sparked by a tragedy that took the lives of 1,134 garment workers, shook the world and thrust the very industry which created these brutal conditions into the public eye.

Six years on and consumers are calling – demanding – greater transparency from brands. People want to know who made their clothes, under what conditions and with what materials. And we say, hell YES, this is the revolution that had to happen.

Babe, let us take you on our sustainable and ethical journey so far. 

WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?

Our garments are made ethically in a factory in Dongguan, China. Making sure that we are doing right by our people is always on our radar, so it was a HUGE decision for us to have our factory there. Believe us girl, we would absolutely love to make all our items in Australia! But what we found was that it blew out the cost of our items to the point where they were just insanely expensive. We don’t want to be an exclusive brand. We are feminist, body positive and inclusive and these values shouldn’t only be available to a select few who can afford it!

We are currently treading a super fine line between quality items that are also accessible, sustainable and ethical and having a (closely watched) factory in China is part of this. Ok girl, we know that “Made In China” gets a bad rep and often rightly so, but we have a talented, happy and healthy team of production superstars who get paid a fair wage and work in awesome conditions! Sweatshop we are NOT.

On top of internal audits, our team also visit the factory regularly to make sure that the reports we get are accurate! Our latest audit was conducted in April 2019, here’s a breakdown of some important points we think you should know:

⚡The factory employs 80 people.

⚡Everyone has a signed employment contract with the factory.

⚡The average wage in the factory is over two and a half times the required minimum for this area. Plus, the people who work in the factory are provided with free meals and accommodation, so they can do more with the money they earn.

⚡Work starts at 8am and finishes at 6pm each day, with an hour and a half long break in the middle of that. Occasionally they are asked to work paid overtime but this is caped at three hours.

⚡Each person in the factory is provided with work safety insurance.

⚡The factory is fully compliant with local work safety law and comes equipped with fire extinguishers, emergency lights, exit signs, emergency evacuation maps and two fire exits on every floor. 

We also regularly chat with the factory employees and on our latest visit we had the opportunity to snap some photos of them (which they agreed we could share). Here are their stories:

 

Meet The Makers

KEVIN AND HONG


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