OUR SUPPLY CHAIN.

 

FIRST LEVEL – GARMENT SUPPLIERS.

COUNTRIES:

  • 40% of our business is in China.
  • 60% of our business is in Bangladesh.

FACTORIES:

We have 100% traceability of all our garment suppliers

  • Our supply chain is composed of sixteen factories in total with nine key factories.
  • 100% of our garment factories have been visited and audited and are with whom we have the highest degree of transparency and engagement.

For more information on our factories – click here.


SECOND LEVEL – FABRIC SUPPLIERS & DYE HOUSES.

We have 100% traceability of all our fabric sources.

  • 60% of our business is with vertical suppliers who knit and dye their own fabrics.
  • 20% of our fabric is through one knitting source and one dye house in China.
  • 20% is through a number of specialist fabric sources, all traceable.

THIRD LEVEL – YARN SPINNERS.

We have 100% transparency of this group of suppliers.

  • 32% of our business is with one Spinner in Bangladesh.
  • 20% is with one spinner in China.
  • The balance of all spinners are traceable.

FOURTH LEVEL – RAW COTTON.

  • We have 95% traceability of our cotton agents.
  • We have 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.

FIFTH LEVEL – COTTON FARMS.

  • Our raw cotton originates from China, Australia, India, Brazil, USA, and Africa. 
  • Chinese cotton makes up 40% of our production.
  • 30% of our cotton originates from Australia –Australian Cotton is specified for the purity of the cotton needed for light colours, and for its sustainability which is requlated by Cotton Australia.
  • BCI (Better Cotton Initiative). We are 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 our products are now using traceable GOT Licensed Organic Cotton. We are planning to increase this % in response to customer demand. Ultimately, Organic Cotton is the most sustainable product and therefore our preferred material. However, we 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.

 

 

 

 

NUMBER OF FACILITIES IN TOTAL:


16 GARMENT FACTORIES

7 KNITTERS

6 DYE HOUSES

6 CHINESE SPINNERS

8 BANGLADESH SPINNERS

 

SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE:

For information on our Audit Program and Supplier Performance – click here.

 

 

 

 

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Ethical Production Guide here.