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Our Supply Chain

OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

First level

 

Garment suppliers.

Countries:

 

40% of our production is in China

60% of our production is in Bangladesh

 

 

Factories:

 

We have 100% traceability of all our garment suppliers

 

Our supply chain is composed of 16 factories in total with 9 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.
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  • 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

  1. We have 95% traceability of our cotton agents.
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  3. We have two key agents in Bangladesh supplying up to 35% of our cotton.
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  5. One supplier in China who supplies 20% of our total cotton - Of which 100% is Chinese cotton.
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  7. One agent in Bangladesh with whom we are buying traceable Australian cotton.
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  9. 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 regulated by Cotton Australia.

 

We became a member of BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) in 2018. This will ensure we are moving closer to our goal of 100% sustainable cotton as BCI are the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world.

 

Approximately 5% of our products are now using traceable GOTS 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.


Ethical production guide