Ethical sourcing / Our factories

UK partner factories

Our background is in garment manufacturing and a large proportion of our garments are made in the UK.

Three of our main suppliers are within 15 miles of our premises in Walsall, West Midlands

They are family business like our own and they hand-deliver to us on a weekly basis.

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Chinese factory

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Our fourth main supplier is located in China, an absolutely superb production that is a member of Sedex, the world’s leading ethical supply chain body, and regularly audited by an independent organisation using the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit criteria.

It is also fully conforming to the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, and audited by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).

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The UK’s first Fairtrade Pilot Shirt

We are very proud to be the only company in our industry to offer a pilot shirt made with Fair Trade certified cotton. Using Fair Trade cotton means that small farmers get a fair and guaranteed price for their cotton, rather than being forced to sell at market rates which can mean they have to sell at a loss. It also gives them collective bargaining power by joining with other small farmers to make a Fair Trade Co-operative. Fairness is at the centre of what we do.

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Main warehouse, storage and office

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Our main warehouse in Walsall is the hub of our business, and we employ as many local people as we can, meaning less commuters and shorter commutes for those that do. The main body of our staff are longstanding, with a vast knowledge of our industry, something our customers see when they come to visit us.

We’re audited at least once a year on our company practises, which include all of our policies, by an unbiased external source. We are also audited and certified to ISO9001 quality management and ISO14001 environmental management.

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Recent News

April 22nd, 2019

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