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We provide training and support. Our production takes place at around factories that are owned or subcontracted by suppliers. We set high standards for our suppliers and regularly monitor how well they live up to them. We look for long-term partnerships with our suppliers and engage in strategic partnerships with the best ones. Our strategic partners make more than 50 percent of our business. We are seeing that our strategic partners are performing very well against our requirements while still keeping up with improvements.
However, we also know that many of our suppliers and our entire industry have more potential to improve. To showcase that leadership in sustainability can go well together with best performance in other areas, we want to team up with some of our best partners and create model factories. These best practice examples should set standards for our industry in many areas including quality, sustainability, efficiency and lead times. We believe that everyone should be able to live of ones wages.
We prefer to see pay levels based on negotiations between employer and employees and for the law to lay down a reasonable minimum wage. This benefits all workers and is competition-neutral and hence the most long-term and sustainable alternative.
What engagement have you had with other high street brands to broker a better deal for garment workers and increase wages and conditions? A close collaboration with industry peers and many other stakeholders is key for change. Collaborating can help to increase the level of influence we have on a particular issue where working alone we would have less influence. Some examples of collaborations with other brands and governments:. In , we produced two training films to increase fire safety awareness amongst our suppliers and their employees.
This helps the workers to know how to act in case of fire and helps management to understand how to set up a safe infrastructure and systems to fight and prevent fire. In we teamed up with suppliers and local NGO's in Bangladesh to develop five short films and training packages in order to increase worker's awareness of their rights.
Since then we have also shared the material with other brands. In we developed similar films in India together with four other brands. We work to address this issue through collaborative actions and public policy. As a result, Tirupur Export Association has requested that their members boycott spinning mills where such schemes are in operation.
Together with about 60 other brands, NGO's and others we signed a pledge facilitated by the Responsible Sourcing Network committing us to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton. At the same time we have worked to influence relevant policy-makers.
In , the European parliament rejected a trade deal that would have made it easier for Uzbekistan to export textiles to Europe. Preliminary research from a coalition of groups and researchers expert in ethics and garment production shows that slowing down the production cycle even by as little as seven days creates huge positive effects in terms of ethics.
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The competition is open to graduating BA or MA students with garment-based collections. All applications must be received by July 31, The internship runs from January to June and will be tailored for the winner according to their skills and previous experience.
He has a clear vision for his brand, and a real wow factor in his collections. The jury spent time with each of the eight finalists, taking the opportunity to look through their collections.
After deliberating in private, the winner was announced to an audience of international fashion editors and stylists. The London-born graduate from the Central Saint Martins MA course not only cuts womenswear pieces that are both striking and desirable.
He also prints all of his own fabrics using ethical processes, and plans to open a print studio that will become a creative hub for other young designers in London.
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