voluntarily work to The Base Code Ethical Trading Initiative; an
independent and internationally recognised code of labour practice. We
are also SEDEX members, working in accordance with their best practice
guidelines. This includes regular, independent audits of all our
manufacturers and factories, known globally as SMETA audits.
this way we know the conditions in which our bags have been produced.
We know for example, that all employees have access to union
representation, with strict working hours, mandatory breaks and
monitored, healthy working environments.
secure ethical data exchange that SEDEX membership provides allows us
to investigate the supply chain as a whole, for instance the cotton
grower to the manufacturer. It gives us full traceability, enabling us
to make confident, ethical buying choices.
knowledge is not only important to ensure we meet our own ethical
standards, but because we can provide our clients with a guarantee that
their products have been ethically produced as well as being