We aspire to all our clothing products wherever possible using sustainable sources of materials, and ethical working practices during production.
Our clothing suppliers use organic cotton which drastically reduces the use of water in production. In their words:
‘We allow crop rotations, and biodiversity. There’s no use of GMO’s and the result is also a softer cotton that you can directly feel on your skin when you wear it.’
All garments will state which country they are produced in, and all suppliers are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and/or Fair Wear Foundation.
GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, including restricting the use of chemical substances and requiring compliance with social criteria. OCS Blended applies to all goods that contain a mix of organic cotton with other material. The OCS 100 tracks the purchase, handling and use of 100% certified organic cotton fibres in yarns, fabrics and finished goods through the use of transaction certificates for factories that don’t yet comply to the GOTS standard.
Fair Wear Foundation: Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent nonprofit organisation working with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for textile and garment workers. FWF tracks the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies. As a socially responsible actor, our suppliers comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices.
For our postal packaging we will use recycled plastic.
Finally we like Yorkshire, we’re based here, and our designers, web guys and contributors are all Yorkshire born and bred. Wherever possible we will use local talent, inspiration and suppliers. #DDG