Respect for people and the planet is at the heart of everything we create. We choose to work with certified sustainable businesses from fibres through to our factories. Find out more about our certifications throughout our supply chain below.
Ethical Clothing Australia
We choose to knit with a Melbourne factory that is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia. ECA focuses on ensuring that local TCF workers are being paid appropriately, receiving all their legal minimum entitlements and working in safe conditions throughout the entire supply chain. The program maps a business’s Australian supply chain throughout design, production, and dispatch. Being accredited and supporting ECA accredited businesses strengthens the local industry and helps protect the wages, entitlements and conditions of workers in Australia’s TCF sector.
The ECA can only grant certifications in Australia, but our New Zealand factory adheres to the same high standards for the ethical treatment of their team in accordance with local labour laws.
Responsibly sourced Wool & Alpaca
RWS & RAS Certified.
The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS) safeguards the welfare of sheep, alpacas, and the ecosystems around them.
The standard requires all sites, from farms through to the seller, to be certified. RAS and RWS farmers and ranchers must meet animal welfare, land management, and social requirements.
New Zealand Wool
ZQ Certified Merino
ZQ Merino is sourced from New Zealand and has been certified to meet a world-leading standard of animal welfare, environmental sustainability, quality fibre, traceability, and social responsibility.
All the way from the fibre, to spinning, to the knitting and finishing of the garment, these pieces are made entirely in New Zealand. This means it has a transparent supply chain with the smallest possible carbon foot-print.
Better Cotton Initiative
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. Through BCI and its Partners, farmers receive training on how to use water efficiently, care for the health of the soil and natural habitats, reduce the use of the most harmful chemicals and apply decent work principles.
Our Australian-made merino pieces are crafted using Bluesign certified merino. This certification means;
• The highest degree of safety for the consumer
• Manufacturing with lowest possible impact on people and the environment
• Responsible use of resources
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
All of our yarns have been tested for harmful substances and therefore are harmless in human ecological terms. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of the extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue. In the test, they take into account numerously regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements.
OEKO-TEX® certifications take into account how directly the product will be in contact with the skin: our yarns are tested to the highest possible grade: “Product class I: Articles for babies and toddlers”.
If you have any questions about our supply chain, and for the most current copies of our certifications, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org