We want to make sure that the social and environmental impact of us bringing more clothes is as small as it possibly can be. For this reason we work with SOL'S and Bella + Canvas, suppliers who uphold strong commitments to social & environmental responsibility.
The visual concepts and design direction were developed by designer Patrick Hobson alongside Sophia Kearney and Steven Braines, with the garments and accessories developed, deconstructed and hand finished by designer and artist Rosie Dobby.
SOL'S has developed a reputation for high ethical and social values. As well as defending basic human values, protecting children from child labour and participating strongly in the work of charities and improving living conditions, they also work with NGOs in their fight against hunger, support the emancipation and the rights of women in Bangladesh and promote the development of sustainable systems.
They work with the Fair Wear Foundation to ensure there is no exploitation or discrimination in it’s factories, through paying a living wage, providing safe and healthy working conditions and reasonable working hours and the right to collective bargaining and employment contracts.
As far as SOL'S is concerned, observance of the Geneva Convention is a normal and natural obligation and SOL's ensures it is strictly observed in its partner factories. In order to achieve this, frequent and regular audits are carried out every year. SOL’S has made sure that its partners, in Bangladesh in particular, strictly respect the minimum working age of 18, seeing as the Geneva Convention merely limits the legal age to 14 or 16, depending on the countries that have signed the Convention.
SOL’S has been granted PLATINUM level WRAP social compliance certification by one of its main suppliers.
Bella & Canvas are a green company through and through. By focusing on energy reduction, water reduction and waste reduction, they analyse every stage of their production process - taking every opportunity to minimise their ecological footprint. Ultra-efficient dye machines save over 24 million gallons of water a week and their manufacturing facilities produce almost zero landfill.
They have a USA-strong approach to production. This means that almost the entire manufacturing process takes place in America, from designing, dyeing and cuttin. The garments are then assembled in the U.S or Central America. All production is 100% sweatshop-free and Platinum WRAP certified.