This supplier is one that we can really be proud of. They run 100% on solar power and hold certifications with the Organic Content Standards (OCS 100 and OCS Blended) and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Not only are the fibres that they use sustainable, but their processes are too. All their manufacturing facilities are carefully audited, and they have their own QC staff employed to ensure that the strict standards they have in place are met. They also adhere to EU standards for dyeing and wastewater treatment – processes that can have devastating effects on the environment if they are not done responsibly. As well as the massive ground they are making in environmental sustainability, they are also doing amazing things when it comes to their staff. They were the first Chinese member of the Fair Wear Foundation, a European NGO that works to improve the workplace conditions in the garment and textile industry.
To sweeten the deal even further, they participate in multiple humanitarian efforts. In 2013 they started a foundation that aims to help those that have been affected by physical disabilities by assisting them with medical bills and day-to-day expenses. They also donate to a Leprosy Project hoping to make breakthroughs in the antibacterial properties of hemp to assist those affected with Leprosy.