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Sarah’s Embroidery: Ethical Policy

Sarah’s Embroidery: Ethical Policy

As we all work towards a more ethical and sustainable future, Sarah’s Embroidery is committed to ensuring that all trading is practiced in an ethical manner and expects equivalent standards of conduct from its business partners and suppliers. In our industry, it is important to be aware of the ways in which garments are supplied and manufactured, and in turn, ensure that our suppliers comply with all laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate. Sarah’s Embroidery will not knowingly trade with any supplier that does not comply with these laws and regulations.

Brands that we use and their ethical policy:

01. Dickies focus towards environmental impact and their responsibility in reducing waste. They aim to ‘RRR’ (reduce, reuse, recycle) and to work closely with environmental personnel to keep up to date and investigate future ideas towards environmental improvements.

03. Finden & Hales are setting the standards in working standards and conditions. It is of utmost importance that all workers are not only treated fairly under company regulations but also local country laws which affect the work force.

04. Front Row Clothing offer the sensible side of UK manufacturing, offering products which “stand the test of time” ensuring products can stand the test of time and strain of the workplace.

05. Fruit Of The Loom are pushing ‘The Fruit Code’ which employs recognition towards the local communities where factories are placed, and environmental issues on a local basis as well as worldwide concerns such as product transport.

06. Gildan embrace a more structured approach to corporate responsibility and were recently awarded as one of Canada’s top 50 environmentally friendly employers. Furthermore Gildan look deeply into product implications both locally and globally, environment, communities and workers and the infrastructure of the company to ensure fairness throughout production.

07. Helly Hansen ever since the foundations of the company in 1877 the business has been built on relationships, trust and mutual respect. Nothing is different today, Helly Hansen continues to ensure the countries they deal in or with are favourable of human rights, the labour market is fair and corporate bribery is not on the agenda. Moreover their environmental applications continue to play a large part in the sporting world.

09. Henbury focuses on creating the right relationships with the right companies and thorough inspections of work facilities. Wages and hours of work are top of the agenda for Henbury who warrant that work hours must be under that set by the government in the country in question.

10. Kustom Kit is dedicated to inspecting their whole supply chain and approving each aspect personally. Their attention to detail within the company structure both on a worker level and environmental are filtered down through the supply chain.

12. Portwest take over 100 years of service to the work wear industry and include their own morals and ethics to support the growing Portwest brand. With factories in both China and Europe the importance of equality between the work locations is paramount.

13. Premier have taken ethical responsibility to the next level with a future proof plan and mission to cover all areas of globalisation and interferences within the work place. From fabrics to employment Premier has an opinion.

14. Uneek translate ethical policy on a grand scale, they own their factories outright which enables Uneek to manage their ethical policy more closely and with better precision. They believe their ethos both factory side and client are the key to success.

15. AWDis customers can be assured that the vast majority of products have been monitored and tested to ensure that they meet WRAP’s stringent standards. This is extremely important to AWDis, whose commitment to ethical production and environmentally sound practices reflects both the company’s personal beliefs and the ideals of those who wear and love their products.

Taking a more ethical approach within Sarah’s Embroidery

  • Boxes from our suppliers are reused where possible.
  • Cardboard, plastic, cans and paper are recycled.
  • All embroidery threads used are Madeira threads which are biodegradable and only use chemicals from registered REACH suppliers.
  • Power sockets and unnecessary lighting are turned off when not in use.
  • Orders are only packed in plastic bags at the customer’s request (as of 1st April 2019).