The Most Progressive Ethical Clothing on Earth.
Fair Trade Practices
Under the organic standard, farmers and agricultural workers are protected by stringent social criteria, total traceability across the entire supply chain, but also by the ban on the use of poisonous pesticides and defoliants which can severely damage the health of farmers and families. These standards also free poor farmers tied into third world debt to chemical companies on the ‘pesticide treadmill’.
Justice for Workers
Pressure to quickly produce increasing quantities of cheap textiles has lead the clothing industry to allow some of the most unethical trade practices on the planet: worst examples include child labour, excessive working hours and unsafe & unhygienic working conditions.
To ensure that EarthPositive® does not contribute to the social injustice seen in manufacturing, commonly known as sweatshop labour, since 2006 they have made transparent their manufacturing supply chain with independent audits by the non-profit organisation the FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION (FWF)
FWF exists to promote fair labour conditions in the textile industry worldwide.
By affiliating to FWF EarthPositive® have committed to implementing and maintaining a Code of Conduct designed specifically for the garment industry.
The Code of Conduct is a contract between the factory and FWF and incorporates the following eight labour standards:
- no use of child labour
- No use of forced labour
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- Legal labour contract
- Payment of a living wage
- Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination against employees
- No excessive hours of work