We currently produce in Vancouver, Canada, Central America and China. There is still wide-spread opinion that sourcing and manufacturing clothing in Asia-and more specifically in China is a desire for cheap labor and that the conditions under which people work is not good. The truth, though, is much more complicated and nuanced. Our Chinese manufacturers have become experts in working with organic and eco textiles and they produce some of the highest quality goods at competitive prices. All of our factories are reviewed for workers’ conditions and all must show proof of third party monitoring of social and environmental conditions. We have formed relationships with these factories and their owners and many of the people that work there are now our friends! Our workers are not involved with politics. We believe they have a right to work and make a living and their birthplace should not impact that right.Our factories have listened to us over the years and instituted changes which have bettered the living and working conditions of their staff.
Jane Nemis (owner) working at one of our small factories.
They are honest, hard-working, and family oriented and doing the best that they can to make a living. They depend on us for this. When we visit the factories, the ladies laugh and joke with us and teach us new words in mandarin. They are free to come and go to the bathrooms, they have tea and water available at all times and they are free to stop work and share a chat with their friends. The food they are served is the same as we eat when there and they have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Both our knit factories have adopted stray dogs from the local area and care for them like family pets.
These ladies make your clothes!
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