USING THE GOOD GUYS
Our business is a game of balance. We do our best to balance quality, environmental impact, and price and we are always looking to improve. To do this we have aligned ourselves with suppliers we trust and who have similar values. We have a preference for those who operate ethically and are doing their bit like us to leave as small a footprint as possible on this cool planet.
T-SHIRT & HOODY SUPPLIERS
AS COLOUR supply us a range of plain T shirts and hoodies and we know they select their factories very carefully, seeking the best from around the world who share the same values of dignity and respect. They then look to build long term relationships with them. They only work with factories that can assure auditable standards of safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions. Their code of conduct mandates factory visits where they look at the factory’s social compliance audit and work with them to reach their goals and ensure continuous improvement. Products that we purchase from AS Colour meet the following standards: Gold WRAP, BSCI, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is part of Reemi.
PREMIUM APPAREL supply us with a range of blank T-shirts from globally recognised brands such as Gildan and Anvil. Beyond making great quality products Gildan are positively changing how apparel is made. They have implemented leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into every stage of their process. They incorporate WRAP, FIA and their own high ethical and compliance standards in all of their production facilities. In 2020 Gildan was ranked 32nd overall in the world’s Top 100 most sustainably managed companies and 6th in the innovation and business model sub-category.
BANBURY supply us with hoodies from a supply chain that meets the high standards in their factory code of conduct. Their values come back to "Doing things right and doing the right thing". They are working closely with their supply chain to ensure water treatment systems meet environmental standards, reduce plastic packaging and minimise airfreight. They've shifted to LED lights in their factory and proudly support Trees That Count.
ABMT supply us with merino fabric. They are recognized as a global leader in natural fibre circular knit manufacturing. Their ambition is to create quality products with minimal environmental impact; by promoting responsible farming, cleaner manufacturing and utilizing the wonderful benefits of sustainable natural fibres.
They have a great record in significantly lowering the environmental impact normally associated with textile manufacturing and also for the use of sustainable products and practices. With a full on-site 5 stage water treatment plant, up to 85% of ABMT water is able to be reused, either back through the manufacturing process or via 3rd party recycled water programs for agriculture parklands and industry. They recently installed solar panelling to reduce the use of electricity in their factory.
They incorporate Oeko-Tex, Australian Certified Organic, ISO9001, ISO14001, Responsible Wool Standard and Fair-Trade Certified Organic in all of their factories and processes.
WEFT KNITTING supply us with a range of merino and possum merino garments and accessories. All of their product lines are knitted and made in a high technology knitting plant in Christchurch, New Zealand. They are manufactured on "Whole Garment" machinery. Weft are reusing and recycling waste from the production of our product and have removed plastic from all of their products and processes.