Sourcing with Integrity

Sourcing our products in a responsible manner is central to our business.

Whilst all of our hand-drawn prints and products are designed at our head office in Market Harborough, to ensure they are of the high quality that our customers expect from us we manufacture all over the world. ‘Sourcing with Integrity’ includes considering the raw materials we use, how and where our products are manufactured, and the transportation of products through our supply chain.   

We strive for best practice in every area and have established high standards which govern how we manage our supply chain and partners, we regularly review our product supply chain to ensure our suppliers meet these requirements.

 

How we source our products

Strong relationships with trusted suppliers that share our values and principles is essential.  Our Code of Conduct supplier manual sets out the procedures that all our product suppliers must comply with.  These include standards in relation to work and labour practices, environmental performance, raw materials and restricted substances, and animal welfare practices.  All of our direct suppliers have signed up to these standards.

We engage an independent compliance organisation, to regularly audit our suppliers using the SMETA audit process to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding our standards for labour and working practices and the best practice set out by the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI).  New product suppliers are thoroughly assessed and evaluated as part of an onboarding process. 

We don’t stop there.  We have also run a supplier training programme to help our suppliers drive continued improvement in their performance and standards.  This included our third-party compliance partner providing a training session on some of the more challenging areas of compliance and showing our suppliers how to achieve them.   

 

Industry Bodies

We continually strive to increase our interaction and dialogue with industry bodies that are implementing programmes or setting standards to drive improvements in ethical practices and developing sustainable production of clothing and footwear.  

Our initial priorities are focused on increasing the proportion of sustainable cotton used in our products and on our leather goods supply chain. We’re proud to be members of the Ethical Trade Initiative, Better Cotton Initiative and Leather Working Group to help us with our continuous improvement targets and to contribute to positive change in the industry.

 

Modern Slavery Statement

We’re proud of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain and are committed to continually improving our practices. You can review our full modern slavery statement here