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Are ettitude’s products ethically made?Updated 4 months ago

Yes! We are very proud of our fully traceable and ethical supply chain. That is why ettitude received a high score of 102 by BCorp. 

Ethical Manufacturing / Factory Compliance

A thoughtful supply chain starts at the source

Most things made in China are not indigenous to China, but bamboo is. Sourcing our raw materials near our manufacturing factories helps reduce travel miles and CO2 emissions from field to factory.

In 2020, we made a commitment to work only with cut and sew factories that were certified by globally recognized ethical third party auditors including BSCI, WRAP and SMETA (SEDEX). We are proud to say all 4 are certified and committed to improvement plans.

All ettitude partners must uphold our ethical and legal standards to protect people and the planet. Learn more about our Supplier Code Of Conduct here.

ettitude continues to be about people and the environment, and we want to ensure this mission is upheld on all levels of our supply chain. In 2017, the Uyghur Region has been exposed to intense surveillance, religious restrictions, forced labor, and forced sterilizations. As a company that manufactures our products in China, we are taking this matter to heart to ensure there is no contributing or benefit from their forced labor. In order to ensure our factories uphold our values we have established our own Supplier Code of Conduct inline with well-respected and recognized international standards, including the International Labor Organization, United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and industry best practices. You can find it here.

  • Resources:
    • 100% traceable organic FSC-certified bamboo (we know the farm that grows our bamboo!)
    • Our bamboo is Canopy Hot Button approved ensuring we are not sourcing from endangered forests or indigenous land and we use a specific species that is not a feedstock for pandas
    • Bamboo grows 532 times faster than trees which are used to make other lyocell products
    • Bamboo grows faster than we can harvest it therefore we are not depleting any natural resources and it enriches the environment by improving the mineral and nutrient content in the soil
    • Our fiber is processed using a food-grade organic solvent instead of traditionally used harmful caustic soda
    • The fiber process is a closed-loop system using a sophisticated processing method to recycle the solvent and water, saving 98% of it in the process.
  • Social Compliance:
    • We use SEDEX and BSCI 3rd party audits to evaluate our manufacturing partners and ensure they are upholding our standards of social responsibility.
    • We also have a customized comprehensive social compliance contract that all of our factory partners must sign and uphold.
    • All suppliers are also required to comply with our extensive Supplier Code of Conduct and Forced Labor policy.
  • Corporate ESG:
    • BCorp certification with one of the highest scores thanks to ettitude’s focus on sustainability and ethical production & business conduct.
    • We donate 1% of our sales to environmental non-profits via 1% For The Planet, and offset 100% of our CO2 emissions

Check out our compliance documents here.

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