All garments are made in Los Angeles, in our studio loft. Our employees make above the Los Angeles Minimum Wage and work in fair working conditions per applicable labor laws. We are completely made-to-order which means we never create any excess or wasted inventory that could potentially end up in landfills. Our garment dyes are water-soluble and not harmful to the environment. All paper resources we use are always recycled to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.
Sustainable Sourcing Poilicies
- Sustainable and ethical business practices We expect our suppliers to ensure sustainable and ethical business practices through policies, targets, management systems and processes that reflect the impacts and opportunities of the organization. They should strive for continuous improvement of performance in the areas of health, safety and environment. We expect our suppliers to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations as well as the standards relevant for their business. This requires systematic documentation and records. Non-conformities should be identified and addressed through appropriate controls.
- Fair working conditions We expect our suppliers and other business partners to ensure fair working conditions. This includes: • Giving employees the right to rest and recuperation and providing them with fair compensation and benefits. • Prohibiting discrimination relating to, but not limited to, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, trade union membership, disability, nationality, social origin or age. • Respecting the rights of employees to freedom of assembly and association. • Demonstrating zero tolerance for child labor and forced labor. • Employment of children under 15 years of age (“child”) shall not be accepted.
- Plant and process safety We expect our suppliers to ensure that the design and the operation of production plants and manufacturing processes are safe for their employees, the public and the surrounding communities. Risk assessments must be carried out for all production facilities. Processes that may lead to serious incidents must be identified, and their hazards and risks must be thoroughly analyzed. Adequate corrective actions must be taken to minimize identified risks. This also includes the transportation of materials, which must be conducted in a manner that is safe for human health and the environment.
- Product safety We expect our suppliers to ensure their products are safe for their intended use in terms of human health and the environment. They must also ensure that the information necessary for the safe handling and use of their products is available. Special attention must be paid to hazardous materials. In this case, product safety must be evaluated in a risk assessment process.
- Anti-corruption and fair competition We expect our suppliers to be honest in their dealings with others, obeying all applicable laws and corresponding regulations governing fraud, bribery and corruption. Our suppliers should be committed to the principles of fair competition and must comply with the antitrust and fair competition laws of the countries in which they conduct business.
- Material-specific requirements Conflict-free supply chains We are committed to ensure conflict-free supply chains for our materials and expect our suppliers to support this goal. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. metals such as silver, copper and tin. The mining of cassiterite (the main source of tin) for example is in some countries often associated with military conflicts and human rights violations. We expect our suppliers to provide documentary evidence that they do not obtain or process metals from critical regions. Zero net deforestation We are committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 and expect our suppliers to support this aim. Some materials require specific attention, e.g. palm oil and pulp and paper. This means that the palm and palm kernel oil that we use should not contribute to deforestation of primary or secondary forests with significant ecological value. This includes “High Carbon Stock” forests and peat lands. We expect our suppliers to work with us to ensure transparency of the relevant supply chains.
- Evaluation of our suppliers POPRAGEOUS suppliers and service providers are evaluated with respect to their abilities to meet POPRAGEOUS’s requirements and specified expectations. POPRAGEOUS assesses and audits suppliers, including in the areas of human rights, corruption, and the legal environments. Suppliers who repeatedly fail to meet the defined requirements shall be identified, and corrective actions shall be taken.