We only work with factories that live up to our ethical standards for working conditions. The Sidewalk Collection is made by ASG Global, one of the world's leading bag manufacturers, located in Long An province southwest of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.
ASG is regularly audited by the Fair Wear Foundation, an independent organization working to improve working conditions in factories in the fashion industry. The basis for the collaboration is the Code of Labor Practices, which is written on the basis of eight labor market standards from the ILO (International Labor Organization) conventions and the UN Human Rights Convention.
OUR TEXTILE MANUFACTURER
Our manufacturer of fabric for Sidewalk Collection is LeeJo. They are BLUESIGN certified. BLUESIGN tracks a textile's path through the entire manufacturing process. Factories have to live up to three criteria in order to get the certification:
- Highest level of consumer safety
- Production with the least possible impact on people and the environment
- Responsible use of resources
LeeJo is also ISO 14001 certified, which is an internationally agreed standard for requirements for environmental production, It sets standards for more efficient consumption of resources and waste reduction.
The production of the sustainable materials used for our bags is carried out by suppliers who are all GRS certified (Global Recycled Standard - read more here). To be GRS certified, each supplier is audited several times a year, and the recycled materials are tracked and verified all the way through the production chain to where they were found. GRS also ensures responsible social and environmental practices as well as responsible use of chemicals.