Industrie Responsible Supply Chain
Industrie is committed to a responsible and ethical practices within its manufacturing supply chain. We do this by developing long standing, close working relationships with all of our suppliers. To produce great garments we need great suppliers, Great suppliers behave ethically. It all just makes sense
Responsible Sourcing and Code of Conduct
We care about where our products are manufactured, by who and in what environment. Industrie works together with skilful suppliers and international auditors to ensure all people involved in the supply of our garments are provided with a safe working environment and are paid a fair and legal wage. Industrie does not support exploitation of any kind. Our philosophy and priority is to build a trustworthy and long-term ethical relationship with our suppliers.
This ensures continuity of the quality, look and delivery of our future products whilst maintaining a visible supply chain. We have worked closely with some of our suppliers for over 15 years and require all new suppliers to pass an International Audit, funded by Industrie, before we will develop any products within their factories.
Industrie provides each manufacturer with a code of conduct which strictly outlines the company policies addressing safe working environments, fundamental human rights & satisfactory working conditions. These are signed by all those involved before any work commences.
Given the importance of our relationships with our suppliers, we actively seek to positively contribute to the working conditions of the people making our products. Any issues addressed in the International audits are swiftly acted on and rectified.
Supply Chain Visibility
Industrie garment factories and fabric mills are in China, India, Thailand, Egypt & Portugal. Industrie have visibility of all factories and fabric mills. These are audited annually or more often if required.
Industrie does not manufacture in Bangladesh.
Watch the video here of Industrie China factories: YouTube
DISCLAIMER: These images are captured from some / one of a number of factories used by Industrie.
For broad audit results click here
The Cotton Pledge and YESS: Yarn Ethical and Sustainably Sourced
Industrie is a signatory of the Uzbek cotton pledge and YESS: Yarn Ethically and Sustainably Sourced with the Responsible Sourcing Network.
We are committed to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products until forced child or adult labour practices are eliminated and verified.
The Baptist World Aid Fashion Report
In 2019 Industrie was graded A- in recognition of the sourcing program and projects that it runs, both in ethical sourcing and more broadly, sustainability.
Industrie took the decision not to participate in the "Baptist World Aid, Ethical Fashion Report" in 2021. This was not an easy decision, but one we were forced to take.
In 2020 Industrie took a market leading response in the covid crisis and its impact on factories. Despite much business uncertainty, Industrie focused on protecting its factories and workers completely, wholeheartedly and without hesitation.
We do not believe this was reflected in the BWA Covid report.
Industrie will continue to proudly focus on its ethical responsibilities.
We will release more details on our website soon, outlining more about our projects and targets.
Industries' program that lead to the A-2019 grading remains in place and is even stronger today.
Industrie did not participate in the survey in 2021, any rating other than an A- is invalid. Furthermore, any suggestion or inference that Industries’ approach to ethical sourcing or sustainability has changed is inaccurate and misleading.
Further to this Industrie can announce that it will be aligning its current ethical sourcing program to the United Nations, Sustainability development goals.
Industrie is strongly committed to ensuring that all of our materials are sourced responsibly and this commitment includes raw materials sourced from animals. Industrie have a dedicated Animal Welfare Policy which covers hair and fibre, fur, feather and down, leather skin products and animal testing. Suppliers are required to give full commitment and assurance that they adhere to our animal welfare policy and we have a compliance process which covers this.
Industrie does not use real fur sourced from wild animals.
Leather and Skin
Industrie leathers are sourced as a by-product of another industry.
Industrie have banned the use of angora in its supply chain.
Feather and Down
Feather and Down is sourced purely as a by-product of other industries. Any sourced from 2019 onwards will be certified by the RDS standard.
Industrie does not source products that have been used for animal testing in any way.
Industrie has committed to net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050 for its supply chain.
Third party audits are performed annually at Industrie factories and mills and cover the following environmental checks: Environmental certification, Solid waste disposal, Wastewater, air emissions and noise, and Energy and water reduction.
The audit results are monitored and Industrie works with its factories to improve its impact.
As well as the manufacturing procedures in place Industrie is an active participant in the Australian Packaging Covenant which aims to change the culture of business to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter reducing the environmental impact domestically.