Our values are reflected in our choice of a manufacturing partner and are echoed throughout the way we do business. We aim to be respectful of the environment, of the well-being of the producers and artisans. All our clothes are manufactured in Umergam, Gujarat, India, a coastal town located some 150 km north of Mumbai. The factory works exclusively with organic cotton. The whole production chain complies with Fundamental Rights. Among those rights, workers (all adults of course) are ensured to get a fair wage, an equal pay and fair access to qualified jobs between male and females, as well as a medical insurance for the workers and their families.
Beyond our commitment to ensure fairetrade practices all along the production chain we support projects that benefit the community. In India We are currently assisting an orphanage by contributing to its rent payments in the locality where our baby clothes are manufactured. With the growth of our activities, we are hoping to increase that support. We also aim to become involved with a school in the area where our cotton is grown (Dahr). In France, we send each year a stock of baby & children clothes to charities that provide essential assistance to homeless mothers.
HAS OUR ENVIRONMENTAL AND FAIRTRADE COMMITMENT AN IMPACT TO THE PRODUCTIVITY ?
YES! The productivity is meant to be at 50% to what it could be if we weren't committed to environmental and fairtrade practices. A choice which reflects values and a philosophy we share with our manufacturing partner and you as well.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological ans social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile chain. La Queue du Chat numbers's GOTS certification: N° EGL/154957/916807/1
Fairtrade supports small-scale farmers with fairer, more stable prices and additional income to invest in infrastructure, training, and business improvements as well as programs such as healthcare, clean water, and education. Two levers to achieve this are the Fairtrade minimum Price ans the Fairtrade Premium.
Our manufacture is certified against the Fairtrade Textile Standard, which aims to maintain safe working environments and protect the rights and freedoms of the people in textiles manufacturing.
The SA8000 Standard is the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe. The standard encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is a non-profit dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.