Our production for our Winter 2019Collections has wrapped up! We're so excited about releasing more beautiful designs in the following weeks but do you know what we're just as excited about? Waste!
I know that sounds pretty weird but did you know how much waste we've generated for our ENTIRE winter stock? Take a look below.
Yup, that's all there is! How awesome is that?!
At Oobi , we are very proud to place a high priority on ethical production, from the fabric, factory, people-power, right down to the packaging. Take a look at some of our certifications and awards as an ethical business.
1) 5 STAR SEDEX RATED
Your Oobi garments are made in India and the factory has been independently audited by SMETA. Oobi would not work with a company that did not receive a pass if audited by a Sedex Member - that is non-negotiable.
Sedex is a not for profit, membership organisation which is dedicated to driving improvements in labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics. You can find more information about Sedex here: https://www.sedexglobal.com
2) ZERO LEAD FABRIC
We have had all our fabrics tested for led by German Owned testing company, TUV Rheinland. Testing has been done independently and all fabrics have been found to have zero lead - yipeeee.
3) ORGANIC COTTON
Our fabric is sourced and spun in India by NSP Spinning Mills: http://www.aepcindia.com/members-directory/nsp-knitting-mills
NSP is a member of AEPC India.
Only where we have mentioned "organic cotton" on our products are the garments organic, if it is not mentioned, we use lead-free dyes on regular cotton. We use organic cotton for 1/4 of all our collections, equating to approximately 2 full collections per year.
Our plan for 2019 is to double this commitment to organic cottons. These are also sourced and spun in India.
4) OUR WORKERS
The women who work for our factory do so freely. Our factory hires about 22 female staff who are paid a living wage as outlined by Sedex.
In addition, nobody under the age of 20 years works for our factories and the SMETA report shows that there are systems and measures in place to check ID cards to ensure this. There is no child labour and we also have an exemplary safety record!
Whilst your garments come packed in a plastic shipping bag, we don't use any further packaging. Plastic packaging is used to protect the garments in shipping but we keep other waste items to a minimum wherever possible.
In 2018 we banned plastic straws and water bottles from our office too. Anyone caught bringing those in to Oobi HQ is forced to make cake and bring it to work :)
6) GOOD ON YOU
We're also proud to announce that we have been given a GREAT rating by Good On You - for our ethical, environmental and humane production. That is the TOP rating for ethical production, animal rights, humane work conditions and also for environmental practices.
7) BEST ETHICAL CLOTHING RETAILER
Oobi WON "Best Ethical Clothing Retailer" at the LUX Magazine Parent And Baby Awards!
We're sooooo proud to be an ethical business - always and all ways! We continue to take steps to ensure that we meet the best standards in the industry.
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