Ethical Production - Always and All Ways!

February 25, 2019 2 min read

Ethical clothing

Our production for our Winter 2019 Collections 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.

Winter stock waste

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

Sedex Approved

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

TUV Rheinland

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

Organic clothes for girls

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

Production

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!

5) PACKAGING
Oobi
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

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

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.

 


4 Responses

Oobi
Oobi

May 22, 2019

Thank you for the Oobi love, Archana xx

Oobi
Oobi

May 22, 2019

Thank you, Martin! It’s one of the things we are most proud of xx

Archana Gayen
Archana Gayen

May 22, 2019

This is why I love Oobi. Thank you for caring for your employees. You are making an impact, and setting an amazing example. Proud to be associated with the brand xx

Martin Bishop
Martin Bishop

March 02, 2019

The more I learn about Oobi the more I adore you. I love your work ethic and dedication to the environment, charitable causes and fair working. I wish more organisations would follow suit. Xx

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