SOCIAL & ETHICAL

SOCIAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY

Ethical manufacturing is something we feel very strongly about at NAMED collective. When we say that our pieces are made with love, for you to love, we really mean it. All of our garments are ethically manufactured by our direct manufacturing teams in both Guangdong Province, China and London, United Kingdom. It is ensured that throughout our entire supply chain, any NAMED collective employee or employee of our chosen manufacturing partners or suppliers are paid a fair wage, able to work acceptable hours in a safe working environment and are of a minimum age requirement to be working. We are aware that this should be a given in any sort of fashion company or brand but unfortunately, that is still not the case for many. We are an independent brand who prioritise human rights, animal rights (all fabrics and products are 100% animal cruelty free) and safe working conditions more than obtaining the lowest price in any situation. We employ independent staff who are trained to recognise the standard of employment and working environment we expect of any factories and suppliers that we choose to partner with. Not only this but we have built strong, long-standing relationships with the small number of selected factories that we work with and hope that we can continue to grow together as we continue to see demand and love for NAMED collective garments, ensuring both stable jobs and a sustainable income for those that we partner with.

All NAMED collective orders are packaged in eco-friendly 100% compostable and biodegradable packaging.This includes both our garment protection bags and mail bags. Our garment bags are made out of compostable cornstarch rather than plastic and can be discarded with green waste to decompose naturally. Our mail bags are fully biodegradable and designed to degrade after they have served their use, leaving no harmful residue behind. These can be recycled with your usual plastic waste! All of our clothing is made in limited runs and small batches to ensure no excess stock ever goes to landfill. We endeavour to create high quality, beautifully made garments designed to last. We do ask our customers to take care of their NAMED collective pieces and help us with this. By caring for garments the right way and looking after your pieces, you can double the life of a garment and reduce the climate impact in half. Sustainability is something extremely important to us as a brand and a collective of people, and we are excited to be in the process of beginning to implement more sustainable fabrics into our garment making. We are currently working with our manufacturing partners to move towards using solely organic cottons and recycled composition fabrics- something we'll be sharing more about very, very soon! There is always room for improvement and we are constantly working to explore further ways into which we can make our brand more sustainable while also recognising the importance of providing garments that are accessible to as many people as possible, which our customers can continue to support and enjoy.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service in all areas of employment including recruitment, selection, training, deployment, career development, and promotion by following practices which are free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We value people as individuals with diverse opinions, cultures, lifestyles and circumstances and ensure that no applicant or member of staff receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements.

We built NAMED collective on values of kindness, something we feel the world needs now more than ever. We are aware of the opportunity created by having a platform that can be used to elevate & amplify the voices of others! We regularly use our platform to share movements and causes and it is important to us that we give back where we can. We use our weekly newsletter 'THE GOOD SH*T" to bring attention to a range of matters and hope to help educate our community through this. We also have a Black Lives Matter resources page available where you can easily find important educational resources , petitions and funds to donate to HERE.