The textile supply chain is very complex therefore our aim is to understand where our products come from in order to systematically improve the conditions and impact of production.
Our efforts towards corporate responsibility is a never-ending process. In order to improve our actions long term, we have set the measurable goals, some of which we have already achieved:
Maintaining transparency in the textile supply chain is extremely complex, as many parties are involved and the business often runs through agents. However, we do not want to isolate ourselves, but to show transparently where we produce.
Our main sewing unit is ASG VINA Co., Ltd. in Vietnam. We work with them since 2010. The last audit was 2017.
In addition, we also publish the summarised results of the current audits on the local working conditions. We generally strive to maintain long-term relationships at eye level with our suppliers. We have been working with some of them since the company was founded.We also have a signed Code of Conduct from all our main suppliers and subcontractors.
Our supply chain is long and complex. In addition to our main suppliers, there are subcontractors and a large number of fabric and material suppliers involved.
Some manufacturing processes are outsourced to sub-suppliers (mainly printing and embroidery). In the meantime, we have been able to create transparency here. We are happy to provide the names and addresses of subcontractors on request (write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A backpack consists of an incredible number of individual parts, starting with the fabrics, through buckles to zippers. All these components come from many different suppliers, especially from Asia. In total more than 100 fabric and material suppliers are involved. We are happy to provide the names and addresses of our material suppliers on request.