Meet The Makers

Meet The Makers
Meet The Makers
WE’RE DEDICATED TO BUILDING LONG TERM, AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS, AND ONLY WORK WITH SUPPLIERS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO ETHICAL TRADE AND SHARE IN THE WIDER SPELL SUSTAINABILITY VISION.
Spell Meet The Makers
Meet The Makers
WE’RE DEDICATED TO BUILDING LONG TERM, AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS, AND ONLY WORK WITH SUPPLIERS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO ETHICAL TRADE AND SHARE IN THE WIDER SPELL SUSTAINABILITY VISION.

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Our Organic Tees Partner

LIMA, PERU

Ethical Accreditation

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Number of Employees

181

Youngest Employee

19

They weaved magic with

All of our tees! (think Panther, Desert Queen, Gypsy Witch…)

Our Organic Cotton Farm & Mill

CHINCHA, PERU

Ethical Accreditation

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), USDA Organic, EU Organic

Number of Employees

435 farmers & processing facility employs 52 workers

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Our Organic Tees

Our Stretch Childrenswear Partner

MUMBAI & TIRUPUR, INDIA

Ethical Accreditation

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Fairtrade, ISO:9001:2008, SA8000

Number of Employees

46

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Spell & The Little Gypsies onesies and leggings

Our Jewellery Partner

JAIPUR, INDIA

Ethical Accreditation

World Fair-trade Organisation (through SETU)

Number of Employees

7

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Stargazer Jewellery

Our Botanical Partner

NOIDA, INDIA

Ethical Accreditation

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Number of Employees

46

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Lotti Botanically Dyed & Little Gypsies Ava Botanically Dyed

Our Wovens Partner - Jaipur

JAIPUR, INDIA

Ethical Accreditation

SEDEX Smeta 2, OCS (Organic Content Standard)

Number of Employees

450

Youngest Employee

19

They weaved magic with

Scorpio, Sayulita Kaftans

Our Footwear Partner

AGRA, INDIA

Ethical Accreditation

SEDEX, SAI SA8000

Number of Employees

1200

Youngest Employee

19

They weaved magic with

Our Sugar Skull boots, Zephyr Boots

Our Leather Accessory Partner

CHENNAI, INDIA

Ethical Accreditation

Leather Working Group, SA8000, ISO 9001:2008

Number of Employees

150

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Our Celestial and Zephyr Patchwork accessories

Our Knitwear Partner

DONGGUAN, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

BSCI

Number of Employees

60

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Aggie Shorts, Eaglehawk, Wild Cat, Beni Knit

Our Beach Towel Partner

SHENZEN, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

WRAP, ISO14001:2015, ISO9001:2015

Number of Employees

231

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Our Spell Towels

Our Swim Partner

DONGGUAN, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

SAI - SA8000 Accreditation, OKEO-Tex 100

Number of Employees

710

Youngest Employee

18

They weaved magic with

Spell Swim

Our Wovens Partner - Jiangsu Province

JIANGSU PROVINCE, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

SEDEX

Number of Employees

54

Youngest Employee

21

They weaved magic with

Oasis, Lily, Cabin Love Silk Slips, Boudoir Silk Slips, Nightingale Story

Our Fabric Printer

SHANGHAI, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

Number of Employees

74

Youngest Employee

24

They weaved magic with

Our prints, from Hotel Paradiso, Oracle, Kombi, through to, Delilah, Delirium and Jasmine

Our Luxe Lace Partner

JIANGMEN, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

SEDEX – Smeta 2

Number of Employees

180

Youngest Employee

27

They weaved magic with

Spell Bride, Rhiannon Lace, Woodstock Lace, Peasant Girl, Delirium, Lionheart, Hotel Paradiso, Oracle, Kombi, Lolita, Lotus

Our Wovens Partner - Shanghai

SHANGHAI, CHINA

Ethical Accreditation

SEDEX

Number of Employees

65

Youngest Employee

27

They weaved magic with

Xanadu, Jasmine, Kiss the Sky, Gypsiana, Desert Road, Lovebird and Etienne

OUR GLOBAL FAMILY

Our garments wouldn't exist if it weren't for the passion and dedication from our partners around the world.



We've always asked our global partners to abide by a strict code of conduct (below), outlining things like health and safety, paying our makers above the legal wage, fair working hours, voluntary overtime always being compensated at premium rate, never any child labour etc, but we are proud that in addition to this, our suppliers are independently certified.

Spell Meet the Makers

We utilise independent certification standards and programs to verify social compliance and drive ethical change.

Spell Meet the Makers

A TOUR OF OUR GARMENT FACTORIES


We have highlighted 13 of our 15 Tier 1 Suppliers, our Tier 2 Printer and one of our Organic Cotton Farms.

SPOTLIGHT ON


Our Botanical Partner

We've always asked our global partners to abide by a strict code of conduct (below), outlining things like health and safety, paying our makers above the legal wage, fair working hours, voluntary overtime always being compensated at premium rate, never any child labour etc, but we are proud that in addition to this, our suppliers are independently audited against various globally recognised best practice standards and programs.



WORKING HOURS

Hours of work shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards. In any event, workers shall not on a regular basis be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week and shall be provided with at least one day off for every seven-day period. Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate.




NON-DISCRIMINATION

Recruitment, wage policy, admittance to training programs, employee promotion policy, policies of employment termination, retirement, and any other aspect of the employment relationship shall be based on the principle of equal opportunities, regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, social origin, deficiencies or handicaps.




CHILD LABOR

There shall be no use of child labor. The age for admission to employment shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, not less than 15 years.




FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

The right of all workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively shall be recognised.




WAGES

Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families and to provide some discretionary income.




DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, unusual punishments or discipline, sexual and other harassment, and intimidation by the employer is strictly prohibited.




HEALTH AND SAFETY

A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, and best occupational health and safety practice shall be promoted, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Appropriate attention shall be paid to occupational hazards specific to this branch of the industry and assure that a safe and hygienic work environment is provided for. Effective regulations shall be implemented to prevent accidents and minimise health risks as much as possible




INVOLUNTARY LABOR

There shall be no use of forced, including bonded or prison, labor.




LEGALLY BINDING

Obligations to employees under labour or social security laws and regulations arising from the regular employment relationship shall not be avoided through the use of labour-only contracting arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment. Younger workers shall be given the opportunity to participate in education and training programs.




BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

Spell does not tolerate any bribery within its supply chain. A bribe includes financial or other advantages which are given, promised, offered, accepted, requested or received with the intention to influence the ability to make objective and fair business decisions.




ENVIRONMENT

We choose to work with businesses who share our commitment to sustainability and preservation of the environment. We ask our suppliers to choose leading technologies that reduce the environmental impacts that their manufacturing has on the environment.

We expect (or are working with suppliers) to have systems and policies in place that examine resource, water and air footprints. It is compulsory that suppliers comply with all applicable environmental laws in the country of business. In addition, we expect businesses to promote initiatives that promote environmental responsibility.




COMMUNITY

Born and raised in Byron, the idea of community is at the heart of Spell. We align with suppliers who show commitment to their communities. Be it investment in education or local infrastructure, we work with our suppliers to be the leaders of social development in their local communities.




ANIMAL WELFARE

Garments or products produced from animal based raw materials must meet the highest ethical animal welfare standards and practices that focus on the OIE Five Freedoms. We strongly believe that animals are entitled to humane treatment and have the freedom to express normal behaviour. This must be achieved through implementation of good animal husbandry and becoming certified to selected animal welfare programs or initiatives where applicable.

WORKING HOURS

Hours of work shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards. In any event, workers shall not on a regular basis be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week and shall be provided with at least one day off for every seven-day period. Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Recruitment, wage policy, admittance to training programs, employee promotion policy, policies of employment termination, retirement, and any other aspect of the employment relationship shall be based on the principle of equal opportunities, regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, social origin, deficiencies or handicaps.

CHILD LABOR

There shall be no use of child labor. The age for admission to employment shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, not less than 15 years.

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

The right of all workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively shall be recognised.

WAGES

Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families and to provide some discretionary income.

DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, unusual punishments or discipline, sexual and other harassment, and intimidation by the employer is strictly prohibited.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, and best occupational health and safety practice shall be promoted, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Appropriate attention shall be paid to occupational hazards specific to this branch of the industry and assure that a safe and hygienic work environment is provided for. Effective regulations shall be implemented to prevent accidents and minimise health risks as much as possible

INVOLUNTARY LABOR

There shall be no use of forced, including bonded or prison, labor.

LEGALLY BINDING

Obligations to employees under labour or social security laws and regulations arising from the regular employment relationship shall not be avoided through the use of labour-only contracting arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment. Younger workers shall be given the opportunity to participate in education and training programs.

BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

Spell does not tolerate any bribery within its supply chain. A bribe includes financial or other advantages which are given, promised, offered, accepted, requested or received with the intention to influence the ability to make objective and fair business decisions.

ENVIRONMENT

We choose to work with businesses who share our commitment to sustainability and preservation of the environment. We ask our suppliers to choose leading technologies that reduce the environmental impacts that their manufacturing has on the environment.

We expect (or are working with suppliers) to have systems and policies in place that examine resource, water and air footprints. It is compulsory that suppliers comply with all applicable environmental laws in the country of business. In addition, we expect businesses to promote initiatives that promote environmental responsibility.

COMMUNITY

Born and raised in Byron, the idea of community is at the heart of Spell. We align with suppliers who show commitment to their communities. Be it investment in education or local infrastructure, we work with our suppliers to be the leaders of social development in their local communities.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Garments or products produced from animal based raw materials must meet the highest ethical animal welfare standards and practices that focus on the OIE Five Freedoms. We strongly believe that animals are entitled to humane treatment and have the freedom to express normal behaviour. This must be achieved through implementation of good animal husbandry and becoming certified to selected animal welfare programs or initiatives where applicable.

More than just our word,


We use independent certification bodies to conduct audits against globally recognised best practice social & environmental standards and programs (SA8000, SMETA, Fairtrade, WRAP, GOTS, BSCI) to ensure that our suppliers are producing a socially & environmentally responsible manner as set out by our Code Of Conduct.

If our supplier is unable to provide us with evidence of them meeting our standards, they have the opportunity to be independently audited to our Code Of Conduct. An accredited certification body will conduct the audit if this is necessary.

In relation to living wage, this is an incredibly complex area particularly when you don’t have a vertically integrated supply chain (i.e. when you don’t own your own factory). We are utilising audit methodologies such as SMETA and certification standards such as SA8000 to ensure the equivalent of a living wage is paid, however so far only 2 of our tier 1 suppliers are verified to the benchmark of living wage certification (SA8000), and an additional 5 are audited against the SMETA methodology which includes living wage benchmark assessments.

An important aspect of our sustainability journey is accountability and transparency. We have a supplier list with contact details and addresses available upon request specifically for NGO’s.

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