We at Kicks and Kindness have decided to commit to taking responsibility for the impact our company has in today's world. We have committed to abide by international labor and human rights standards. We're ensuring that our products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout our supply chain. We care about where (and how) our products are created. We only source apparel from high quality, ethical sweatshop-free factories. We believe in supporting ethical practices and fair wages and working conditions so that customers can make conscious decisions.
So who makes our apparel? We source from a variety of clothing manufactures.
Many of our refashioned apparel actually comes from second hand shops. We do this in the hopes to keep these clothes out of landfills as well as out of third world countries. Third world countries have begun to speak up saying they no longer want the wests fast fashion. So we try to do our part and get gently used items from second hand stores to give them new life!
However, some of our apparel is brand new. When that happens, we do research on the companies we partner with. Below are our top three companies we choose to work with and why.
Bella + Canvas -- our biggest supplier. Bella + Canvas' US production and office facilities have received Platinum accreditation form the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), which carries high standards for human resources management, health and safety standards, environment and Eco-friendly practices, and legal compliance including import and export customs. You can learn more about Bella + Canvas' practices here.
Next Level -- Like Bella + Canvas, Next Level manufactures only in Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified factories.In addition to being sweatshop-free and child labor-free, Next Level also has high standards for social responsibility, which you can read more about here.
Anvil -- All products are manufactured sustainably and responsibly. Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certificate awarded to Anvils' sewing facilities. Anvil is a member of SEDEX® which is empowering ethical supply chains. Anvil apparel is also certified under Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class I or II. You can read more about Anvil here.