Manufacturing and Ethical Practices
Thank you so much for clinking on this tab and showing interest in how and where Coven's garments are made. I’d love to share some information about our ethical practices within our business with you.
We have a manufacturing team based in Brisbane Australia, and the other half is in and around the Shanghai area in China, which means that the seamstresses tend to be more experienced in their field of expertise.
We do not work with any factories that participate in child labour, and our factories are fully accredited. We have a team on the ground in Shanghai, who, along with our Quality Control Inspectors, often visit the factories to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and general happiness of the workers.
The workers in our factories are compensated with the required payment and holidays for their positions held, in accordance with China standards. Majority of the factories we work with are family run businesses that have been in business for many generations. We have amazing relationships and rapport with our production team in China, often having video calls with them multiple times a week.
We also pride ourselves on being a member of the Eco Packaging Alliance, in which the packaging we use to wrap and dispatch our orders is recycled and compostable. Another amazing aspect of being a part of this alliance, is that each time we replenish our order, we are contributing to global reforestation, with a tree being planted in our name.
While we have taken many steps to be a conscious, ethical, slow fashion brand, there are many more milestones we are currently working towards as our brand grows. We started working with organic cotton farmers last year, and our main goal moving forward, is to use more natural and recycled fibres in production, where possible.
I hope this has shed some light on our brand for you. We’re very proud of the steps we have taken to be a conscious, ethical brand, with our workers being a top priority. At the same time, we still have many goals we are working towards to become a more sustainable business. We thank you so much for your interest in this very important subject, and thank you for caring about how and where your garments are made.
With love and gratitude,
Sian and the Coven team xx