The factory is located outside Tirupur, India and is certified by Fairtrade and Global Organic Textile Standard. The factory is powered using wind and solar power.
In addition to GOTS and Fairtrade certifications, the factory has been independently assessed by The FairWear Foundation - an organisation who seek to improve working conditions and pay in factories. They have been categorised as a Leader by FairWear, a position allocated "for member companies who are doing exceptionally well … Leaders show best practices in complex areas such as living wages and freedom of association.”
We particularly liked that FairWear’s Report states that Idioma's supplier visit their factories frequently and that management have been active at training women workers to become supervisors. You can read FairWear’s report here. (Our supplier also source from other factories so the report includes those factories as well).
Fair Share Wage Programme
We have paid a premium for each of our fair share t-shirts that is passed directly onto the workers in India towards a living wage. A living wage is one of the areas that the fashion industry is making slow progress in. We’re proud to be working with a supplier who are making steps towards changing this.