As a small family run business having strong ethics behind our brand is vitally important to us. Whether it is ensuring all our products are only ever printed using AZO free dyes, to using recycled packaging wherever possible, to paying all our staff in the UK and abroad above the standard living wage.
Our garments are made in India following the highest standards of ethical, environmental, and health & safety practice. We work exclusively with another second-generation family business who manufacture all our products. This company is audited regularly and awarded certification SA 8000. This is a social audit that ensures there is no child labour, no bonded labour and employs all its skilled workers on a permanent basis. In addition, One Hundred Stars carries out its own factory inspections once a year in person for extra piece of mind.
About our fabrics
All of our products are made from sustainable fabrics made using premium fibres such as Bemberg™ Cupro, LENZING™ Modal and Fsc certified viscose. Cupro is a regenerated cellulose fibre which is produced using closed loop system. It is made from cotton lint, a waste product produced by the manufacturing of cotton. Lenzing modal is made from fast growing beechwood trees which are harvested from sustainable sources, including plantations and natural forests in Lenzing, Austria and it considered far more sustainable than alternative fabrics made from bamboo for example. All of the viscose we use is Fsc certified, meaning the wood used to create the viscose comes from sustainably managed plantations. The cotton we use is all 100% Organic too, fully certified by The OCS (Organic Cotton Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), which is the worlds leading standard. GOTS don't only certify the organic nature of the entire textile supply chain, they also certify the social and ecological criteria too.
As technology advances and new sustainable fibres become available to the open market, we are constantly trying to educate ourselves on the practices used to produce them and explore all options when manufacturing our products. If you have any suggestions on how we can make our practices more sustainable, we always welcome them and would love to hear from you.
To reduce wastage, we design items (such as our headbands) specifically to make use of off-cut or misprinted material. In addition, any faulty items you return are repaired in-house and then sold in our annual charity sample sales. We donate 100% of proceeds from these sales to local charities, which so far have included food banks, mental health services, community centres in deprived areas and centres for the homeless.
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