Craghoppers - Mindfully Made
MINDFULLY MADE - Craghoppers are committed to creating great products in a sustainable way and to make positive progress every year. Using the motto, 'Doing what we can, when we can, to look after our planet' to make a difference, little by little.
As active members of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) since 2012, Craghoppers ensure that 68,000 workers in our partner factories across 9 countries are covered by the ETI Base Code which is based on the standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). They are proud to say that since May 2017, we have maintained “Achiever” level. We have inspected over 122 factories in 9 countries, set up worker’s participation committees in key factories and reached over 14,000 workers with our Health & Safety training workshop.
Cotton Sourcing. As part of Craghoppers continued due diligence and transparency with our supply chain partners, Craghoppers can confirm that we are not and have not used cotton from this region in our products. Cotton workers in Xinjiang Uyghur’s autonomous region, the largest cotton producing region in China, have been in the media recently with accusations of forced labour and discrimination of minority groups being reported. In addition, Craghoppers is a member of the BCI (Better Cotton Initiative https://bettercotton.org/). This is a global non-profit organisation that is driving cotton production which is better for those who produce it and for the environment. BCI has suspended all licenses in this area of China.
Craghoppers have been making good progress in this area and by AW20, 70% of Craghoppers products will be made using recyclable materials, compared to 12% in AW19. We have also increased the amount of recycled materials within each individual product, we use yarns which have been sourced from suppliers that are certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
Craghoppers ensure that they have zero landfill even for damaged stock. We donate stock to Newlife, the Charity for disabled children. Profits from the sale of this stock help to provide essential equipment for disabled children, medical research into birth defects and help fund campaigns at local and national government level.