At TCGCo, taking care of the planet is not mutually exclusive of people. Ethical production is essential to sustainability; if it’s not ethically-made, it’s not sustainable.
The Common Good Company is built on the ethos to exist 'in the benefits or interests of all'. This is through meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations. Therefore we ensure the treatment of all workers satisfy our standards from the making of raw-materials through to the retail floors they are sold on.
To find out more about the factories we have listed the Certifications that each Factory works with.
Fairtrade appears on our products as an independent guarantee that the product as been produced according to Fairtrade rigorous and intensive standards.
To find out more about the Fairtrade criteria and what that means for our workers, please refer to the Fairtrade website.
Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global non-governmental organization advancing human rights at work. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere – sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights.
To find out more about the SA 8000 accreditation view the SAI Website.
Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade Service Providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains.
It is designed to help Auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering Sedex’s four pillars of Labour, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics.
To find out more about the SEDEX Audit, please refer to the Sedex International website.
In addition to the above Certifications, The Common Good Company factories are compliant with the following:
The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
To find out more about the UN Global Impact measures, refer to their website.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards.
To find out more about theses standards, refer to the ILO website.
The Yarn 60% Recycled Cotton and 40% Recycled Polyester meets the following standards and certifications.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of Custody, Social and Environmental practices, and chemical restriction.
The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimised. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching.
A major part of this project has been ensuring our materials have this certification. To find out more, please refer to this site.
In addition, our manufacturing factory has the following internal social policies and initiatives:
Gender Responsive Workplace
Our manufacturing factory supports women living under tough economic conditions. In addition to receiving a fair wage, they’re provided supportive healthcare and participate in professional development programs aimed at empowering and building individual capacity.
Zero Waste Initiative
Our manufacturing factory aims to sustainably reduce their textile waste stream through the following internal practices
Our pattern-makers implement a zero-waste cutting process through fabric manipulations and cutting layouts to reduce wastage, this ensures no fabric is wasted during the cutting phase.
Factory spill is remanufactured and used in future purchase orders with no impact on quality on production.
Scrap and yarn waste is sorted for recycling this ensures fabric gets a new life returns to the supply chain eliminating any waste.