We are committed to proving fair pay, decent working
In 2022 we acquired ASPECT our centre of excellence for the design, production, packaging and shipment of our sustainable clothing range, located in Riga, Latvia. This enables us to support good working conditions for all staff. The majority of our production is based out of our ASPECT factory under strict European employment laws where 100% of employees are paid above minimum wage. Our Irish & Latvian team are in close contact daily and we visit the factory regularly in person to build up close working relationships. A small portion of our production is outsourced to a select group of preferred suppliers who must provide high sustainability and ethical credentials that meet terms set out in our code of conduct.
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We are committed to the education and wellbeing of the coastal communities we encounter through the projects we execute with our brand partners and strategic non for profit partners. We have a particular focus on supporting programmes that encourage education, training and employment, which will deliver sustainable activities such as fishing, healthy sports and leisure and also contribute to long term marine conservation projects.
We work with Tengah Island Conservation (TIC); a non-profit biodiversity management initiative located on Pulau Tengah, an island within the Johor Marine Park, Malaysia. TIC was formed initially in collaboration with Batu Batu, an eco resort located within the park. At the time, Batu Batu didn’t have a conservation team but noticed that sea turtles were being poached of their eggs. In order to protect the population of turtles, some of which are critically endangered, TIC was born. Their conservation efforts include daily boat patrols of neighbouring islands in order to try and encounter nests before they are either poached or predated. The eggs are brought back to the TIC hatchery where they are hatched and released almost immediately back into the wild.