The Makers Group actively supports fair working environmental standards in our supply chains. In pursuit of this aim, we communicate closely with our employees, suppliers, distribution, and other business partners.
Our business model has been developed to meet BTB partner expectations as well as cater to market needs as precisely and as flexible as possible.
We’re proud to have partnerships with renowned global brands, many of which have lasted for more than 15 years and for which we’re allowed to produce ready-to-wear garments. Recently, it became The Makers Group’s strategy to target 50% of its revenue coming from made-to-measure and made-to-order garments.
Since we are approaching this target faster than anticipated, this also means that 50% of revenue is generated by an “already sold items” distribution strategy, contributing to a more sustainable apparel industry footprint.
We are certified and/or collaborate with:
Our CSR policy is further organized around the ISO9001:2015 certification. We have been certified by AFNOR since 1999. Both our head-office our production facilities. Click here to view the most recent Certification: Certification
We are a member of BSCI, an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), the leading business association of European and international commerce that brings together over 1,500 retailers, importers, brands, and national associations to improve the political and legal framework for trade in a sustainable way. For more information, visit: Amfori
In addition, we use SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), which assesses a production site based on its organization’s standards for labor, health and safety, the environment, and business ethics. Sedex believes they are key areas for assessing an organization’s responsible business practices and meeting social compliance. Both SMETA and BSCI carry out annual audits through Intertek. For more information, visit: Sedex
Furthermore, we do an annual audit, as the principal provider to our client John Preston is GOTS-certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard is the leading worldwide textile processing standard for organic fibers. This includes ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. For more information, visit: GOTS
We endorse the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development. The Makers employs people with different backgrounds, ages, genders, races, cultures, and religions. We encourage tolerance and acceptance and do not tolerate discrimination. We believe that education is the best way to achieve equality and empowerment.
Accordingly, we have a Code of Conduct to illustrate what we expect from our stakeholders. The Code of Conduct covers human rights, workers’ rights, the environment, and animal welfare. The Makers continuously seeks to improve policy and practice to assist suppliers in complying with this Code of Conduct (view download in our Client Service Room).