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Supplier partnerships

Most of our suppliers have been on our journey with us for more than 15 years. These relationships are personal and fundamental to the success of our business.

Our supplier relationships are ‘tiered’ – which is just a reflection of where they sit in our supply chain.

Because our supply chain is complex, we need a structured approach for developing and managing the relationships in it. So we’ve engaged with fibre certification programmes that can help:

  • Lenzing Group
  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • REPREVE®
  • Organic Content Standard (OCS)
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • European Flax
  • The Woolmark Company.

Having complete transparency across all tiers is our ultimate goal, but this will take time. The easiest way to understand how our supply chain works is to show it visually.

Here’s how it looks:

COVID-19. -Our suppliers – and our response.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe effect on global health and economies. The fashion industry has been hit hard.

The majority of our suppliers have been with us for more than 15 years, so our relationships with them are personal. We have witnessed first-hand the challenges faced by factories who were left with unpaid goods and cancelled orders.

We look out for our suppliers and their workers, and we’ve made a commitment to honour our contracts. We’ve signed up to the Tearfund 6 Commitments to underline this commitment.

In The 2020 COVID Fashion Report, published by Tearfund and Baptist World Aid, Hallenstein Glasson Holdings placed in the top category, having actions evidenced across all the commitment listed above.

See our Sustainability Report for more detail.