At Little Cotton Clothes we believe it is essential to care for the environment and the people who make our clothes. We are a very small team but this is a hugely important part of what we do and we feel a great responsibility to make the right choices. As we grow we are ensuring that our ethical policy is at the forefront everything we do.
We are not a fast or throwaway fashion brand. It takes over a year from start to finish to perfect our collections and we are inspired by nostalgia rather than fashion. We will encourage our customers to only buy the items they need and love and nothing makes us happier than to see our garments being handed down and re-loved. The quality of our items is extremely important to us and we hope that with this focus that the clothes we make and sell will last for many many years.
We work with a small number of factories in India, China and Portugal, most of whom have worked with us from the very start, we have grown and learnt together and now benefit from a close working relationship. We strive to maintain and develop long-lasting and trustful relationships with all of our factories and ensure from the start that they are committed to regularly evaluate and improve their ethical standards.
Our factories adhere to the minimum standards set within the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code and all of our Indian factories are now ethically audited and visited by us annually (when travel is possible). Our ethical audits and standards set by the ETI base code ensure that minimum working age is adhered to, that employees are cared for, employment is chosen freely, working hours and wages are fair and that the employees work in safe and hygienic conditions.
We also work with a hand knitting community in India who provide employment and empowerment to a hugely talented group of women who knit in their own homes and who are paid fairly for their work.
We are constantly looking for ways of reduce our use of plastic and strive to make our packaging reusable and recyclable.
We do not tolerate any kind of discrimination in relation to race, age, gender and disability and pledge to put diversity at the forefront of all that we do.
Please do take a look at our charity page to see the charities we support.