Respect for all people in all cultures is a cornerstone of our company,
whether we're traveling the world in search of inspiration for our
clothing collection or hiring a manufacturing partner to actually
make the clothes in that collection.
We are mindful of our presence in the world and
our responsibility to those around us.
The issues of social responsibility and fair trade are very near to our
hearts, and we discuss them with each of our vendors on an ongoing basis.
All our clothing collections are designed in San Francisco, and our clothing is
made in several factories around the world—in Peru, Thailand and Hong Kong.
We are careful to work only with reputable manufacturers
who follow our high standards of responsible labor laws,
good working conditions and no child/slave labor.
We have a Fair Trade act with all of our manufacturing partners. Each factory
must sign a Workplace Code of Conduct that outlines fair employment practices,
facilities safety guidelines and compliance assurance methods.
These requirements are documented and reviewed regularly, and we have
no tolerance for anything unlawful or even the slightest bit questionable.
While we can't be in every factory all the time, we are incredibly diligent to ensure
that our partners around the globe adhere to the highest possible standards.
We visit our factories often and walk around the grounds
to see with our own eyes what the conditions are and how
the workers are treated.
We also have local agents in each country who are a part of our Tea team.
They are our eyes and ears and manage the day-to-day happenings in each factory.
Several of the factories that produce Tea clothing have been our partners for nearly
a decade. We have built financially sound, long-term, sustainable relationships with
them to the point that we've even gotten to know their families personally.
We are incredibly grateful to our vendors and consider
them an extension of our Tea family.