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Sourcing

Our sourcing of products and raw materials follows the most stringent social, environmental, and health and safety standards.

We work with suppliers and manufacturers across 53 different countries to source most of our products –59% of them are close to our headquarters in Arteixo (A Coruña, Spain), mainly in Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Morocco– . This is a complex process, but we follow a clear principle: always source responsibly and sustainably.

We are continually seeking to find the most environmentally responsible and sustainable ways to source raw materials, and to apply cleaner, more efficient means to turn these raw materials into the garments our customers want.

For instance, we are committed to supporting more sustainable cotton production and our wood-based fibres never come from primary or high ecologically relevant forests. We are also closing the loop to create a life cycle for our products in which resources are used efficiently and nothing goes to waste, moving towards a circular economic model.

All our suppliers and manufacturers all over the world are required to follow our Code of Conduct, which applies the highest standards for the protection of human rights and the promotion of international labour rights, health and safety, and environmental aspects.

Code of Conduct for Manufacturers and SuppliersPDF, 70Kb

Sourcing II

All our suppliers are required to follow our Code of Conduct

The Code applies not only to suppliers but all their facilities all the way down to the last production unit – through our traceability systems, we know exactly how our products are made and where they come from.

We further encourage suppliers to make more sustainable choices through our training and awareness programmes. Crucially, regular sustainability training is given to our purchasing teams to raise awareness of the environmental and social consequences of their choices.

In a process of constant self-examination and improvement, we are constantly looking to do more, because we know even the smallest changes in our supply chain can make a big difference. These are the number of audits we did last year:

  • 2,302 pre-assessment audits
  • 4,011 social audits
  • 1,794 special audits
  • 2,776 traceability audits

The challenges involved are difficult to overstate, so we believe that our cooperation with the main stakeholders of the textile industry is vital to reaching all-important shared challenges.