We're not sure about you, but we feels as though the world is becoming a "throw-away" society - none more so than in todays world of fast fashion.
We've been around for a very long time & we've seen many changes over those years - some for the better & some for the worse, both here and abroad, but one thing has always remained true - we have always done our very best to meet all of our legal and ethical obligations as employers and also reduce our impact on our environment amd society.
Corporate Responsibility is always front of mind at Screenprint Concepts. We are committed to sourcing garments from partners whose ethos matches our own.
Our two main partners, AS Colour and Gildan Brands, are both comitted to producing garments ethically, sustainably and Corporately responsibly.
AS Colour believe its the responsibilty of every individual to be a good citizen, and while they may be a smaller player in the global market, they believe that their impact on human rights can be just as significant as larger operations.
AS Colour are committed to:
Transparency in supply chains
Responsible, ethical sourcing
Labour standards that require fair, legal & humane working conditions for all in their supply chain.
Gildan Brands Australia includes American Apparel, Anvil, Comfort Colour & Gildan.
Gildan is one of the global garment industry's largest employers & has undertaken their own "Genuine Responsibilty" Progam.
Genuine ResponsibilityTM is a social, environmental and governance program that guides how our apparel is designed, made and sold. It is embedded in the decisions we make, the actions we take and the future we envision for our Company across three central pillars:
CARING FOR THEIR PEOPLE: A commitment to maintaining industry-leading working conditions and labour practices at each of their worldwide locations.
CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT: A commitment to the development and implementation of sustainable innovative solutions that reduce the environmental impact of their operations and products throughout their entire supply chain.
CREATING STRONGER COMMUNITIES: A commitment to contribute to their communities and have a positive impact by helping them become stronger and more resilient.
To learn more about Gildan Brands "Genuine Responsibility" Statement, Click here
SWEAT SHOP FREE
What do we mean by sweatshop free?
For Screenprint Concepts, being sweatshop free has always meant:
Employees are paid fairly and in accordance with all State and Federal Laws
Employee's are always of a legal age
Our goods are printed in an environment that affords our employees comfortable and fair working conditions.
Our Employees are able to voice their ideas or concerns freely & without fear or favour.
We source garments from likeminded Suppliers whose ethos is in line with our own.
While sweatshops unfortunately still exist, predominantly in developing countries, our commitment to a sweatshop free business has never been difficult. We feel that its our responsibility to ensure that we're doing our part to become part of the solution. We're hopeful that the future of the apparel industry includes the idea that apparel produced in an ethical manner is the norm rather than the exception.