HOW AND WHERE
At ALPHA60 we endeavour to constantly improve all
of our processes and practices to limit the impact
that we have on the environment and work towards
constantly improving ethical practices.
WHERE & HOW
90% of our garments are made within one family owned factory in Humen, China. We have had an ongoing relationship with this factory for many years and continue to closely monitor and work with the team to maintain fair and ethical working conditions – visiting the factory biannually.
Alpha60 is the primary customer for this factory and we have been working with them to ensure that conditions are good and fair. Both ALPHA60 and our factory work with very small, limited runs – helping further manage conditions.
The high quality that we demand in our production at ALPHA60 requires skilled employees and as a result the wages are well above the minimum for the region.
The lowest paid employee is paid two times above the minimum wage amount and as skill levels of the employees increase, wages also increase.
The employees at our factories are both highly skilled and experienced. No under aged person will be employed at any factory ALPHA60 work with - at time of writing this, the youngest employee is 24 years old.
The production lines are end to end, with no outsourcing during the CMT process. This allows us to ensure that working conditions are not compromised at any time with outsourcing.
Printing, pleating and embroidery require specialist machines that are operated externally and run by trusted independent factories to the primary. We do so and will continue to inspect and work with these factories to ensure that conditions meet and exceed our requirements.
Our focus centres on creating high quality garments of timeless and durable design and production – to be worn and loved across numerous seasons and trends.
We will endeavour to improve all of our processes to limit the impact that we have on the environment.
We have never, and will never use any fur or exotic leathers in our production.
We work on a direct to consumer business model. By cutting out the middleman, thus we are able to charge approachable prices for a higher-quality, long lasting product.
As a company we look at ways to constantly improve the sustainability aspect of our processes and practices.
At the beginning of 2019 — we managed to reduce our single use plastics by 90% in 12 months, implementing a program to eliminate all single use plastics in our production and postage by the end of the year.
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