Frequently Asked Questions
This sections contains a series of frequently asked questions
about ethical clothes production and other related areas.
If you have a question you'd like to see answered or a suggestion
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You Mean By 'Ethical'?
Ethical is a wide term to encompass fairness to people, the
environment and all parties involved in the production of
our clothes. For more details explore
our ethical section.
Any Magazines I Can Subscribe To?
We rather like the following magazines:
Ethical Consumer http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/
What ones would you recommend? Tell
Are The Books On Your Bookshelf?
No Logo Naomi Klein
Clue Train Manifesto Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc
Searls, David Weinberger
Go MAD The Ecologist
In Sam we Trust Bob Ortega
The Seed Handbook Lynne Franks
Business as Unusual Anita Roddick
Perfect Health Deepak Chopra
Real Gorgeous Kaz Cooke
Stupid White Men Michael Moore
The Global Me G. Pascal Zachary
The Silent Takeover Noreena Hertz
Ethical Shopping William Young & Richard Welford
Good Business - Steve Hilton and Giles Gibbons
What would you recommend we
read once we have finished these?
You Decide On Sizes?
We have based our sizes on the sizes of the three high street
stores and worked with a professional grading company. Click
here to look at sizing information and tips on measuring
yourself or email us if you have any questions
If I Dont Feel Safe Ordering Over The Internet?
You can call us on 0870 005 7080 and place your order. Our
web order form is also set up
so that you can print it and pop it and a cheque or bank order
into the post.
Or you can choose off line payment on the on-line
booking form which will place your order with us, give you
an order number and you can then send your payment with the
order number on it.
Do You Mean By 'Limited Edition'?
Some of the fabrics are only available in limited amounts.
When these garments are sold out, we cannot produce any more.
Does The Label 'Charity Programme' Next To A Garment Mean?
This means that a 5 % of the price of the garment before tax
is donated to the charities.
We are interested in working with charities, not just donating
money to them.
Please click here to
see details on the programmes we are working on at the moment.
Use Recycled Paper?
We are working very closely with our printers and packaging
suppliers to source all our paper from recycled or sustainable
sources. Our printers Beacon
Press are specialists in this area and all our material
is printed recycled paper using their Pure Print processes.
All our packaging is 75% recycled, but we have yet to find
affordable environmentally friendly sticking tape!
You Setting Up Your Own Ethical Measurement System?
As much as possible we are keen to work with companies and
people who have already developed systems for measuring ethical
production. For example, we have used the Eti base code and
the SA8000 to build our Code of Conduct.
Wherever possible, we plan to use the systems set up by Organic
Boards, Fair Trade Association and ethical magazines and books
like Ethical Consumer and Ethical Shopping. We do not want
to reinvent the wheel; we just want to make clothes as ethically
as we possibly can.
We plan to share all information on the website to keep our
customers fully informed.