The Original Favorites Philosophy
The quality of our garments begins with the selection of raw materials. Having the finest materials at the beginning of our production process is essential. The farms that grow our cotton adhere to ISO 9001 for Quality System, as well as numerous organic standards. That, paired with the Supima® growing standards contributes to the exceptional hand and feel of our apparel. Because our cotton is baled, barcoded and tracked it makes tampering next to impossible. Once the cotton has passed the final purity test, it is shipped and tracked with a pedigree document to insure purity and quality beyond compare.
Having our SUPIMA® cotton grown in the San Joaquin Valley of California gives us total transparency to the farming process. American labor laws are some of the most protective and regulated in the world and it gives us great pleasure to know we are contributing to job creation here in the United States.
We want our businesses to reflect who we are as people. So it is important that environmental integrity is involved at every intersection. We use 100% certified organic materials. This means that soil fertility is maintained, toxic pesticides aren't used, and biologically diverse agriculture is grown. The raw materials we use are grown within a global organic textile standards and certifications including Organic Exchange 100 Guidelines and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System to name a few.
Our SUPIMA® cotton mill in India was the first international textile source to become SUPIMA® certified. We were actually connected to this facility through the CEO of the SUPIMA® organization when we began this journey in 2015. The quality of their work is second to none. Our yarn is also OEKO Tex certified which is an organic standard for yarn quality and purity maintained by the mill.
Our mills adhere to something called SA 800 for Social Accountability Management System. This specialization is appreciated by brands and industry leaders for its approach to ensuring the highest quality of social compliance in their supply chains. In addition they are FLO (Fairtrade Labeling Organizations) which are dedicated to alleviating poverty afflicting the majority of the world's farmers and workers by setting and certifying the compliance of stringent, socially-conscious production standards. Our mills also offer monthly full medical checkups and on-site psychologists that are available whenever an employment may need them.
Our facility in Pakistan that is a source for all of organic cotton and Pakistan Supima® products have every certification under the Sun. EKO Sustainable Textile, Global Recycled Standard, and Recycled Claim Standard are just a few of the certifications that show our yarn partner's commitment to the environment, ensure accurate content claims, good working conditions, and minimization of harmful environmental and chemical impacts.
After a thorough evaluation process we settled on 3 unique factories to be our suppliers for our garments. Each factory has their own speciality and execute their products at the highest standards in the fashion industry. Our factory in India is our sole provider of SUPIMA® products, our factory in Pakistan is handles our organic heavyweight fleece and our Mainland China factory is focused on our merino wool and cashmere headwear. All three are highly regarded and work with household names in the luxury fashion and travel segment.
The talented individuals that construct our garments are the reason we are able to continue business everyday. When establishing relationships with our factories, the employee wellness and care provided by the factory was paramount. All of our factories are WRAP certified and remain industry examples of social responsibility to their employees. The factories we use provide services such as healthcare, fair wages and onsite psychological care for their employees leave us feeling confident that the talented individuals behind our garments are cared for.
We have decades of experience building consumer brands and the network of factories that we have established during that timeframe is substantial. But only our finest facilities were considered for Original Favorites blank products. Our production facilities are determined to create a conductive work environment with an ecological platform. Our factory in India has been rated by the sewage treatment plant area as having zero discharge. They use Suzlon 1250 wind power to encourage green power and continue leadership in environmental production.