Supply Chain Disclosure —
District Clothing is proud of its strong commitment to Responsible Sourcing.
District Clothing is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. This includes recognizing that we have a responsibility towards ensuring that slavery and trafficking do not occur in our supply chain. We seek to operate in compliance with the highest standard and all applicable national laws wherever we do business, and to respect and support international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating trafficking and slavery, as described in the 2000 United Nations “Palermo Protocol” and the 1926 Slavery Convention.
The 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the Act), which became effective January 1, 2012, requires companies such as District Clothing to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain. Our Global Operating Principles – a set of principles based on labor standards of the International Labor Organization covers forced labor, child labor, harassment or abuse, discrimination, wages, freedom of association, among others covering risks associated with trafficking and slavery of workers.
Our third-party verification of our Global Operating Principles is rigorous and certain factories are also independently monitored by the Fair Labor Association (FLA). We are proud of our affiliation with the FLA and continue to work with them and other socially responsible apparel companies to evaluate and develop improved and comprehensive human rights policies, supplier monitoring and training programs, worker hotline channels, and other best practices aimed at ensuring full compliance throughout the supply chain of our private label products.
As an Accredited Participating Company of the FLA, our suppliers are required to submit to independent monitoring by the FLA. Factories that are selected for monitoring are chosen at random by the FLA without any prior knowledge to either the factory or to District Clothing. We believe this creates a high level of accountability and transparency at the factories which manufacture our products.
In addition to the monitoring activities of the FLA, both our Compliance Team and independent third party auditors perform periodic and unannounced compliance audits at the facilities of each supplier involved in the production of our proprietary products. Should we discover that any remediation is required, our Compliance Team works closely with the supplier and the facility to ensure that timely corrective actions are taken, including appropriate monitoring and verification.
District Clothing is committed to ensuring production of our products meets legal and ethical standards. We set strong benchmarks through our Global Operating Principles, and proactively monitors suppliers for compliance. Our brands are participating members of the Fair Labor Association, a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations to improve working conditions in factories around the world.
Anti-human trafficking and anti-slavery campaigns: Please visit www.palermoprotocol.com for more information.
The Fair Labor Association: Please visit www.fairlabor.org for more information.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: Please see the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act legislation, linked here, for more information.
Product Safety Compliance —
As you may be aware, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) became law in August 2008 and is applicable to certain District® and District Made® products manufactured after Nov. 12, 2008. District® and District Made® take great care to ensure that the materials used to manufacture its products are safe and meet our high standards and specifications, which meet and exceed those of CPSIA.
In addition, effective with product manufactured on or after Nov. 12, 2008, all affected District® and District Made® products ship from factories accompanied by documentation of conformity to the requirements of CPSIA.
To request safety information, please find the product’s tracking label and send this number, along with a product description, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will supply the safety information in a return e-mail to you.
What’s a tracking number?
The product safety tracking number is a unique product identification number that traces the location and date of production of a given product along with other required information. This tracking number is located on the tracking label, which is found directly underneath the fabric care label.