As an outdoorsy, apparel company that cares both about the planet and people, we found it very important to take a look at our operational processes going forward. The two questions we focused on the most were, how are we impacting the planet, and how are the employees treated in our supply chain? After days of research, we found the perfect partners and got straight to work. We have laid out each step below:
Here at Ragamuffin Co., we are committed to ethical manufacturing. We carefully vetted and chose partners that respect both the earth, and their employees. This is definitely not the cheapest way to go, but for us, it was the only way. Nearly 100% of our clothing is manufactured in WRAP certified facilities.
What is a WRAP certified facility, you ask?
WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) is a globally recognized independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing through certification and education. Companies accepted into the WRAP organization go through an extensive application process that ensures that sewn products are being produced under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.
Principals that the WRAP Certification includes are:
- Compliance with Laws and Workplace Regulations
- Prohibition of Forced Labor
- Prohibition of Child Labor
- Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse
- Compensation and Benefits
- Hours of Work
- Prohibition of Discrimination
- Health and Safety
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
- Customs Compliance
You can learn more about WRAP at www.wrapcompliance.org.
Screen Printing and Embroidery
All of our screen printing and embroidery is done in our home state of North Carolina. We spent weeks deciding on the best partners for us and are stoked to work with some of the best in the state! Our chosen business partners not only do great work, but also love working with small businesses.
The Final Steps
Once the products arrive at Ragamuffin HQ, they are inspected, tagged, and folded – ready for you to purchase them so they get to go to their permanent home.
Every order is then picked, packed, and shipped straight to you. We usually ship with USPS or UPS. We love packaging your orders and getting to continue to spread the coalition around the world. Every single order brings a smile to our faces.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read through our product journey. If you have any more questions or concerns, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get back to you with an honest answer. Thank you for holding us responsible.