We are pleased to continue the trustful cooperation with our suppliers, especially with Purecotz from India, in 2023. Even if no complaints (directly to us or via the certifiers/standards) were received in 2022, we would like to support our partners in continuously improving the working conditions in the factories and promoting the demand for fairly produced textiles. In addition to external grievance mechanisms, our has its own Compliance Committee to address worker complaints and concerns. In 2022, six complaints, including about missing hand sanitizer or broken taps, were reported to this committee and were addressed and resolved by the Compliance Committee.

We are pleased that our customers want to work with us to help eliminate the most serious risks in the supply chain so that people in textile production can work under decent working conditions, free from discrimination and without the use of child labor. The goal of paying living wages is to enable parents to send their children to school instead of making them work. To achieve this goal and fulfill our duty of care, we are prepared to implement appropriate measures: We pay our supplier without ifs and buts the prices they ask us to implement living wages according to the Fairtrade Textile Standard. At the same time, we have learned which wages are paid at the lowest level and will monitor the development in the coming years. In addition, our supplier was not given any binding delivery dates in 2022 either, in order to prevent possible capacity bottlenecks and resulting risks (overtime, pressure on employees).

In order to implement fair working conditions, we are in constant exchange with our producer as well as with representatives of Fairtrade Germany, who know our producers and our entire supply chain well.