Hi Greg, thank you for your feedback! Our intention has always been to ethically source our products by working with suppliers who meet our high level of environmental and socially responsible standards. We use the Higg Index tools to audit and maintain oversight of our suppliers facilities and practices. Our suppliers work under a Modibodi Code of Conduct which has non-tolerance issues that if found would require us to cease relationships with them immediately, our factories do not have non-tolerance issues and any areas where we can reach for higher levels of achievement we work with them to improve.
Our garments are manufactured in China by factories who we expect to operate transparently, with a focus on safe working conditions, fair wages, gender equality and freedom of choice for its employees, while achieving all environmental conditions. Our products require specialist sewers skilled at underwear creation which is only available in a few locations. We initially used local manufacturers however they were unable to produce in volume and achieve the quality required.
We have close working relationships with our supply partners and will continue to work together to create products of quality in dignified and safe working environments :)