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What is Ethical Manufacturing and Why Does it Matter?

It's a concept that challenges the fast-fashion mindset we're so used to, pushing us to question the way products are made and the impact they have on people and the planet.

Ethical production is about more than just creating products.  Ethical manufacturing is achieved when the manufacturing process prioritises good health for all parties involved, including the environment, workers, and consumers. Products that are designed and created with sustainable materials and have a positive impact on communities are products of ethical manufacturing.

How Does Ethical Production Work?

At its core, ethical production is about creating a better future. It starts with companies taking responsibility for their supply chains, from sourcing raw or recycled materials to manufacturing and distribution. Ethical production involves fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect for human rights. It means minimising waste, reducing carbon emissions, and embracing sustainable practices.

But ethical production goes beyond the actions of companies. It requires the active participation of consumers like you. By choosing to support brands that prioritise ethical production, you become a catalyst for change. 

Why Should You Care About Ethical Production?

When you choose ethically produced products, you can be confident that your purchase is not contributing to exploitation or harm. Instead, you are supporting fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices


Francis River wouldn't exist if we didn't have an ethical production avenue to go down. We are so proud to partner with TTK Collective Ethical Manufacturing house because they prioritise people and planet first.


ttk collective ethical manufacturing team

How Can You Support Ethical Production?

  1. Research brands: Look for companies that prioritise ethical production and transparency. Download the Good On You app and check a brand's rating. 
  2. Shop consciously: Choose products that align with your values. Consider factors like transparency around labor conditions, environmental impact, and sustainability.
  3. Vote with your wallet: Support ethical brands by purchasing their products. Your choices have the power to shape the future of production.
  4. Advocate for change: Use your voice to demand ethical production practices from companies and governments. Write to brands, sign petitions, and get involved in campaigns.
Written by Francis River

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