People over profit has been our motto for over a decade and we firmly believe that the people who make our clothes matter just as much as those who wear them.
The importance of ethics is a deep part of our company and the livelihood of our planet and her stewards is at the core of our business model. We are proud to consciously craft garments in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory in India and employ fair labor practices with our partners in Nepal.
A natural extension of Synergy’s sustainable practices, our partnership with Fair Trade USA ensures safe, healthy, and prosperous working conditions for the people who craft our clothes.
Fair Trade Certified™ factories must adhere to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health and safety of the workforce. This means:
- Safe working conditions
- No child or forced labor
- Elimination of harmful chemicals
- Maternity leave, strict legal minimum wage requirements, and much more
By treating our employees with respect we create garments that are not only high quality, but that are empowering the people who made them. Fair Trade practices offer a pathway to sustainable livelihoods within global communities, communities often exploited for their labor.
Additionally, with the purchase of Fair Trade Certified™ items, you’re not only helping to support better working conditions for the factory workers who make your clothes, but that extra income is given directly back to them to invest in their communities. This money is used to address important local needs so their families and communities can thrive for generations to come.
Fair Trade practices are symbiotic. It is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.
We stand with Fair Trade USA® in their belief that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. When you choose Fair Trade Certified™ goods, you’re voting with your dollar in the easiest way possible, supporting responsible companies, empowering workers and protecting the environment. It’s a world-changing and life affirming way of doing business.