Your Maxibillion purchase contributes to the wellbeing of our people. We are dedicated to maintaining excellent working conditions, fair wages and reasonable hours. We offer safe, diverse and friendly work environments because we are deeply connected to the people who make our business a success.
Our workplace expectations and auditing processes can be seen in our Vendor Code of Conduct, which follows the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) standards. These standards are monitored by our third-party auditing partners. We will not work with suppliers who do not share our values, adhere to our Code of Conduct or demonstrate continuous improvement in the way they hire and treat staff.
We travel the globe to source the right suppliers for our raw materials, fabrics and trims. This has led us to 9 countries, where we collaborate with over 20 suppliers. However, 60% of all of the raw materials we use come from local suppliers as close to our factory as possible. This lowers our carbon footprint and increases the positive economic impact we have on our immediate surroundings.
How We Source
Our Material Development team researches materials, refines our
requirements, develops and approves all of the materials we use, based on these key criteria:
• Environmental health and safety
• Social responsibility
Here are just some of the ways in which working with us is fair and
• All of our workers are paid a fair wage
• Free catered lunches
• Free dinners for those who work evening shifts
• Guided exercise breaks
• Free health check-ups every 6 months on-site at the factory
• Free health insurance
We hold our partners to high standards too, working closely with them to maintain excellent workplace environments. When industry standards don’t meet our requirements, we create new ones.
We are committed to visiting all of our partner factories, particularly Tier 1 and Tier 2 (spinning, knitting, weaving and dyeing) facilities. This
focus on close collaboration means that we can oversee and strengthen every part of the process to guarantee high-quality products. We prioritise working with suppliers that hold certifications for sustainability. Our partners share our desire to protect the planet and to lead the industry to more earth-friendly commitments. Here are some of these certifications:
Material Chain of Custody & Content Claims Certifications:
GOTS, GRS, Supima®, Modal Micro Air®, TENCEL™ Lyocell, FSC®
Environmental and Ethical Management Systems Certifications & Standards:
ISO 14001, Higg FEM, Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative).
We only work with eco-friendly processes that eliminate the use of nasty chemicals. Over 2,000 harmful chemicals like lead, mercury, chlorine and formaldehyde can usually be found in clothing manufacturing. The vast majority of these are not approved for use by the Environmental Protection Agency and some are even known carcinogens.
We require that our partner suppliers hold industry certifications guaranteeing their use of safe chemicals, as well as safe chemical storage and processing. We extend this requirement to all partner dye houses, fabric mills and trim suppliers. One of the certifications we expect is the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate.
From 2024, we commit to publishing full traceability reports that cover our annual sustainability performance.