Eco, Ethics & ELLE
Ethical Manufacture & Eco Friendly
From manufacturer direct to you, our knitting takes place at a family owned factory. And speaking of families, we are conscious of the legacy we leave future generations, so we endeavor to be as eco aware as we possibly can be in a commercial world. We analyze all aspects of our manufacture, employee welfare, raw material, packaging and shipping, and use materials and processes which minimize our impact on the environment. This is a commitment requiring constant updating of how we do business, and we promise to try and use all new innovations, technology and environmental initiatives for best practice in our company.
The factory was established about 50 years ago. Here begins the research, development, innovation in yearns, knitting techniques & machinery, to meet the needs and trends of the consumer. We are able to manufacture from 8 denier to 250 denier products, in a variety of both synthetic and natural fibers, using knit techniques such as plain knit, microfiber, 3D, and the new increased width knitting for plus size markets.
With a strong global presence, we have a capacity of over 12 million pairs per year, on latest generation machinery, equipped to ensure highest manufacturing quality standards are achieved.
The Environment Matters
The STeP by OEKO-TE certification enables the claim the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX standard.
The certification is designed to ensure all textiles which carry the mark are tested to be in accordance with humane ecological standards as set by the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, and guarantee the absence of harmful substances in all of our products. The standard is further designated to meet production sustainability with STeP by OAKO-TEX guidelines, and covers the manufacturing process from knitting to logistics, with six core modules for sustainable production:
- Chemicals management
- Environmental performance
- Environmental management
- Social responsibility
- Quality management
- Workplace safety
Made in Green by OEKO_TEX
Modern Slavery Act 2015
ELLE UK LTD is not regarded as a 'Relevant Organization' for the modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Acts as we are below the thirty six million pound turnover threshold for such a categorization, however as with all our policies we aim to exceed mandatory requirements and always aim for best practices.
All our operations are fully complaint to the Slavery and Trafficking Act 2015. Our external supply chain primarily consists of partners sourcing and providing raw materials and components to meet the requirements of our medical devices. We are committed to the prevention, detection and elimination of Modern Slavery and Trafficking within our supply chain and to act ethically and with integrity throughout the supply chain. As part of our mission to identify and mitigate risk we commit to:
- We internally review our manufacturing and sales operations and monitor potential risk areas.
- We conduct supplier audits
- We build long-standing relationships with our supply partners and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
- We have procedures in place to encourage all individuals within the supply chain to raise any concerns and to ensure the protection of whistle blowers.span>
We use key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our effectiveness ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our supply chain.
To ensure our supply chain remains free of modern day slavery and human trafficking, training is available and provided to relevant members of staff. All company directors have been briefed on the subject.