Supplier Code Of Conduct 2020.

Last update: October 2020 | Next update: April 2021

 

CODE OF CONDUCT
Joslin is committed to reducing the impacts of global warming and their carbon footprint as a consumer goods business, thus they will work tirelessly with you as a Manufacturing Partner towards the continuous improvement of environmental conditions and social compliance in the PRC. Joslin recognises the many operational, financial, legal and 'minimum order quantity' limitations within the framework of our Supplier Code of Conduct, and we will respectfully work with you within these limitations and strive for constant improvement.

BRAND PILLARS
Joslin’s manufacturing partners will always, to the best of their ability, their knowledge and their local laws work within Joslin’s brand philosophy and core business values:   

Design
- Conscious and considered design
- Enduring design and timelessness 
- Wardrobe longevity and seasonless collections
- Valuing the integrity of design, garment construction and traditional techniques   

Textiles
- Fabrications, yarns, fibres and raw materials are always naturally derived
- Traceable to the source wherever possible
- Care for the agriculture and farming of natural fibres   

Animal Rights
- Animals are equal custodians of Mother Earth to human beings
- Animals are entitled to the possession of their own existence and their most basic interests and needs
- Animals should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings
- Joslin has a pet friendly office culture and workplace
- Joslin’s Designer follows a predominately plant-based diet  in support of the environment, animal rights and personal health, and wishes to have this reflected in all of Joslin’s products 

Environment
- Reducing single use plastic and working towards full elimination of plastic materials and/or substances
- Avoiding synthetic materials and working towards full elimination of synthetic materials and/or substances
- Responsible use of chemicals
- Reducing embodied energy (within local laws)
- Reducing carbon emissions (within local laws)
- Reducing greenhouse gases (within local laws)

Human Rights, Working Conditions & Living Wage 
- Respecting the people behind a garments manufacture
- Constantly striving for improvement and transparency in the supply chain
- Learning from mistakes
- Striving for improvement
- Social Compliance
- Ensuring all businesses along the supply chain are always paid within a reasonable time frame and are reasonably compensated
- Women’s health

Inclusivity, Diversity & Equality
- Acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we run our business
- Closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia
- Respect, value, dignity, flexibility and choice
- Education in systematic racism
- Recognising and resolving systematic racism in the fashion industry
- Education in systematic sexism and misogyny
- Recognising and resolving systematic sexism and misogyny in the fashion industry, and all industries in a wider perspective
- Zero tolerance for discrimination (racism, homophobia, sexism, ableism, appearance, age, beliefs, religion)
- Actively learning, listening, improving and changing
- Joslin has a family friendly office culture

Fair & Reasonable Business Practice
- Joslin Studio Pty Ltd works with all Team Members, Agents, Creatives, Customers, Stockists, Suppliers, Vendors and Distributers to ensure that all business partnerships follow locals’ laws, social compliance and fair-trading terms within given circumstances
- If an issue occurs that is either 1) not at either parties’ fault or 2) out of reasonable control, Joslin Studio Pty Ltd will endeavour to proceed with what is fair and reasonable for both parties
 
 
HUMAN RIGHTS, WORKING CONDITIONS & LIVING WAGE
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd’s core business values include respecting all people behind a garments manufacture, constantly striving for improvement and transparency in the supply chain and ensuring all businesses, garment workers and agricultural/farm workers along the supply chain are always paid within a reasonable time frame and are reasonably compensated or paid a living wage in accordance with local laws.

Audits and Accreditation
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has a membership with Amfori. The Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an industry-driven movement that aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain. An Amfori BSCI audit helps Joslin Studio Pty Ltd monitor its Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners in their Supply Chain to ensure that all suppliers are treating workers ethically and legally.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner agrees to annual and/or bi-annual of either or both of the following:
- Amfori BSCI Audit(s)
- Amfori Sustainability Platform Audit(s)
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner agrees that when a minimum of a B+ standard is not met; it is mandatory to show improvement in the next Amfori BSCI Audit and work closely in the interim with Joslin Studio Pty Ltd to meet all working conditions inside this Code of Conduct.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner recognises that if improvement is not shown in the next Amfori BSCI Audit, Joslin will end the Business Partnership.
In the circumstance that a Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner cannot arrange a Amfori Audit, the below Audits will be found acceptable:
- WRAP Compliance Audit(s) (World Responsible Accredited Production)
- Intertek Workplace Conditions Report(s)
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner agrees that if an outcome of 80% or Silver is not met; it is mandatory to show improvement within six months and work closely in the interim with Joslin Studio Pty Ltd to meet all working conditions inside this Code of Conduct.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner recognises that if improvement is not shown within six months, Joslin will end the Business Partnership.   

Factory and Office Visitations
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner agrees to bi-annual and/or quarterly visits from Design Team members at Joslin Studio Pty Ltd to inspect working conditions of all workers, makers and merchandisers.   

Transparency of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Manufacturers/Suppliers/Vendors/Business Partners
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will provide Joslin Studio Pty Ltd’s with transparency of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Suppliers/Manufacturers/Vendors/Farms wherever possible and reasonable to do so.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner agrees to provide all adequate or requested information, including of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Suppliers/Manufacturers/Vendors/Farms including the following certifications:
- Amfori BSCI Audit(s)
- Amfori Sustainability Platform Audit(s)
- WRAP Compliance Audit(s)
- Intertek Workplace Conditions Report(s)
- Country-Of-Origin Certificate(s)
- Fairtrade® Certificate(s)
- GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certificates(s)
- OCS (Organic Content Standard) Certificates(s)
- ICCAW (International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare).   

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Manufacturers/Suppliers/Business Partners will ensure the following for their garment workers:
- Respecting the right of garment workers to form unions in a free and democratic way
- Not discriminate against workers because of trade union membership and
- Respect workers’ right to bargain collectively.
Business partners shall not prevent workers’ representatives from having access to workers in the workplace or from interacting with them.
When operating in countries where trade union activity is unlawful or where free and democratic trade union activity is not allowed, business partners shall respect this principle by allowing workers to freely elect their own representatives with whom the company can enter into dialogue about workplace issues.   

No Discrimination
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination. Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination of racism, homophobia, sexism, ableism, appearance, age, beliefs and/or religion.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner understands the terminology of a ‘discrimination’ and shall not discriminate, exclude or have a certain preference for persons on the basis of:
- Gender
- Age
- Religion
- Race
- Caste
- Birth
- Social Background
- Disability and/or Ableism
- Ethnic and National Origin
- Nationality
- Membership in Unions
- Or any other legitimated organisations, political affiliation or opinions
- Sexual Orientation
- Family responsibilities
- Marital status
- Diseases and/or illnesses
- Or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination.
In particular, workers shall not be harassed or disciplined on any of the grounds listed above.   

Fair Remuneration & Living Wage*
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner recognises that paying garment workers a ‘Living Wage’ or higher is a as core brand value and principle of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner understands the terminology of a ‘Living Wage’ as follows:
- A Living Wage is a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living, it is defined as the minimum income necessary for a garment worker to meet his or her basic needs and rights. It is higher than Country or Province’s average ‘Minimum Wage’. A living wage should match or be higher than a Country’s, Province’s or State’s average ‘Living Cost’.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner observe this principle and respect the right of the workers to receive fair remuneration that is sufficient to provide them with a decent living for themselves and their families, as well as the social benefits legally granted, without prejudice to the specific expectations set out hereunder.
Business partners shall comply, as a minimum, with wages above those mandated by governments’ minimum wage legislation, or industry standards approved on the basis of collective bargaining, whichever is higher.
Wages are to be paid in a timely manner, regularly, and fully in legal tender. Partial payment in the form of allowance “in kind” is accepted in line with ILO specifications. The level of wages is to reflect the skills and education of workers and shall refer to regular working hours.
Deductions will be permitted only under the conditions and to the extent prescribed by law or fixed by collective agreement or contract signed by both the worker and the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner.
*Joslin Studio Pty Ltd recognises the minimum wage per city of manufacture in The People’s Republic of China:
- Shanghai’s minimum wage is CN¥ 2480.00 | Zhejiang Province, China
- Suzhou, Jiangyin and Wuxi’s minimum wage is CN¥ 2020.00 | Jiangsu Province, China
- Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Changping (Dongguan)’s minimum wage is CN¥ 2,200.00 | Guangdong Province, China

Decent Working Hours
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner observes the principle of ‘Decent Working Hours’ and ensure that:
- Workers are not required to work more than 48 regular hours per week
- Without prejudice to the specific expectations set out hereunder
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd recognises the exceptions specified by the ILO (International Labour Organisation):
- Applicable national laws are to be interpreted within the international framework set out by the ILO.
- Industry benchmark standards are to be interpreted within the international framework set out by the ILO.
- Collective agreements are to be interpreted within the international framework set out by the ILO.
In exceptional cases defined by the ILO, the limit of hours of work prescribed above may be exceeded, in which case overtime is permitted, if the use of overtime is:
- Exceptional (unusual and not typical or often)
- Voluntary
- Paid at a premium rate of 1.5 or 2 times the regular rate
- Shall not represent a significantly higher likelihood of occupational hazards.
Furthermore, the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner shall grant their garment workers with the right to resting breaks in every working day and the right to at least one day off in every seven days, unless fair and reasonable exceptions defined by collective agreements apply.   

Occupational Health and Safety
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner observes the principle of the ‘right to healthy working and living conditions’ of garment workers and local communities, without prejudice to the specific expectations set out hereunder.
Vulnerable individuals such as - but not limited to:
- Young workers
- New and expecting mothers
- Persons with disabilities
shall receive special protection and facilities.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner shall comply with occupational health and safety regulations, or with international standards where domestic legislation is weak or poorly enforced.
The active co-operation between management and workers, and/or their representatives is essential in order to develop and implement systems towards ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. This may be achieved through the establishment of Occupational Health and Safety Committees.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners shall ensure that:
- There are systems in place to detect, assess, avoid and respond to potential threats to the health and safety of workers.
- Will take effective measures to prevent workers from having accidents, injuries or illnesses, arising from, associated with, or occurring during work.
- Measures should aim at minimising so far as is reasonable the causes of hazards inherent within the workplace.
- Seek improving workers protection in case of accident including through compulsory insurance schemes.
- Shall take all appropriate measures within their sphere of influence, to see to the stability and safety of the equipment and buildings they use, the residential facilities to workers when these are provided by the employer as well as to protect against any foreseeable emergency.
- Respect the workers’ right to exit the premises from imminent danger without seeking permission.
- Ensure adequate occupational medical assistance and related facilities.
- Shall ensure access to clean drinking water, safe and clean eating and resting areas as well as clean and safe cooking and food storage areas
- Shall always provide effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all workers free of charge.  

Women’s Health
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of gender, inclusive of respective gender specific health and safety requirements.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner shall comply with occupational health and safety regulations and have respectful understanding of women’s health and naturally occurring circumstances of women’s health. The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners shall ensure that:
- Lavatories and/or bathrooms are cleaned daily, and adequate facilities are always available
- Lavatories and/or bathrooms provide separate facilities for male and female genders
- Adequate privacy is provided for females and female identifying persons
- Facilities are provided for female menstruation
- Facilities are provided for new and expecting mothers if applicable
- Occupational health and safety for new and expecting mothers  

No Child Labour
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will not employ directly or indirectly, children below the minimum age* of completion of compulsory schooling as defined by law, which shall not be less that set age under law. 
* Joslin Studio Pty Ltd recognises the legal working age in The People’s Republic of China is sixteen (16).
* Joslin Studio Pty Ltd recognises the legal working age in Australia is fifteen (15).
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner must establish robust age-verification mechanisms as part of the recruitment process, which may not be in any way degrading or disrespectful to the worker.    This principle aims to protect children from any form of exploitation. Special care is to be taken on the occasion of the dismissal of children, as they can move into more hazardous employment, such as prostitution or drug trafficking. In removing children from the workplace, business partners should identify in a proactive manner, measures to ensure the protection of affected children. When appropriate, they shall pursue the possibility to provide decent work for adult household members of the affected children’s family. 

Special Protection for Young Workers 
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner ensures that young workers* do not work at night and that they are protected against conditions of work which are prejudicial to their health, safety, morals and development, without prejudice to the specific expectations set out in this principle.  
*Joslin Studio Pty Ltd defines a young worker as someone over the legal working age, but under the age of twenty five (25).
Where young workers are employed, the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner should ensure that:
- The kind of work is not likely to be harmful to their health or development
- Their working hours do not prejudice their attendance at school
- Their participation in vocational orientation approved by the competent authority or their capacity to benefit from training or instruction programs.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner shall set the necessary mechanisms to prevent, identify and mitigate harm to young workers; with special attention to the access young workers shall have to effective grievance mechanisms and to Occupational Health and Safety trainings schemes and programmes.    

No Precarious Employment 
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner observes this principle when, without prejudice that:
- They ensure that their employment relationships do not cause insecurity and social or economic vulnerability for their workers
- Work is performed on the basis of a recognised and documented employment relationship
- Established in compliance with national legislation, custom or practice and international labour standards, whichever provides greater protection.
Before entering into employment, the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will provide workers with understandable information about their rights, responsibilities and employment conditions, including working hours, remuneration and terms of payment.   
Business partners shall not use employment arrangements in a way that deliberately does not correspond to the genuine purpose of the law. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Apprenticeship schemes where there is no intent to impart skills or provide regular employment
- Seasonality or contingency work when used to undermine workers’ protection
- Labour-only contracting

Sub-Contracting
Sub-contracting undermines all rights of workers and quality expectations in Joslin Studio Pty Ltd’s Code Of Conduct (as written throughout this document).
The use of sub-contracting with Manufactures/Suppliers/Vendors/Business Partners unknown to Joslin Studio Pty Ltd, is strictly prohibited by Joslin Studio Pty Ltd.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner understands that Joslin Studio Pty Ltd will end business partnership if the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner is found to have used sub-contracting manufacturing or similar without written permission. Business partnership will cease immediately or as soon as reasonably able to.   

Work/Life Balance
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has a family friendly office culture and workplace and wishes all Suppliers/Manufacturers/Vendors/Business Partners to participate in a family friendly culture wherever fair and reasonably able to do so.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will provide decent working conditions that:
- Support workers, both women and men, in their roles as parents or caregivers, especially with regard to migrant and seasonal workers whose children may be left in the migrants’ hometowns
- Supports the needs of new and expecting mothers
- Supports the needs of new parents in their roles as parents, both women and men
- Supports the needs of new parents to provide their children with adequate schooling and understands the

No Bonded Labour
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will not engage in any form of:
- Servitude, forced, bonded, indentured, trafficked or non-voluntary labour.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner risks allegations of complicity if they benefit from the use of such forms of labour by their own Manufacturers/Suppliers/Vendors/Business Partners (inclusive of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Manufacturers/Suppliers/Vendors/Business Partners not made known to Joslin Studio Pty Ltd).
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner shall:
- Act with special diligence when engaging and recruiting migrant workers both directly and indirectly
- Allow their workers the right to leave work and freely terminate their employment provided that workers give reasonable notice to the employer
- Ensure that workers are not subject to inhumane or degrading treatment, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion and/or verbal abuse.
- Ensure that all disciplinary procedures are established in writing and are to be explained verbally to workers in clear and understandable terms.  

Ethical Business Behaviour & Compliance
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will observe this principle and without prejudice will not be involved in any act of:
- Corruption
- Extortion
- Embezzlement
- Bribery - including but not limited to - the promising, offering, giving or accepting of any improper monetary or other incentive.
Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd are expected to keep accurate information regarding their activities, structure and performance, and should disclose these in accordance with applicable regulations and industry benchmark practices. 
Business partners should neither participate in falsifying such information, nor in any act of misrepresentation in the supply chain. 
Furthermore, Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners should collect, use and otherwise process personal information including:
- That from workers
- Business partners
- Customers
- Consumers (in their sphere of influence)
all with reasonable care.
The collection use and other processing of personal information is to comply with privacy and information security laws and regulatory requirements.  
 
ANIMAL WELFARE
The supplier agrees to the prevention, reduction and eradication of animal suffering in the production supply chain:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vitality. This must be specific to the animal.
- Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. This means you should provide soft bedding and an area with appropriate temperature, noise levels, and access to natural light. If an animal is outside, it must have shelter from the elements as well as appropriate food and water bowls that will not freeze or tip over.
- Freedom from pain, injury, or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. This includes vaccinating animals, monitoring animals, physical health, treating any injuries and providing appropriate medications.
 - Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind. Animals need to be able to interact with — or avoid — others of their own kind as desired. They must be able to stretch every part of their body (from nose to tail), and run, jump, and play. This can be particularly challenging when animals are housed in individual kennels.
- Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. The mental health of an animal is just as important as its physical health — as psychological stress can quickly transition into physical illness. These conditions can be achieved by preventing overcrowding and providing sufficient enrichment and safe hiding spaces.  

Prohibited Animal Products
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd strictly prohibits the below animal products in their apparel and accessories:
- Leather
- Exotic animal skin
- Fur
- Angora
- Feathers
- Down  

Approved & Authorised Animal Products
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd allows the below animal products/proteins/fibres in their apparel and accessories:
- Silk*
- Sheep Wool
- Cashmere
* Joslin Studio Pty Ltd recognises that generic silk does not fall under our Animal Welfare Code of Conduct. To date, Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has not been able to find an alternative of equal quality. The supplier recognises that if an adequate alternative is found, the use of this silk will become mandatory.
For allowed animal products/proteins/fibres, it is mandatory for the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner to provide following certifications:
- GCS (Good Cashmere Standard)
- SFA (Sustainable Fibre Alliance)
- ICCAW (International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare).
- RWS (Responsible Wool Standard)
For 100% Wool products, it is mandatory for the Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner to provide following certifications:
- Woolmark®
- RWS (Responsible Wool Standard)
It is preferable, but not mandatory that Wool or Wool-blend products use non-mulesed wool. This is not mandatory or enforced due to MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) limitations with Joslin’s purchase orders (currently only). The supplier recognises that if MOQs are met, this is mandatory.

Pets/Animals kept on Factory Premises or Office Premises
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has a pet friendly office culture and workplace and wishes all Suppliers/Manufacturers/Vendors/Business Partners to participate in a pet friendly culture and basic animal rights wherever fair and reasonably able to do so.
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd recognises that many, if not all, Factories/ Suppliers/Manufacturers/Vendors/Business Partners will keep a domesticated animal (such as a dog and/or cat) on the premises for security reasons, it is expected by Joslin Studio Pty Ltd that all Suppliers/Manufacturers/Vendors/Business Partners will ensure that:
- All domesticated animals such as Dogs and Cats belonging to factory owners and workers, and/or garment workers will not be kept chained up outside the premises of the factory/office or similar on a permanent basis
- Adequate food, water and shelter will be provided to the pet/animal if it is to permanently reside on the premises of the factory/office or similar on a permanent basis
 - The pet/animal will be brought inside if the weather is too hot or too cold
- Adequate exercise and play will be provided to the pet/animal if it is to permanently reside on the premises of the factory/office or similar on a permanent basis Adequate human contact, love and care will be provided to the pet/animal if it is to permanently reside on the premises of the factory/office or similar on a permanent basis
 
TEXTILES, FIBRES, YARNS & RAW MATERIALS
Joslin only uses textiles, fibres, yarns and raw materials that are high in quality, planet friendly and traceable to the source wherever reasonably possible. Traceable origin is preferred but not mandatory due to MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) limitations and Chain of Custody limitations in the supply chain.

Authenticity
Substitutes will not be used in production against our standards and/or approved textiles, mills and vendors.

Linen 
The minimum standard for linen quality must have traceable origins that are certified with European Flax® for at least the steps of flax seed, farming, scutching and combing before being imported into China for spinning and weaving to ensure authenticity and high quality.
It is preferred (but not mandatory) that the spinning and weaving mills are also certified with European Flax®.
The flax seeds, combed fibres and flax bales must originate from France or Belgium (Europe) with minimum proof by both or either:
- Country-Of-Origin Certificate
- European Flax® Certificate
Linen preferred certification:
- European Flax®
- Belgian Linen™
- Masters of Linen®
Linen cannot not be sourced from other origins unless certified by:
- GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
- OCS (Organic Content Standard)  

Cotton
Cotton must be certified by:
- GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
- BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) *
OCS (Organic Content Standard)
*Joslin is not currently registered as a BCI Member as we don’t meet the MOQ (with each individual purchase order) for 'Measuring Cotton Consumption' to qualify as a member under the guidelines of BCI. It is mandatory for the mill to provide proof of BCI Membership.
No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) of cotton are to be used during manufacturing.
A chain of custody is preferable to ensure cotton cannot be traced to regions of known Human Rights Violations, child labour and/or forced labour.   

Cotton | Human Rights Violations, Forced Labour and Child Labour
A chain of custody is preferable to ensure cotton cannot be traced to regions of known Human Rights Violations, child labour and/or forced labour.   
If any hesitation or suspicion, the below certificates are mandatory on top of usual Cotton certifications enforced by Joslin:
- Country-Of-Origin Certificate
- Fairtrade® Certificate

Cashmere
Cashmere must be certified by:
- GCS (Good Cashmere Standard)
 - SFA (Sustainable Fibre Alliance)
- ICCAW (International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare).   

Sheep Wool
Wool and Merino Wool must be certified by:
- RWS (Responsible Wool Standard)
100% pure wool fibres must be certified by
- Woolmark®
Wool must be non-mulesed wool wherever possible. This is not mandatory or enforced due to MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) limitations with Joslin’s purchase orders (currently only). The supplier recognises that if MOQs are met, this is mandatory.   

Viscose
It is preferred, but not mandatory that all Viscose is certified by:
- FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
FSC Certified Viscose will be sourced from sustainably managed plantations. This is not mandatory or enforced due to MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) limitations with Joslin’s purchase orders (currently only). The supplier recognises that if MOQs are met, this is mandatory.   

Silk
All mills and dye-houses must ensure woven fabrics made of 100% silk (including silk/spandex, silk/cotton and silk/viscose (with or without golden or silver lurex), bleached or dyed) by:
- Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard

Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard
All manufacturers and dye-houses must ensure yearly audits and/or certification by:
- Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard
No harmful chemicals are used during the dying process, ensuring customer confidence, high product safety, healthier waterways, sustainability awareness and the responsible use of chemicals.    

Other textiles in use, that are not currently relative to environmental issues:

Ramie
A chain of custody is preferable (but not mandatory) to ensure cotton and other natural fibres cannot be traced to the Xinjiang Region of China.

Hemp
A chain of custody is preferable (but not mandatory) to ensure cotton and other natural fibres cannot be traced to the Xinjiang Region of China. 
Business Partners and/or Manufacturers must ensure yearly audits and/or certification by:
- Country-Of-Origin Certificate to ensure European Hemp standard is used
    
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd fiercely supports the regeneration of our environment and caring for Mother Earth for the future of all humanity and animals (including mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and insects) for healthy biodiversity of the planet and all environments. It is Joslin Studio Pty Ltd’s expectation that all Suppliers/Manufacturers/Business Partners will work towards environmental practices within their own country’s laws and environmental policies, and the expectation sits within what is fair, reasonable and financially viable for the Suppliers/Manufacturers/Business Partner.

Protection of the Environment
Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd will take necessary measures to avoid environmental degradation of any sort.
Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd will assess significant environmental impacts of operations and establish effective policies and procedures that reflect their environmental responsibility. They will see to implement adequate measures to prevent or minimise adverse effects on the community, natural resources and the overall environment. 
Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd will ensure:
- The existence or future implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS)
- Proper waste management, with special attention to hazardous waste and emissions which may not be dumped or discharged in an unlawful manner, including water waste
 - Employees whose work has a direct impact on the environment shall be trained, competent and have the necessary resources to do their jobs including appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Plastic, cardboard, paper, glass and metal are correctly recycled
- Soft plastic recycling is in place and/or soft plastics are avoided  

Protection of the Environment | Restricted Substances
All Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners and Dye-Houses of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd must ensure yearly audits and/or certification by:
- Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard
No harmful chemicals are used during the dying process, ensuring customer confidence, high product safety, healthier waterways, sustainability awareness and the responsible use of chemicals. 
All Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners and Dye-Houses of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd must not use harmful materials, dyes or chemicals that have any unacceptable risk to health or the environment during production, use or disposal.
All Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners must keep themselves updated and comply with all current and specific legal requirements regarding the restriction or ban of certain chemicals and metals, such as but not limited to lead, cadmium, nickel, phthalates, azo, and dispersed dyes for the products manufactured and distributed globally for Joslin Studio Pty Ltd. This includes all applicable laws and regulations regarding storage, handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals and non-hazardous solid waste, as well as the treatment and disposal of wastewater and air emissions. 
As regulations are continuously updated, Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners and Dye-Houses of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd must remain diligent and adopt any new standards and/or changes and meet global chemical regulations.
All Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners and Dye-Houses of Joslin Studio Pty Ltd must provide goods, products, packaging, and/or merchandise that have been manufactured in compliance with the global restricted substance regulations.
They must be able to provide, upon request, documentation in the form of laboratory reports and original Supplier certifications to show and verify compliance. In the event they cannot meet these requirements, they must advise Joslin Studio Pty Ltd prior to purchase order finalisation and deposit payment.
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners and Dye-Houses understands that Joslin Studio Pty Ltd withholds the right to cancel the purchase order if these terms are not met within fair, reasonable and financially viable terms.   

Protection of the Environment | Denim & Banned Denim Processing
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners and Dye-Houses recognise and agree that denim manufacturing in specific withholds more environmental hazards than any other form of clothing and/or apparel.
Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partners/ Dye-Houses and in specific Denim Manufacturers must ensure that all products comply with all processing restrictions and worker safeguards. Products shall not be produced using any banned processes as listed as follows:
- Bleaching and drying processes performed with certain granules on denim products.
- Processes where denim or other fabric materials are disposed in a chamber in dry contact together with granules or a course, permeable material (including, without limitation, pumice stones) which have been impregnated with a bleaching agent (including, without limitation, hypochlorite bleach and/or potassium permanganate).
- Processes where denim or other fabric materials are bleached in a dry state by dry tumbling the materials and the granules together for a period of the time sufficient to randomly fade the materials; and such fabric materials are separated from the granules.
- Processes where denim or other fabric materials are sandblasted or subject to sandblasting techniques using crystalline silica, sand, or other materials that are blasted onto or at materials.
It is preferred, but not mandatory that all Denim Production to be certified by:
- Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard
- GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
- Bluesign®
Bluesign® is not mandatory or enforced due to MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) limitations with Joslin’s purchase orders (currently only). The supplier recognises that if MOQs are met, Bluesign® is also mandatory.

Reducing & Eliminating Single Use Plastic
The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will support Joslin Studio Pty Ltd in reducing single use plastic and working towards full elimination of plastic materials and/or substances within the Supply Chain:
- Plastic and soft plastic used in apparel manufacturing including buttons, trims and accessories
- Soft plastic used for packing apparel and shipping/storying apparel goods including poly bags
- Soft plastic used for shipping and freighting apparel goods and/or samples of apparel goods
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has developed ‘100% Compostable’ Poly Bags and Transportation Satchels and The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner agrees to use them in all cases that it is fair, reasonable and financially viable to do so.   

Carbon Footprint
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd has made a concerted effort to reduce their carbon footprint within their operations by consciously reducing the use of aviation in freighting logistics with the vast majority of collections and/or product now freighted via sea. The Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner will support Joslin Studio Pty Ltd in a timely manufacture of goods to ensure freight by sea.   

Stock Surplus
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd condemns the destruction of end-of-life stock, which is a practice in which the brand has never been involved. All end-of-life stock will be donated to charitable initiatives or recycled.   

Waste
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd uses the same textiles, materials, trims and raw materials ongoing in each collection to eliminate wastage. In the case that a Supplier/Manufacturer/Business Partner overbuys or overproduces a textile, material, trim or raw material, it will be produced under approval by Joslin Studio Pty Ltd or put aside for usage within the next Purchase Order.
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd does not accept a tolerance over 2-3% of ordered products  in support over overproducing and/or wastage, if the fabric is a repeated or core fabric/material/textile.
Joslin Studio Pty Ltd does not accept a tolerance over 5-10% of ordered products in support over overproducing and/or wastage, if the fabric is not a repeated or core fabric/material/textile.