As Joslin's business continues to grow, we recognise the importance of being proactive to support the rights of those involved in the manufacture of our garments and striving for further transparency in the supply chain.
Supplier Code Of Conduct.
Available to read here.
Makers & Suppliers.
Our factories and makers currently follow the Business Social Compliance Initiative (Amfori BSCI), verifying ethical compliance. Our four makers are audited by a third party to ensure they comply with local laws. Joslin receives detailed reports annually about each factory's compliance and working conditions, ensuring there is no underage labour, wages are above minimum wage, and leave is paid.
Joslin is currently mapping our entire supply chain.
TIER 1 | SUPPLIERS
Supertex Int'l Jiangyin Jiaxiang Trading Co Limited | Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China (Wovens)
A & C International Co Ltd | Shanghai, Jiangsu China (Wovens)
Wujiang Silk Garment Co Ltd | Suzhou, Jiangsu, China (Wovens)
Wang Yan Knitters Limited | Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Knit)
TIER 1 | MAKERS & FACTORIES
Jingjiang Geek Fashion Co Ltd | Jingjiang, Jiangsu, China
Suzhou Chloe Fashion Co Ltd | Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Leads Apparel Co Ltd | Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Wujiang Silk Garment Co Ltd | Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Hua Hua Garments Co Ltd | Changping, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Textiles, Yarns & Raw Materials.TIER 2 & 3 | TEXTILES, YARNS, FIBRES & RAW MATERIALS
UPW Limited | Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tongling Linen Group | Tongling, Anhui, China
Suzhou Xinshen Linen Imp & Exp Co Ltd | EUROPEAN FLAX® BVFR11785154 | Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Bel-Land Linen Trading |
EUROPEAN FLAX® BVBE30010 | Pave De Monte En Peine, Hyon (Mons), Belgium
Sui Chen Hang | Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Terre De Lin |
EUROPEAN FLAX® CEFR21023 | Saint-Pierre-le-Viger, Normandy, France
Tex Nord Sas |
EUROPEAN FLAX® BVFR30092 | Saint-Pierre-le-Viger, Normandy, France
Wujiang Jiajiafu Textile Co Ltd | Wujiang, Jiangsu, China
Hangzhou Zhongtian Technology Co Ltd | Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Sanyyang Textile Co Ltd | Dongyin, Shandong, China
Tongling Worldbest Linen & Ramie Textile Co Ltd | Tongling City, Anhu, China
Wujiang Tangchao Textile Co Ltd | Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Jingjiang Tianshun Textile and Garment Co Ltd | Jingjiang, China
Dongguan Greatex (UPW) Spinning Ltd | Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Henan Pingmian Textile Group Co Ltd, Pingdingshan, China
Joslin's Manufacturing Journey.
Joslin has always maintained a commitment to producing the best possible product for their consumer. With a design profile rooted in ornate detail and immaculate construction, we have proudly supported relationships with some of the best suppliers worldwide. Joslin joins a global network of expert craftspeople who all lend their hand at producing the fantastic product we present with every collection. At this point, Joslin maintains relationships with four TIER 1 suppliers in the PRC. We are committed to ensuring that these facilities pass rigorous ethical and sustainable checkpoints with Amfori BSCI audits bi-annually.
Our roots in Australia are equally strong, with a dedicated team of thirteen incredible women within the textiles, clothing, and apparel sectors, and in extension, supporting hundreds of positions of employment within our local supply chain and industry. Maintaining these relationships throughout COVID-19 has been a rewarding challenge. We have seen our brand flourish as a credit to our incredible team. We have every intention of growing this local network and expanding our range to include a collection of products made in partnership with local factories in Australia; this has not yet been possible.
Due to a series of historical events ranging as far back as the 1990s, the availability of production facilities in Australia has, unfortunately, become limited. Our garments require high levels of embellishment, ornate detail, and complex construction; this is to the extent that we have not yet found a partner with the right technology to produce our garments locally.
This is not to say that we are not looking; an opportunity has opened for Joslin to make a range of branded t-shirts and shirting in partnership with a local factory and textile mill. Local production is complex; it requires trial, error, and a very long development process; Joslin will launch its locally made shirting and t-shirts in 2022. We hope these working relationships open further doors down the line that will allow us to offer our customers the chance to purchase ready-to-wear from Joslin, produced in Australia and sold at the price and quality they are accustomed to.
We look forward to ending 2021 in a different position from how it began, where we can reunite with the fantastic people worldwide that help make the Joslin dream a reality. We have high hopes for enriched developments in sustainable production in Australia and abroad in the PRC. We are so incredibly proud of the product that we can present to our customers - a true testament to these relationships!
Joslin has employed a 'Sustainability Coordinator' within the Head Office team to improve environmental compliance, social compliance, inclusivity and diversity across the business.
In November 2021, we will update our 2022 Sustainability Plan and 2022 Supplier Code of Conduct.
Country Of Manufacture.
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
At Joslin, we have long-standing relationships and very close friendships with our incredible manufacturing partners and suppliers. Our garments have complicated construction and detailing. Thus, working with makers in the PRC provides Joslin with the best quality, most up-to-date technology, and direct access to raw materials. Our factories and textile mills are located closely in proximity, reducing Joslin's carbon footprint and the embodied energy of materials used in the manufacture of our products.
We are committed to reducing the impacts of global warming and our carbon footprint as a consumer goods business; thus, we work tirelessly towards the continuous improvement of environmental conditions and social compliance in the PRC.
Ensuring certification, traceability, authenticity, bi-yearly audits, and quarterly visits (pre-pandemic) has improved environmental conditions and social compliance within our manufacturing and supply chains.
*We do our very best, and we pay premium costs for our products to ensure (to our best knowledge) that everyone is paid correctly down the supply chain. However, due to the complex nature of Joslin's supply chain and the procedures of the Fashion Industry from a broader perspective, it is not always possible for the team to monitor and control the conditions of each individual involved in the production of Joslin products.