Qingdao, China / Supplier Since 2017 / Vertically Integrated
Founded in 1999 with the idea that fabrics can be environmentally friendly and still meet the strict requirements of the apparel industry for fashion, innovation, performance, quality, and delivery. They call it conscience without compromise. Hemp Fortex is a vertically integrated manufacturer and converter. This gives them stewardship over every part of the process. They source the best and most environmentally friendly fibers, spin the highest quality yarn, and knit and weave fabrics that are both fashion right and eco-friendly. They work only with their own manufacturing facilities or facilities where carefully audited, long-standing relationships and their own QC staff ensure that strict standards are met... They use only EU approved dyes and chemicals in dyeing and finishing and carefully monitor and control wastewater.
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organization that works with companies and factories to improve labor conditions for garment workers. FWF’s 80 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Hemp Fortex became its 2nd factory member in June of 2011.