In 2016, LaDress and more than fifty other companies in the clothing and textile sector signed the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. In this agreement it is agreed to work together on making the collection and the production chain more sustainable. It is special that so many parties have joined forces and companies, NGOs, trade unions and the national government are working together on a more sustainable sector.
It has been agreed to collaborate in the production of clothing and textiles on:
- protection against discrimination, child labor and forced labor
- the right to free negotiations by independent trade unions
- the realization of a living wage
- safe and healthy working conditions for employees
- reduction of the negative environmental impact of raw materials
- the prevention of animal suffering
- less use of water, energy and chemicals
- less chemical waste and waste water
We have signed the agreement because we are aware of our responsibility, and we are happy to take this on as a brand. Since the start of LaDress, we have always been actively looking for partners who value an honest and responsible way of working. The agreement is in line with what we consider to be important, and what we are already working on on our own initiative. This includes our collaboration with our partner Fair Wear Foundation. If you would like to learn more about our work and/or policy with the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, then please click here>
We check constantly to ensure that our partners operate by our standards and we feel responsible that the working conditions of workers within our supply chain are according to our standards. Since 2014 we are member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). This is an independent, non-profit organization that works with apparel companies and factories to improve labor conditions for garment workers – in general. FWF is active in 11 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa and its 85 members manage over 120 brands. Through our membership of FWF we have committed to the Code of Labor Practices that declares our position and contains a system to continuously assess the labor conditions of our ateliers and suppliers. More importantly, Fair Wear Foundation checks and verifies whether our suppliers and we, actually do what we say. So we can say we are as transparent as possible. To find more information about the Fair Wear Foundation, please visit their site:"http://www.fairwear.org" .
This way we do not only contribute to the living conditions from one child, but also to a better life for all the children and their familes in the community. Plan provides nutritious and healthy food, safe drinking water, good healthcare and good education. In short: a better future. For more information go to www.plannederland.nl.
LaDress has signed the fur-free declaration of the Fur for Animals and is on the Fur-free list of the Fur for Animals. https://www.bontvoordieren.nl/bontvrij/bontvrijlijst/ LaDress has also been added to the list of pet-friendly brands by PETA. https://www.peta.nl/blog/de-lijst-van-alle-winkels-die-geen-bont-verkopen/
We believe everyone deserves to feel special and cared for. Therefore, we have made a donation from our Girls collection to Clothing4u. This organisation helps people in the Netherlands who live below the poverty line by sending out personalised clothing boxes. Clothing4u aims to give back someone’s self-esteem, confidence and a part of their identity so that they can fully participate in society without hesitation. This empowerment is also at the heart of LaDress, so we are happy to support Clothing4u and we will continue to do so. For more information go to Clothing4u.