We are so excited to announce our Ethical Clothing Australia Accreditation!
Clothing The Gap are the first known Aboriginal owned and led business to register and by approved by Ethical Clothing Australia. As an emerging brand, ensuring that we're starting with strong roots in ethical trading is incredibly important to us. We value not only our own staff, but everyone involved in each step of our production process from design to dispatch.
Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is the national accreditation body that works with textiles, clothing and footwear businesses that manufacture locally to ensure their supply chains are fully transparent and legally compliant. In Australia, many workers are not aware of their rights and entitlements, and highly fragmented supply chains can lead to worker exploitation.
We voluntarily sought out ECA accreditation to ensure that workers at every step in our Australian based supply chain receive fair pay and are in safe working conditions.
Just because something is 'Made in Australia' doesn't necessarily mean it has been ethically created. ECA accreditation in our supply chain helps to ensure this and we're working on expanding our range that meets accreditation standards. You'll know if our product is made in Australia and meets these standards when you see this logo...
We are excited this year to be participating in the upcoming Ethical Clothing Australia Week, which makes its debut in 2020 as the first and only fashion week focused on locally-made ethically-manufactured clothing, textiles and footwear.
Ethical Clothing Australia Week will run 18 - 24 October and aims to broaden awareness of ethical garment manufacturing to help consumers make informed choices. The week will be marked by a variety of events and activities – both virtual and physical. You can learn more about Ethical Clothing Australia Week at www.eca.com.au/ECAweek