Since ICIW started clothing production in 2015, the environment and CSR have been crucial in the company's choice of factories and producers. Today, we use carefully selected manufacturers from around the world. We work directly with some factories, and with others through tightly controlled agents. Our goal is to visit all our producers once each year.
For several reasons, ICIW has made a strategically important decision to source some of its production within the EU:
- Shorter physical distances make it easier to monitor the work environment, wages, etc.
- We can reduce the environmental impact of transport.
We also prioritize EU producers when selecting fabrics, trims, and notions, to limit our effects on the environment.
In addition to placing our own stringent requirements on manufacturers, we have chosen suppliers who work with larger Swedish and international customers. A broader customer base offers more leverage in setting requirements and influencing the working situation in factories. We are also working to develop our own CSR policy.
We have worked hard to create a collection made from recycled materials, and are pleased to say that the collection will be launched in early 2021. We are proud that we can offer this collection and are exploring possibilities to increase our use of recycled materials in our products.