Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Ethical Supply Chain

Sufferring Apparel sources our base products from textile companys that are certified by WRAP.

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WRAP is the largest independent, non-profit organization for ethical manufacturing compliance. Any textile or footwear factory that desires certification must pass the stringent 12 Principles

WRAP is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with regional offices in Hong Kong, Dhaka, and Bangladesh. They also have staff in Europe, India, Latin America, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia

The 12 Principles of WRAP Certification

1. Compliance with Laws and Workplace Regulations

Facilities will comply with laws and regulations in all locations where they conduct business.

2. Prohibition of Forced Labor

Facilities will not use involuntary, forced, or trafficked labor.

3. Prohibition of Child Labor

Facilities will not hire any employee under the age of 15 (14 in less-developed countries) or under the minimum age established by law for employment, whichever is greater,

4. Prohibition of Harassment and Abuse

Facilities will provide a work environment free of supervisory or co-worker harassment and abuse, and free of corporal punishment in any form.

5. Compensation & Benefits

Facilities will pay at least the minimum total compensation required by local law, including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits.

6. Hours of Work

Hours worked each day, and days worked each week and each month, should not exceed the limitations of the country’s law.

7. Prohibition of Discrimination

Facilities will employ, pay, promote, and terminate workers on the basis of their ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs.

8. Health & Safety

Facilities will provide a safe and healthy work environment. Where residential housing is provided for workers, either directly by facilities or through labor brokers, facilities will ensure it is safe and healthy housing.

9. Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining

Facilities will recognize and respect the right of employees to exercise their lawful rights of free association and collective bargaining.

10. Environment

Facilities will comply with environmental rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations, and will observe environmentally conscious practices in all locations where they operate.

11. Customs Compliance

Facilities will comply with applicable customs laws, and in particular, will establish and maintain programs to comply with customs laws regarding illegal transshipment of finished products.

12. Security

Facilities will maintain appropriate procedures in order to ensure proper corporate security, transportation security, and people and physical security at the facility.