Panache Ltd – Ethical Trading Statement

All of Panache brands garments are made in factories with whom Panache have long standing relationships. We currently manufacture in 6 factories, based in China & Thailand, which have between 10 and 20+ years trading relationships with Panache.

We always deal directly with those factories and never through agents or 3rd parties. All of the factories are obliged to be accredited to either WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production) or BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative). Independent audits are used to gain and maintain the accreditation. The audits are carried out, annually or biennially, by internationally respected organisations such as SGS, Bureau Veritas (BV) or Intertek Testing Services (ITS). Any corrective action plans identified during the audits are followed up by Panache and a follow up audit arranged within 6 months to ensure completion.

One essential part of our trading agreements with our partners is that our production will only take place within the agreed and accredited factory. Sub contracting, off site with another company is strictly forbidden. In addition to the above Panache also have our own full time staff based in China and Thailand who visit our factories several times per month primarily to carry out quality control checks on production before shipment and offer technical assistance.

All of our raw materials are sourced from suppliers who have achieved Oeko-Tex STANDARD 100. This insures all raw materials we use are free from banned substances and chemicals. The Oeko-Tex certifications means that Panache is fully compliant with REACH legislation.

For more information about the organisations mentioned above please visit the following websites

http://www.wrapcompliance.org

http://www.bsci-intl.org

https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/business/certifications_and_services/ots_100/ots_100_start.xhtml