#Whomadeourclothes is a global movement by Fashion Revolution that serves as a call for a fairer, safer, more transparent fashion industry. The movement aims to inspire a change in the fashion industry that is renowned for not always valuing people and the planet over profit. This movement inspired us at Wild About to ensure that People and Planet are at the centre of all of our production policies and the factory that we work very closely with.
Our clothes are ethically made with love in a Sri Lanka factory.The factory is Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified in Platinum. WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. The certification is valid for 2 years under the platinum status which the factory achieved. It is up for renewal this January 2022 and has already been approved based on the latest audit done by the team in November 2021. The latest will be issued in the first week of March 2022, which is valid for the next 2 years. Platinum certifications are awarded to facilities that have demonstrated full compliance with WRAP's 12 Principles for 3 consecutive certification audits, this helps us get clarity on fair wages for the garment workers as the principles outlines the accepted international workplace standards.
The factory is also SEDEX member, Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisations, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains As a SEDEX member, in particular, requires them to be regularly audited which a copy gets sent to us after its completed. The latest one was conducted in November 2021 and was done using the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) ethical audit methodology which encompasses all aspects of responsible business practice.
The factory in Sri Lanka is moving towards being an energy efficient and eco-friendly factory starting with the installation of LED lighting and Air cooling systems. The factory has also installed Sky lighting, a waste water purifying system and solar panels to supply Sri Lanka’s national grid with solar power.
The factory has also declared itself a ‘Polythene Free Zone’ by completely eliminating the use of non-biodegradable materials such as polythene and plastics. Furthermore, they're main CSR initiative is their reforestation project with the objective of improving Sri Lanka’s forest cover.
The dynamic factory not only focuses on fast turnarounds, high quality and efficiency, it also emphasises the importance of corporate social responsibility. Scholarship programs for students from the schools in the area, sponsorship of village events, donations for Montessori’s, schools, temples and elders’ homes are undertaken annually along with other activities such as assisting employees with loans for the development of their homes and livelihood and dredging up a lake that enabled the cultivation of approximately 70 acres of abandoned paddy land.