We have a commitment to sustainable and social responsible practices with ethics being paramount to the production and manufacturing of all our products.
Molke HQ is located in Perthshire, Scotland and our bras are made here on our own premises, with fair pay and excellent working conditions for our staff. We pride ourselves on standing against fast fashion and are accredited Living Wage employers. We believe fast fashion is detrimental to the environment, encourages unfair working conditions and produces poor quality clothes. We strive to create a positive impact on people and limit our impact on the environment.
Some of our items are made in factories in Europe and we work closely with them to ensure their values align with ours. Our clothing items are made in a top down factory in Portugal, meaning that they do everything from producing the fabric to the final details of the garments resulting in a more sustainable process. Our swimwear is made in Romania using ECONYL® yarn. We work closely with both factories and a third party facilitator to ensure social and environmental standards.
The cotton jersey in our products is all Oeko-tex certified and the majority is also GOTS certified organic. We aimed to have 100% of our fabrics GOTS certified by the end of 2020, however due to significant delays and issues caused by Covid-19 and Brexit, we were unable to fully achieve this. It is something we are disappointed to have missed, but we are still working towards achieving this as quickly as possible. The ECONYL® yarn used in our swimwear is made of recycled nylon waste like old carpets and discarded fishing nets.
We work hard to minimise the waste from all of our production. Our waste scraps are saved and either made into CSP by our friends at TCS Eco or are collected and passed on to the community. We strive to minimise plastic at every level of production from tags all the way to mail bags, and use recycled or organic products wherever possible.
The safety and well being of our staff during the Covid-19 pandemic has been of paramount importance to us. We work closely with them to make sure they feel safe and comfortable at work and have offered two weeks of Covid related compassionate leave with full pay for anyone required to self isolate or look after someone self isolating.
We are always listening and learning. We believe it is vital to regularly evaluate where we can improve our service and we listen to the suggestions from our customers while still maintaining our core values of quality and sustainability.
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