Kowtow garments are certified by non-profit internationally recognised organisations. Independent audits and accreditation bodies ensure we remain true to our values. We support fair wages, no child labor, gender equality & grower community.
All our cotton is certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). Fair trade empowers farmers to negotiate with buyers to secure better prices for their cotton. Every season, certified farmer groups receive a premium to be spent on community projects such as medical costs, irrigation schemes to conserve rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades. For the past 12 years, we have been working with Fairtrade Labelling Organisations (FLO) certified manufacturers in India. Over this time, we have built close relationships with them and visit twice a year.
Our garments are made at SA8000 certified organisations. The SA8000 Standard encourages clothing manufacturers to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. SA8000 organisations are audited by certification bodies accredited by Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS). SA8000 helps ensure the workers at our production facilities receive the following benefits: guaranteed minimum wage, social security fund, pension fund, paid holiday leave, sick pay, medical insurance, subsidised lunches, overtime pay, workplace unions and free transport to their workplace.
Ethical Treatment Of Animals
We have sourced a premium merino wool from New Zealand certified by ZQ Merino. The standard ensures growers commit to the highest grade of animal welfare, environmental care and social responsibility. This includes commitment to no mulesing and basic freedoms as described in the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and the Animal Welfare Code of Welfare 2010.