“It’s important to note that social responsibilities lie not only in the factory that manufactures your garment but also in the entire supply chain that comes before.”
At Mother of Pearl we have always taken social responsibility seriously and we care deeply about the lives of the people involved in the production of our garments.
We work very closely with our factories. The majority of our factories are in Europe and we make sure to visit them regularly and personally meet the people there. We have very close working relationships with our factories and speak with them on a daily basis. We request audits from all factories regularly, and make sure to thoroughly check up on these. We have our own ‘Ethics commitment’ that we ask all factories we work with to adhere to.
It’s important to note that social responsibilities lie not only in the factory that manufactures your garment but also in the entire supply chain that comes before. In the last 25 years, 270,000 cotton pickers in India committed suicide, an astronomical number and one rarely discussed*. This is just one shocking and sad fact that signifies some of the injustices that take place in the industry.
It is a very tricky and complex task to trace a garment all the way back to its origin for numerous reasons. But we are always striving for more transparency, setting us apart from most brands. We dig deep to get to the beginning of the supply chain for all our products, you can filter this by ‘Fibre to final’ on our sustainable attributes.
A garment passes through many hands along its journey. By no means is it possible to personally meet every one of those involved but we do strive to ensure social responsibility at every stage. We seek to only partner with companies that we believe in, from our work in the field to our day-to-day activities in the office.
MOP is striving to integrate the three 'R' pillars (Repair, Resell, Reuse) across our brand. By gradually introducing these options to our community we're taking responsibility for our garments once they are created.