CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We believe in gender equality in leading positions and are proud to be rated as Number 1 on Allbright's prestigous list of gender-equal companies for 2015.
Odd Molly’s Board of Directors consists of 50 % women and 50 % men and the management consists of 60 % women and 40 % men.
In everything we do, we pay tribute to Molly. We wish to inspire girls and women at all ages to break free from conventions and follow their own dreams. We will always fight for more Mollys in the world. This is why we started Odd Project; an initiative to fulfill girls lifelong dreams.
The textile industry has an impact on the environment, using a lot of water and chemicals. Thus Odd Molly aims to be a sustainable alternative for our customers and continuously work towards improvements. We believe that even if there is a long way to go, a small step is better than nothing.
One of our base values is that we don't design fast fashion - we hope that each garment we produce shall be loved and used for many seasons.
CHOICE OF MATERIAL
Odd Molly is also a member of “The Chemical Group” within the Swedish research center SWEREA, supporting textile companies in their management of chemicals within their supply chain.
Odd Molly is a member of Fair Wear Foundation, a non-profit independent organisation, working together with its members to improve the labour conditions in factories within the textile industry. As a member, Odd Molly has undertaken to comply with the Fair Wear Foundation’s Code of Labor Practices and to continuously push the supplier towards improvements. Together with the audit teams from Fair Wear, we make regular inspections at the factories producing our garments.
The goal is to always have monitored factories that carry 90% of our production volume.
Odd Molly believes that long term and tight cooperation with our suppliers is very positive for both parties. Some of our suppliers have been with us since the company started, and most of them for many seasons. We visit each supplier on regular basis, normally twice a year. This close relationship helps us to make the suppliers understand the importance and the benefits of implementing the Code of Labor Practices. Visit Fair Wear Foundation for more information.
We are proud to announce that we have signed the initiative Swedish Fashion Ethical Charter to actively work together with the industry for the industry on issues of diversity and social sustainability. The standard embodies issues such as minimum age, working conditions, health conditions, sample collection sizing and diversity representation in ethnicity, age and gender. This chart is unique since it, for the first time, concerns all the roles and disciplines in the business.
The project was a learning process around water issues in the supply chains of textile and leather retailers and it has given us deeper knowledge about how we can contribute to more sustainable water use.
We also developed guidelines that address issues related to water efficiency, water pollution prevention, and wastewater in the supply chain.
STWI Projects are next phase of the project, starting 2015. In a unique collaboration between the STWI brands, SIWI and SIDA (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) suppliers can get help from experts to evaluate how they can improve their water management, as well as they get relevant education. Odd Molly has 3 suppliers participating in this project.
If you are interested in reading more, you can buy the book “The Textile Challenge”. In this book you will get the full story and the idea behind Sweden Textile Water Initiative. For every copy sold 1 USD is donated to WaterAid India. Get the book here!
• Odd Molly does not use what is classified as”real fur”, only skins from animals that have been bred for the food industry. Examples are skin and fur from sheep, goat, cow, alpaca and reindeer.
• Odd Molly is since November 2012 a member of "Fur Free Retailers program".
• The merino wool yarns used by Odd Molly are mulesing free since it comes from South Africa, where the method "mulesing" not is used.
• We do not accept live plucking of down feathers. Our down suppliers are certified by IDFL.
• Since we do not accept harmful shearing methods of Angora rabbits we have decided to exclude angora yarns from our collections.