Sustainability

Production

We prioritize high quality and ethical and environmental aspects in the production.

Odd Molly has no production of its own and instead has its collections manufactured by selected suppliers in China, India, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, and Turkey. Because many items contain intricate, hand-sewn details, Odd Molly places high demands on its suppliers. The choice of manufacturers is mainly based on product quality and delivery performance, but ethical and environmental considerations are also a factor, and that production is economically viable. We strive for long partnerships with our suppliers and visit them regularly to develop our collections and to ensure that they sustain the high quality that we expect.


PRODUCTION COUNTRIES


PORTUGAL
Portugal is one of the European countries that still have a thriving textile industry. They have a long tradition of developing beautiful high-quality materials. The factories in general in Portugal are very advanced when it comes to new technique and environmental standards. Other advantages are the short lead-times for both transport and production and the possibility of producing lower quantities. The production of our velour garments, jersey, blouses, pants and outerwear are examples of products we make in Portugal.


Portugal is considered a ”low-risk” country, and we don’t perform 3-party audits. All suppliers are visited by the Odd Molly staff, and they must sign and comply with our BSCI Code of Conduct.


ITALY
Italy is a country well-known for its textile industry. There is no other country that is as good in denim production as Italy. Our manufacturer is located in Umbria and is well-known for high-quality standards.


Italy is considered a ”low-risk” country, and we don’t perform 3-party audits. All suppliers are visited by the Odd Molly staff, and they must sign and comply with our BSCI Code of Conduct.


MOROCCO
In Morocco, we work with one supplier of knitwear. It is a small family-run business with very high skills. Morocco offers the possibility to work with high-quality European yarns, with shorter lead-times compared to Asia. The factory has been visited by Odd Molly staff and is audited on a regular basis according to the BSCI Code of Conduct.


TURKEY
Turkey is a country well-known for its leather production. The factory we work with is a small business located in Istanbul. Working with many high-end brands, they can secure high quality. The factory is audited on regular basis according to the BSCI Code of Conduct.


CHINA
China has one of the world's longest traditions of textile production — sometimes mistaken for low-price equal to low quality. This could not be more wrong! On the contrary, some of the world’s most advanced factories are in China. They have highly skilled workers, and no country can beat China when it comes to handcraft and details. We produce various products in China — knitwear, blouses, dresses and outerwear.


The factories we work with have a high standard when it comes to product quality, and all factories have been visited by Odd Molly staff and are audited on regular basis according to the BSCI Code of Conduct.


INDIA
India is a country with a long tradition of textile production. The workers are highly skilled and experts in the handcraft. We work with seven factories in the areas of Ludhiana, New Delhi and Mumbai. Jersey, woven, blouses and dresses with embroidery are examples of products we make in India. All the factories have been visited by Odd Molly staff and are audited on regular basis according to the BSCI Code of Conduct.


AMFORI/BSCI CODE OF CONDUCT
We support a code of conduct with principles that reflect our company’s core beliefs and values and the expectations we place on our business partners. The code of conduct refers to international conventions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Children’s
Rights and Business Principles, UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines, UN Global Compact and International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions.


The rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Our enterprise respects the right of workers to form unions or other kinds of workers' associations and to engage in collective bargaining.


No discrimination
Our enterprise gives equal opportunities and does not discriminate against workers.


Fair Remuneration
Our enterprise respects the right of workers to receive fair remuneration.


Decent working hours
Our enterprise observes the law regarding hours of work.


Occupational health and safety
Our enterprise ensures a healthy and safe working environment, assessing risk and taking all necessary measures to eliminate or reduce it.


No child labor
Our enterprise does not hire any worker below the legal minimum age.


Special protection for young workers
Our enterprise provides special protection to any workers that are not yet adults.


No precarious employment
Our enterprise hires workers on the basis of documented contracts according to the law.


No bonded labor
Our enterprise does not engage in any form of forced servitude, trafficked or non-voluntary labor.


Protection of the environment
Our enterprise takes the necessary measures to avoid environmental degradation.


Ethical business behavior
Our enterprise does not tolerate any acts of corruption, extortion, embezzlement, or bribery.


To ensure that these principles are respected in our supply chain, Odd Molly is a member of Amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative). Social revisions are regularly performed with the goal to achieve improvements step by step.


Read more about the work of BSCI here.


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