‘If you want to go Fast, Go Alone. If you want to Go Far, Go Together’- African Proverb.
Here at Fódla we are determined to Go Far which is why we have worked hard to surround ourselves with suppliers that share our core values and beliefs.
First off, we have Stanley/Stella. Our garment producer has international sustainability standards encompassing their entire supply chain. All of our products come from four of their five partner factories located across Bangladesh- Ahsan, Dird, Interstoff and Meghna. Their 19-person team monitor all of the above factories daily.
Stanley/Stella’s modus operandi is guided by the highest social, ethical and environmental criteria for clothing production and they have the relevant certificates and memberships to prove this. Namely, their Fairwear Foundation membership along with Global Recycling Standard, GOTS Organic Cotton, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Organic Cotton Standard 100 and Peta Approved Vegan certificates. For a summary of what each certificate and membership guarantees, please visit our Certificates page.
Second is Continental Clothing Company. Their Earth Positive range is made from 100% organic Indian cotton. A proud member of the aforementioned Fairwear Foundation since 2006, their vertically integrated clothing factory in Tamil Nadu, Southern India is powered by green renewable energy.
Next is Dublin based, The T-ShirtCompany. Striving to be the first climate-neutral T-shirt printing company in Ireland, we rely on Tommy and his team for all our screen printing needs. They print our mountain logo using waterbased ink that is free of any toxic colour pigments. This ensures that our logo is screen printed in an Eco-friendly manner.
Moving on now to the packaging we use for our Eco-friendly & Sustainable garments. MailingBags.ie in Ardagh, Co. Longford supply us with 100% recyclable mailing bags.
Last but by no means least we have The Factory. From their base in Offaly, they act as a one stop shop for everything print and graphic related. You know those personalised thank you swing tags that come with every delivery? They are designed and printed by their skilled team on 100% recycled paper.