We have been committed to ethical trade since 1989.
Wherever we do business, either in the UK or overseas, we are committed to doing our best to deliver a high standard of ethical conduct. For us, it's not enough to simply comply with legal requirements; we are constantly looking for new ways to improve our relationships, and we work closely with everyone involved in the Nomads journey.
We require complete transparency in our production process, and our suppliers hold certificates for social and ethical audits as well as an AEPC common code of conduct. All except the very smallest factories also have SEDEX certification. We visit our suppliers in India regularly throughout the year to ensure our standards are being met - we personally know where our products are made and have a good relationship with each factory, one of which we have been working with for 25 years. We also have a permanent Nomads employee who is resident in India - Manoj works closely with us and each of our fair trade suppliers and is an extremely valuable member of the Nomads team.
Nomads Clothing fair trade policy
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We create opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers, supporting organic farmers, traditional weavers and small independent family businesses.
We foster transparency and accountability with all of our suppliers through good communication, regular visits and a supportive relationship.
Employees are working of their own free will.
Employees have freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.
We are providing safe and clean working conditions, where health and safety is regulated.
No children under the age of 16 make our products.
Workers are paid a Living Wage.
We pay producers in advance so that they do not go into debt buying materials.
Workers are provided regular breaks and holidays.
We do not allow excessive working hours.
We are helping our factories work towards equality for men and women in both pay and opportunity. Men and women are paid the same for the same work.
We are providing regular work as established by national law and practice.
We are increasing awareness for the need to shop responsibly and to push the multi-nationals into working towards fair trade on a global level.
We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, nor harsh or inhumane treatment.
We pay a fair price to our suppliers for their products.
We work together with our suppliers to help them grown. We have been working with some of our suppliers for over 20 years, growing together.