We’re taking traceability to new levels with our knits—think t-shirts, polos, henleys, sweatshirts, and boxer briefs. We’ve partnered with the McBride family to buy Merino wool from their Ashmore farm in South Australia. The McBrides know wool; they’ve been in the industry for over 100 years.
We partnered with the McBrides not only because of the quality Merino wool they produce, but also because of their commitment to improving energy efficiencies, land conservation, and biodiversity.
Woolmark, the global authority on Merino wool, introduced us to the McBride Family.
We’re committed to building long-lasting relationships with the farmers that we know and trust, and working with the McBride family marks the beginning of that for us. We have a responsibility to the land, the people, and the animals that make up our supply chain. We’re eager to take you on the journey with us.
“We take on the responsibility of preserving the environment for future generations and our aim is to leave the land and its natural resources in a better state than we acquired them.”
Keith McBride, Chairman of AJ & PA McBride Ltd.
Location: Kingston SE, South Australia
Our partners—like us—are committed to making better, longer-lasting apparel. We’ve been working with our Korea-based knit supply chain partner since 2014; they manage the spinning, dyeing, knitting, cutting, and sewing.
For a small apparel company, we have incredible control of our supply chain. By manufacturing apparel in Korea, we’re able to work with other Korean businesses that resemble our size and specialize in small-batch manufacturing.
Processing/CleaningLocation: Zhangjiagang, China
SpinningLocation: Eumseong-gun, South Korea
Knitting MillLocation: Pocheon, South Korea
DyeingLocation: Ansan, South Korea
Cut & SewLocation: Jeonju, South Korea
ISO Certifications: 14001 (Environmental Management), 9001 (Quality Management), and ISO45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management)
Korea is a developed country with strict labor laws requiring:
-Occupational Health and Safety Insurance
-20 days of covered vacation per year
-Wages start at around USD $8.70/hour