We have our own factory UFS in Mersin, where our co-owners Pinar and Michiel Oosterhuis manage the sample room and production lines on a daily basis. The fast and smaller deliveries are made here. We also run a lot of pilot projects and sample collections here. Our factory is audited by Fair Wear Foundation, en also training was conducted by FWF. In addition when our production line is full, we are able to outsource production to another facility in Mersin (Baskent), which is audited by BSCI.
Certificates of Mersin factory
Through financial and guaranteed support, we have now established our own warehouse in Karachi, Pakistan at MYM Knitwear. Here goods will be exclusively made just for us. It specialises in polo shirts, sweaters and t-shirts. The personnel here are better paid and we are working hard to improve the working conditions to a higher standard. This production location is audited by Innovatus, and employees also received training about their rights by this organization.
Soon you will be able to watch the production of your goods live via web cams. The Dutch government / RVO have recently visited this factory.
The two people in the RVO video on the right are Jose Koopman and Giovanni Beatrice commissioned by:
Certificates of Karachi factory
In Dhaka, we produce a large number of shirts and trousers at trousers at Geebee Garments. This factory is audited by Fair Wear Foundation. In addition they participated in FWF’s Workplace Education Programme, which is aimed at increasing worker awareness and establishing an anti-harassment committee. This is an important aspect, since harassment, especially againts woman is unfortunately a huge problem in Bangladesh.
Certificates of Dhaka factory
In Hong Kong, we are in close collaboration, as they themselves call it, the Schijvens-Hong Kong office. From there, productions of all kinds of articles are launched, including standardised high-visibility clothing and other more complicated products China is known for its technical products. This collaboration has lasted for almost 20 years.
The production locations we source from are located in Foshan, Ningbo and Nantong. All factories ( Ka Chun, Ningbo Zhenhai and Jiangsu Yuyiyang) are audited by Fair Wear Foundation.
Certificates of Hong Kong factory
Our shirt factory is located in Nanjing. In addition, this factory makes its own camisole fabric and produces chef uniforms and aprons. We have invested a number of years in the renovation of this plant, which means that the factory has now passed the Fair Wear Foundation standards with flying colours and meets with the Living Wage requirements.
Certificates of Nanjing factory
In Fuzhou, we mainly produce soft shell and jackets. China is known for its technical products and we are therefore pleased that we were able to add this high-quality factory to our production group several years ago.
Certificates of Fuzhou factory
United Arab Emirates
Our production partner Geebee Garments also has a facility in Sharjah, where costumes are made. This very complex product is perfectly supervised by the Scottish Jim, who manages the production line passionately. It is very important to have a factory that is accurate and that has the appropriate knowledge, as a suite jacket consists of 65 parts. This factory in Sharjah is audited by Saxa, as Fair Wear Foundation is not active in UAE.
Certificates of Sharjah factory
In Morocco, we have recently found a reliable production partner that produces our flat knit products, such as knitted sweaters, vests, spencers and pull overs. The yarn, usually a wool / acrylic fibre, comes from Italy and is of very high quality. The production location is Morocco, THA, is audited by Fair Wear Foundation.
Certificates of Meknes factory
We have also added three fabric manufacturers to our production group. A fabric manufacturer from India, who is responsible for the industrial work wear, a large fabric manufacturer in China, who mainly supplies the camisole fabric, and the sustainable Singtex, which makes fabrics for polo’s, t-shirts and sweaters from recycled polyester and coffee grounds. And of course our recycling partners, who turns old worn garments into new yarns.