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Iron Roots Fair Production

If you're in a hurry, here is the short version of our factory policy. We only work with certified factories and the materials that we use also have certain certificates like GOTS and FSC. That was pretty short ha? If you like to read more, down here is the long version.

The right resources
Every good product starts with the right resources. As mentioned almost everywhere on the website, we only use natural materials for our athletic apparel. ‘Why is that?’, you may ask. Here is a blog that explains it all.
 
These natural materials include hemp, organic cotton, and lyocell. Everyone of them have their own unique advantages.
 
Well, how do you know that the fabric is really what the factory says it is? The best way to know this is by certificates. There are international organizations like GOTS, FSC, BCI, etc. which oversee the production of fabrics and give certificates to companies that obey the rules. This makes it easy for us to filter out companies that are not in line with our values.
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Our factories
After we have selected the fabrics from various suppliers, it’s time to make athletic apparel out of them. This is done in our factories that specialize in clothing production.
 
Documentaries like the true cost shed a clear light on the sad circumstances that a lot of clothing workers have to work in. This happens because there is less oversight and rules in some third world countries where most of these misconducts happen. This is a problem that mainly occurs in the clothing production phase not in the fabric production phase. Fabric production is not a labour intensive process like clothing production is. Fabrics are made by machines, which minimizes the risk of bad labour practices.
 
In order to make sure that our apparel is produced in a fair way, we only work with certified factories, since they have strict labour laws in place to protect employees. To see if these factories are up to par with labour and environmental standards we filter them out for standards such as the ISO standard. This is a global standard and companies are strictly regulated if they want to achieve it.