The factory

 

All our styles are made in New Delhi, India, in collaboration with the small factory Fashion Forte.

The factory is owned by a young visionary woman named Charita. We have worked with her since we started Underprotection in 2010.

Fashion Forte only produces for us which has created an unique relationship, where we together with Charita, can create sought after products in a honest and transparent work environment.

Meet Kishan Sharma who works as a pattern master. Kishan is 36 years old and has worked with us since the beginning.
Meet Savita who works as a quality controller. Savita is 20 years old and has been with us for little over a year.

The people

 

Fashion Forte employs 20 people and majority of these has been with us since the beginning, in 2010.

The work force consist of seven women and 13 men, all in the ages between 20 and 43 years.

The importance of long time employees is key to our overall quality in making but foremost it’s a quality stamp for Charita and for Fashion Forte.

The work environment

 

In 2013 we obtained the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) young designer license.

FWF is an independent, non-profit organisation for garment workers, that help us keep track of our production in India and to fulfill the requirements.

The basis of the collaboration between FWF and Underprotection is the Code of Labour Practices. The core of this code is made up from eight labour standards derived from ILO Conventions and the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights.

Meet Geeta and Sushila who works as quality controllers. Geeta is 36 years old and Sushila is 38 years old. They have been with us since 2013 and 2012.
Meet Naseem who works as a tailor. Naseem is 44 years old and has worked with us since 2012.

The Suply Chain

 

Our goal is to constantly improve in everything we do.

When roaming in the fashion industry everything you do leaves a footprint, from sourcing fabrics, to production until product-end-of-life.

To keep our supply chain as sustainable as possible, we make sure our suppliers take social and environmental standards seriously, which is why we only use certified materials. By sourcing mainly from India and China, and screening all of our suppliers, we minimize environmental impacts and ensure there’s no unfair or unsafe labor that goes into making our clothes.

The Future

 

We want to continue investing in making our factory as green and eco-friendly as possible, to minimize our waste, water and energy footprints. In this way we also secure the best possible working conditions for our colleagues in India.

Together with many other brands, we will do our outmost to go in front and create new and greener footprints for coming generations to follow.

Change is constant!

Meet Nazra who works as a tailor. Nazra is 36 years old and has worked with us since 2013.