Piccalilly comes to Freedom Kids!
Posted on 19 May 2016
Established in 2006, Piccalilly's founder Hannah Evans wanted to produce a new generation of ethically produced products that were eco friendly, modern in design, upmarket and appealing to a new generation of socially responsible parents and grandparents who don't want to compromise on style.
Piccalilly's ethical credentials are impressive:
- All their cotton is certified organic by Control Union and ECOCERT to GOTS standards and is all Fairtrade certified.
- Piccalilly work in partnership with a Fairtrade & organic project in India called COFA (Chetna Organic Farmers Association). The Chetna supply chain is certified FLO cert.
- Piccalily have an SA 8000 certified factory in Chetna, India. They pay good wages (not minimum wages) and strictly no child labour. Free meals are provided daily, free health care to the workers and their families and all employee's have the opportunity to progress and develop their roles within the company.
- Piccalilly also contribute to a number of causes that support young people in developing countries including Bali's YKIP (Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi) www.ykip.org , India's BBA Education For Liberation www.bba.org.in and Ladli in Jaipur, India.www.ladli.org.
Our first garments from Piccalilly have arrived - some cosy knitted stripy leggings, cute tiger socks and a lovely soft cotton cardigan. As we are not in the 'fast fashion' industry, good things take time and we are looking forward to receiving more of the clothing we have ordered in the upcoming months.