Our Working Practices
- Try to make the working environment as interesting and pleasant as possible for our workers.
- The team have always worked with in a family atmosphere.
- The location of the premises of the business make it a real cottage industry, it is found in the center of small Surrey village and acts as part of the local community as all the workers are local.
- There is certainly no age, gender, ethnic or religious discrimination in the employment of staff.
- We are aware of demands of working parents, offering a flexible and thoughtful approach to working hours.
- We prefer to produce high quality products, in a caring working environment, where all workers have equal status.
- We always work to order, avoiding the tedious nature of producing the same article for long periods of time.
- The working day is split into three sessions, with a coffee break and lunch break, ensuring no one is at the same task for more than two and a half hours.
- Workers are paid with quality rather than speed in mind. Our unique quality control results in a return rate of 1 in 5000 units.
- We have always sourced materials in the UK of the highest quality.
- We source 100% of our production components from within the UK or companies with a fair trade ethos.
- Cotton yarns are supplied by a family-run spinning company in northern Turkey, who share our strong ethical values.
- Yarn is knitted in Leicester (another small family Co) and then dyed in Leicester before we collect the fabric to our workshop in Dormansland.
- We then lay out the fabric, cut 100-200 sheets at a time and then sew, fold, pack and dispatch the sheets all under one roof.
- The elastic edging comes from a company in Nottingham, the sewing threads from a manufacturer in Leicester. This careful sourcing of materials has not had an impact on the price of the finished product, as we are successfully competing against far east, Indian and Eastern European competition, and offering a much higher quality product and service.