Using WRAP accredited factories which offer a 12-point check, our factories voluntarily commit to ensuring that their manufacturing practices will meet specific standards. These standards covers compliance to local law, prohibits forces labour, prohibits child labour, prohibits any harassment or abuse, pays at least the minimum wage specific to the country, will not exceed the country limit of hours at work, prohibits discrimination, offers a safe & healtly working environment, allows freedom to collective bargaining, observe environmentally conscious practices in manufacturing, adhere to local customs law and have a strict security procedure to protect goods and the workforce.
We at M&G are also using G.O.T.S (Global Organic Textile Standard) approved dye house facility. Therefore, all chemical inputs (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) must be evaluated and meet basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability.
The use of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes are prohibited. Using synthetic sizing agents is restricted; knitting and weaving oils must not contain heavy metals. Bleaches must be based on oxygen (no chlorine bleaching) and Azo dyes that release carcinogenic amine compounds are also prohibited.
Discharge printing methods using aromatic solvents and plastisol printing methods using phthalates and PVC are prohibited. Restrictions for accessories (e.g. no PVC, nickel or chrome permitted) Masson & Green are also committed to limiting the amount of packaging waste. Therefore, where possible we look to use packaging that is either recyclable or biodegradable.