Together, we make beautiful things happen: our pieces are created by several passionate people before they reach your wardrobe. There are at least 20 stages, from the print's creation to product development to its final destination: you.
It is only possible to improve ethical trade when acting fairly, responsibly, and sustainably in our supply chain through long-term, honest relationships. Our efforts toward full transparency in everything we do lead us closer to our suppliers and allow the process of monitoring every step of the production chain.
FARM Rio supply chain monitoring initiatives:
• We are members of Sedex - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data which offers an internationally recognized audit program, the SMETA, following standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI).
• Our Tier 1 direct suppliers are audited by a third-party certifier company following the SMETA - Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit standards, contemplating the SMETA 4 Pillar Audit that covers Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Environmental Assessment, and Business Ethics.
FARM Rio product monitoring initiatives:
• Our products are tested by certified laboratories, in line with our SOP FARM (standard operating procedures) created based on the international regulations REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals in Europe and FTC - Federal Trade Commission in the United States to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks associated with the use of chemicals.
Open Supply Hub - Map of our Tier 1 Direct Suppliers
FARM Rio is participating in the Open Supply Hub - OS Hub o make public the list of Tier 1 apparel and shoe direct suppliers within our supply chain, audited by a third-party certifier company following the SMETA standards. The OS Hub helps organizations improve human rights and environmental conditions in and around factories and facilities by opening up supply chain data for the benefit of all people. Data transparency holds companies accountable for the working conditions and reduced environmental impact production in partner factories, leading to more sustainable and equitable outcomes in the retail sector.