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Partners and Factories

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Montreal

Headquarters

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UAE

1 Partner

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Bangladesh

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China

16 Partners

Who we partner with

Driven by the promise of a kinder future, we've developed and maintained solid relationships with worldwide manufacturing partners that, like us, are committed to the highest standards of better living and responsible fashion. Today, we're proud to shine a light on those that helped us bring our collections to life in 2023.

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Why we're partners

Our Partnership Guidelines

At Frank And Oak, we partner with companies with rigorous certifications that guarantee workers are protected from unsafe conditions, overwork, discrimination, low wages, and forced labour. To ensure accountability, we require our supply chain partners to sign our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCOC), and all have undergone or are undergoing at least one of the third-party audits listed below.

Read our Code of Conduct

We promote

  • Freely chosen employment
  • Fair hours and compensation
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental impact
  • Freedom of association

We reject

  • Child labour
  • Corruption or fraud
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination

Certifications and international audits involved in the evaluation process

Worldwide responsible accredited production logo
Amfori logo
Sedex logo
Social Accountability International logo

How we evaluate them

We classify factories with a grading system to help us choose the manufacturing partners with the highest ethical standards and lowest environmental impact:

Best in Class

Have passed 3rd party audits with excellent results.

Acceptable

Have passed 3rd party audits with acceptable results. Usually need to address minor issues such as insurance coverage.

Needs more info

Still awaiting audit reports or in the process of being audited.

Do not use

Have major violations including health & safety, human rights abuses, and underage labour.

Number of factories
  • 20
  • 16
  • 12
  • 8
  • 4
  • 0
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Level 1
Best in Class

Have passed 3rd party audits with excellent results.

Level 2
Acceptable

Have passed 3rd party audits with acceptable results. Usually need to address minor issues such as insurance coverage.

Level 3
Needs more info

Still awaiting audit reports or in the process of being audited.

Level 4
Do not use

Have major violations including health & safety, human rights abuses, and underage labour.

Grading Level

Meet some of our partners and factories

South Ocean Knitters Ltd.

South Ocean is a network of factories specializing in manufacturing eco-conscious knitwear using state-of-the-art yarn technologies and expertise. Some of our most innovative wool sweaters are produced in the HS Fashion Corporation Limited factory, committed to environmental resilience and traceability.

Founded in: 1977
What they make for us: 100% of our sweaters
Location: Hong Kong and China

South Ocean's HS Corporation Limited factory in Hangzhou, China

Cute Dress's Factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cute Dress Industry Ltd.

Cute Dress was created in Bangladesh to help small brands fill custom orders in a market that favours mass production for big brands. A signatory to the United Nations Fashion Charter on Climate Change, their factory has become one of the top ten green factories in the world and is pledged to reduce its GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 and to reach zero by 2050.

Founded in: 2003
What they make for us: 97% of our lightweight knits and 40% of our heavy weight knits
Location: Bangladesh

Indigo Garments FZE

Innovator of Hydro-Less Denim technology, Indigo has one of the world's most sustainable and eco-friendly laundries, with a water recycling unit that recovers 60-70% of the waste. Employees also receive above-average wages, a food allowance, health insurance and proper housing.

Founded in: 2013
What they make for us: 85% of our denim pants
Location: United Arab Emirates

Indigo’s Factory in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

ITorchs factory Apparel Co. Ltd in Nanjing, China

Jiangsu ITorch Trading Co.,Ltd

With a focus on quality control, ITorch strives to provide GRS (Global Recycled Standard) yarns, trims and garments. Their Nanjing ITorch Apparel Co., Ltd factory develops recycled polyester, used to make our responsible bombers and outerwear.

Founded in: 2013
What they make for us: 96% of our lightweight outerwear
Location: China

Intentional living begins at the core. By partnering with manufacturers that dedicate their efforts to carefully crafting eco-conscious garments with the highest ethical standards, we move towards a better and more mindful world.

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