CA Transparency Act
Fabric Brand apparel products are manufactured by or for Citizens of Humanity in California and Japan, in facilities that are either owned by Citizens of Humanity or its affiliates or are owned by third parties who are known to Citizens of Humanity and whose operations Citizens of Humanity has observed. Because of Citizens of Humanity’s close working relationship with its factories in California and its knowledge and visits to the Japanese factory, Citizens of Humanity is able to observe and confirm that no forced labor or human trafficking occurs in the manufacture of its Fabric Brand products. Citizens of Humanity does purchase fabric and other raw materials used in the manufacture of its Fabric Brand products from suppliers located in Japan, and seeks to ensure that its supply chain is free of forced labor or human trafficking.
All of Citizens of Humanity’s manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials are required to represent, warrant and agree that they and all of their subcontractors and manufacturers will observe all laws that apply in the country of manufacture including laws relating to employment practices and treat their employees in a fair and respectful manner. Specifically, Citizens of Humanity’s manufacturers and suppliers are required to agree that they will not, and their own subcontractors or manufacturers will not use child labor or any forced, prison, indentured or bonded labor or use corporal punishment or other mental or physical disciplinary actions or engage in sexual harassment.
Citizens of Humanity does not formally audit its third party suppliers for compliance, but each direct supplier of goods or manufacturing services confirms its adherence to these standards by signing a written Code of Conduct and Standards of Business Practices. While Citizens of Humanity does not provide formal training to employees and management, and does not maintain formal internal accountability standards and procedures for contractors failing to meet its standards regarding forced labor and human trafficking, in the event that Citizens of Humanity obtains any information which causes it to believe that a supplier is not in compliance with our standards, it will eliminate the supplier from its supply chain.