We produce our garments in factories in Kathmandu, Bali and India. Since the earthquake in Nepal last year we had to call on some help from our fabric suppliers and so now we also make some of our garments in China - this helped relieve the pressure in Nepal and also allowed us to ship more goods by sea cargo and reduce our carbon footprint.
We have been working with some these factories since the early days of the brand. They are medium sized, family run businesses that have grown with us over the years, in turn helping each other to shape the business we are today. Generally it is very rare that we see workers from any of our factories leave their jobs.
Since the beginning Komodo's business ethics have always been a priority and it’s always been important that the way in which we manufacture our products be sensitive to the environment and that the people involved at every step of the process are treated with respect, receive a fair wage and are not expected to work in uncomfortable or hazardous conditions. We visit our factories regularly and always discuss logistical improvements with them. We are proud that our main Nepali knit factory has now switched to solar power after a few years of discussions! In the end our main role is to simply be a good customer to these factories, to order well, to pay them well and beyond that to encourage them to think and act fair and green - we are proud of the suppliers we work with.