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THOUGHT

"WE TAKE EVERY STEP POSSIBLE TO SHOW GREAT CARE
TO THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN MAKING OUR CLOTHING.

AND WE SHOW THE SAME CONSIDERATION TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT - TREADING AS LIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE." 


Thought is an Australian brand, London based that has been created in 1995.
The collections are thoughtfully designed, fairly made and sustainable by the fabrics and the contemporary approach that make them timeless. Since the beginning, the founders have been looking for sustainable and contemporary lines.
   

"Wear me, love me, mend me, pass me on."

Klow has been in love with the brand, looking for revisited classic items, with a modern
touch and qualitative materials. We share the same values, clothes should last for decades.
We share the same values and want to promote a fashion scene where everyone should wear its very own style rather than following dictated trends.  

Thought has been working on continual improvements regarding sustainability and the work conditions. Their mission is “to evolve as a brand as well as industry innovators.” Klow has selected Thought due to their active involvement in the fashion sustainable scene. They are among the 500 pioneer innovator in the industry that have joined the Ethical Fashion Forum. 

For Thought, sustainability is not a matter of trend, they are dedicated to promote and support the highest ethical and sustainability standards throughout the fashion industry supply chain.   


Thought craft considered, contemporary collections so they’re always…

Sustainably sourced
Reflect your own individuality
Timeless in design
Slot effortlessly into your world
Expertly crafted
Crafted with natural fabrics, good intentions
Exemplary of modern fashion and sustainability hand-in-hand

As a sustainable clothing business, Thought is always looking for ways to be more thoughtful and help others.
Whether that’s giving garments to charities, raising funds for environmental projects, or participating in workshops where new skills are learned and passed on again.
They are actually engaged with the following organisation: Smart works, Traid, Inkind Direct and Mysource.
Click on the logo below to find out more.

Environmental Policy


For Thought, it’s about the whole journey.
From where they source their fabrics.
How and where their manufacture happens. And who they work with.
Not forgetting of course, how their finished collection reaches your wardrobe.

A fashion brand with sustainability as a core value, they recognise
their responsibilities towards the environment , ecosystems and local communities.

All suppliers and their supply chains are therefore
required to comply with the following standards:

• Materials are sourced from natural, organic, renewable and recycled
sources wherever possible.

• Animal and animal derived materials used in their products are only
sourced from purpose -bred animals and never from wild- caught or
endangered (CITES) species.

• Farming and harvesting of natural fibre crops to produce the materials
used in their garments do not contribute to habitat loss or destruction.

• Best available practice will be sought in the selection of chemicals and
manufacturing processes, with certification, such as Oekotex , achieved
wherever possible.

• All factory discharges to the atmosphere, water and land are within legal
limits and have as minimal an impact on the local environment , people
and ecosystems as possible.

• A concerted effort is made to ensure water and energy is conserved
wherever possible across their entire supply chain.

• During manufacture, their collection is transported in the most
environmentally friendly way possible and never by air. A small amount
of their orders are placed from countries like America and Australia, which
means when it comes to order delivery airfreight , is unavoidable.

• Every effort is made to reduce, reuse and recycle all waste wherever
possible. Any hazardous wastes are appropriately segregated, stored and
disposed of responsibly.

• Sustainability and environmental performance are reviewed at least
annually, to address any changes or additions to business activities and
to promote continual improvement.


SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 How do they source their fabric?


When they first started, hemp was the only fabric they used, China was the go-to-place for the best quality hemp fibres.
Over time, China continues to innovate its eco fabrics and offering. So much so that they now source all their natural, sustainable and recycled fabrics here.
Like their organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp. Sourcing fabric and making their clothing in one piece helps too, and also helps keeps their carbon footprint down

Naturally grown bamboo and cotton are special. They are not only free from harmful pesticides and chemicals, they are often softer, stronger.
And they are always far kinder to the environment.

That is why they only use these fabrics to craft their clothing. And they only ever get them from responsible sources. They embrace the spirit of innovation. And as they expand their collections, they also look to grow the range of sustainable fabrics they use.
Two recent additions are Tencel and Modal. They love these for their sustainability credentials and how good they feel to wear.

Organic Cotton

Thought cotton is different because it’s organic. Spun with care and comfort, it’s softer, kind to your skin and so much gentler on the planet. Their cotton clothing is 100% organic. They commit to use only organic cotton.

Breathable Bamboo

Bamboo learns quick, cooling you down or warming you up. It’s silky soft to touch and very confortable to wear. And it’s just as gentle on the environment too; growing fast and using minimal resources. Bamboo fibers require less water than an fiber like cotton and we can have 30 time more per acre. 
Breathable bamboo is a very cool fabric to use for underwear as it allow our skin to breath. The benefit for our body is very diverse (anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, thermo-regulating as it keeps you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter,  static-free, wrinkle-free, odorless and it's very durable. It's a biodegradable fiber, it doesn't need pesticide to grow fast.   

Wool

100% natural and naturally cosy too. Like all our fabrics, their wool is sustainable and ethically sourced.
And this natural wonder? It’s as luxe feeling as it is long-lasting. We use sustainably and humanely sourced wool. We really wouldn’t have it any other way. Want to know more about how we protect sheep and other animals.
Thought fabric derived from animals such as wool are only
accepted from suppliers that are traceable back to the farm. The general living conditions and
treatment of animals avoids mental suffering, they commited to freedom from pain, injury and disease.  

Rayon (environmentally friendly)

Their rayon comes from recycled tree pulp. It’s spun into soft, silky fabric. It drapes beautifully and is a joy to wear – try it to see for yourself.

Tencel® (Lyocel)

TENCEL® branded lyocell fibers are botanic origin, since they are extracted from the raw material wood. Fiber production itself is extremely ecofriendly, due to the closed loop system. On the day that the TENCEL® fibers were invented, a new chapter was written in the history of fibers. Textiles of TENCEL® fibers are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.
The production of TENCEL ® fibers is revolutionary. The production process is based on a solvent spinning process which represents the greatest achievement in cellulose fiber technology.he unique closed loop process makes TENCEL® fibers the fibers of the future since the solvent used is recycled by almost 100% in the closed loop process. .

Hemp

Grown and woven with every effort to protect the planet, hemp is super-strong, yet soft on your skin. (Just one of many reasons we love it). It doesn’t wear out, it wears in and with time it gets softer still. Hemp is hypoallergenic, it's stronger than cotton, it's UV resistant, it's compost friendly and it doesn't need a lot of water to grow. 
 

Recycle Plastic

Plastic is very armful for the planet when it end-up in the landfill. The textile industry has start to up-cycle it and created nice fabric. Now recycled and reworked, it’s so strong and incredibly soft. If you love the planet you’re sure to love this too.
Recycled polyester is considered more sustainable than classic polyester and it is a great alternative material to use for garments such as shoes, or jacket because we don't wash them so often.. 
When you wash them, keep in mind to always do it cold so that reduce the amont of micro-plastic that might be thrown away from your washing machine.  

ONLY APPROVED FABRICS

"Our organic cotton is Global Organic Textile Standard2 (GOTS) certified. This means it has the official organic ‘seal of approval’.

What about our dyes? They are Azo-free (a harmful carcinogen). And the finishes we use are as gentle on the environment as possible thanks to Oeko Tex®.

We know that’s a lot of jargon to take on board so if you’d like to know more, have a look at the GOTS and Oeko Tex websites. They make it super-simple.

We strive to support our vegan customers: everything included in the vegan section
on our website has been certified vegan by People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA).* "
-  THOUGHT


ONLY CLICK ON THE LOGOS TO FIND OUT MORE 

*AT KLOW WE MAKE SURE TO SIMPLIFY YOUR RESEARCH AND GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE PRODUCT THAT PERFECTLY MATCH YOUR PERSONAL VALUES, 
OUR TEAM TAG EACH PRODUCTS FROM EACH BRAND WITH THE RIGHT LEGEND & LABELS. 
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE DESCRIPTION ON OUR PRODUCT PAGES FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES.

Worker condition responsibility


Thought recognise their responsibility to the people involved in the production of
their garments, including those they directly and indirectly employ.
All workers involved in the production of their products will therefore be
entitled to fair wages, decent working conditions and the fundamental
standards set out by the International Labour Organisation.
As such, contractors, sub - contractors and suppliers of them are required to
demonstrate compliance with the following:


Thought code of conduct

• Employment is freely chosen. There must not be any use of forced,
bonded or prison labour (International Labour Organisation [ILO],
conventions 29 and 105). Workers must not be required to lodge
“deposits” or their identity papers with their employer.
• There is no discrimination in employment. Equality of opportunity and
treatment regardless of race, colour, sex , religion, political opinion,
nationality, social origin or other distinguishing characteristic will be
provided (ILO conventions 100 and 111).
• Child labour is not used. There must not be any use of child labour. Only
workers above the age of 15 years or above the compulsory schoolleaving
age must be engaged (ILO convention 138). Adequate transitional
economic assistance and appropriate educational opportunities must be
provided to any replaced child workers.
• The right to effective consultation between employers and employees
is respected. Employers must adopt best available practice as provided
by the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), or equivalent ,
to provide representation and engage in consultation with employees.
Consultation includes any request to change labour, wages or working
conditions.
• Living wages are paid. Wages and benefits paid for a standard working
week must meet at least legal or industry minimum standards. They must
always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families
and provide some discretionary income.
Deductions from wages for disciplinary measures must not be permitted. Any
illegal deduction from wages is not allowed either; i.e. if an unachievable
target is set for an employee and their wages are deducted as a result of the
deadline not being met.
All workers must be provided with written and understandable information
about the conditions in respect of wages before they enter employment. This
also covers the particulars of their wages for the pay period concerned each
time that they are paid.
• Hours of work are not excessive. Hours of work must comply with
applicable laws and industry standards. In any event , workers must not ,
on a regular basis, be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week
and must be provided with at least one day off for every 7- day period.
Overtime must be voluntary and always compensated at a premium rate.
• Working conditions are decent. A safe and hygienic working environment
must be provided and best occupational health and safety practice must
be promoted, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry
and of any specific hazards. Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse,
unusual punishments or discipline, sexual and other harassment , and
intimidation by the employer are strictly prohibited.
• The employment relationship is established. Regular employment must
not be avoided, or replaced with labour- only contracting arrangements
or apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills
or provide regular employment. Workers must be given the opportunity to
participate in education and training programmes upon request.
Contractors, sub - contractors and suppliers are expected to implement the
Code of Conduct by:
• Communicating the contents of the code to all employees so that they
are aware of their rights and obligations.
• Keeping and maintaining employment records.
• Providing information concerning their operations.
• Permitting workplace inspections.
• Under no circumstances are employees to suffer disciplinary action,
dismissal or discrimination for providing information in compliance with
the Code of Conduct. 
We will facilitate the implementation of the Code of Conduct by:
• Assigning a responsible person(s) to oversee and support the code’s
successful execution.
• Integrating the code into our company philosophy.
• Enforcing the code as a condition of all contracts.
• Periodically reviewing the code’s operation and success.
Any breach of the code will be met with the following actions:
• Recognisable and unmistakable violations of the code will be ceased
immediately.
• Where a corrective action can be reasonably expected, parameters and a
time frame for implementation will be set.
• Contractors, sub - contractors and suppliers found to be committing the
same violation of the code on more than one occasion will be considered
for dismissal.

Animal Welfare Policy


"• Animal products (e.g. leather) and those derived from animals (e.g. wool) are only
accepted from suppliers that are traceable back to the farm. 
All animals associated with their products are treated as per the following guidelines:
• Freedom from hunger and thirst. Animals are provided with access to fresh
water and a diet for full health and vigour.
• Freedom from discomfort. Animals are kept in an appropriate environment
with shelter and comfortable rest areas.
• Freedom from pain, injury and disease. Appropriate prevention and/
or rapid treatment methods are employed to ensure animals are kept
comfortable and free from ailments.
• Freedom to express normal behaviour. Animals are provided with
adequate space and facilities, as well as company of the animal’s own
kind.
• Freedom from fear and distress. The general living conditions and
treatment of animals avoids mental suffering.
• Animal and animal derived products used in their products will only be sourced from
purpose-bred animals and never from wild-caught or endangered species. This is
in accordance with The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
(CITES).
• Leathers, skins and feathers are only obtained as a by-product and not the sole
purpose of the slaughter of an animal.
• They do not commission or condone the use of animal testing for any of their products.
• They strive to support vegan customers. Everything included in their vegan clothes/accessories
been certified vegan by People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA).

More info: 
Thought, Westgate House, 149 Roman Way, London N7 8XH
tel: 0207 607 1173 | fax: 0203 538 9813 | info@wearethought.com

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