JETS Swimwear is a long term signatory to the Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation process and are committed to improving conditions in the textile, clothing and footwear industries. Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is a voluntary accreditation and labeling system.?By registering with ECA, JETS have committed to take steps to keep its Australian-based supply chains transparent and compliant with the relevant Australian laws.
We value and promote our ECA accreditation membership, which means that retailers and consumers can be proud that not only is the majority of JETS by Jessika Allen swim garments 'Made in Australia', but that everyone involved in production receive legal rates of pay and enjoy fair working conditions.?With regular third-party compliance audits taking place throughout all levels of our supply chain, we can share the comfort that comes from knowing that an extra set of eyes is on the ground.
Social and ethical compliance are important in every aspect of the JETS product. JETS sources much of it's fabric directly from an Australian mill, working closely with the mill to produce innovative and quality fabrics. JETS also works with renowned Australian based fabric agents working directly with European mills in Italy, France and Spain as well as other specialist suppliers around the world. JETS Australian Fabric Agents ensure that offshore mills meet international best practices.
Where possible JETS uses sustainable fabrics. The main base fabric for prints that JETS uses has been sourced specifically for its ethical properties, with the fabric containing regenerated Econyl fibre www.econyl.com/.
Most of JETS printed fabrics are digitally printed in Australia. Digital printing is not only the highest quality form of printing, it is an ethically sound method of printing with little or no residual dye waste from the process.
Whilst the majority of JETS swimwear is manufactured in Australia at facilities audited and accredited under the Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) Scheme, some of JETS Swimwear products are manufactured overseas. Some swimwear is produced in China. It is manufactured in one factory that is externally audited by BSCI http://www.bsci-intl.org/ to ensure that it complies with recognised industry best practices.
JETS manufactures its outerwear primarily in India at one factory that it has visited and is externally audited by India auditing agency Extensive Standard Technical Services Co. Ltd (ESTS), with the most recent 2015 audit report reference: ESTS2015031800103 to ensure that the factory complies with recognised industry best practices http://www.sedexglobal.com/ethical-audits/smeta/. The factory also has it's own social compliance programme. When used, JETS only sources its cotton from cotton grown in India.
As a member of The PAS Group, JETS upholds the expected group standards that have been set for all brands within the group. The Social and Ethical compliance statement for The PAS Group can be found here http://www.thepasgroup.com.au/social-and-ethical-compliance/
The JETS Group is a proud Gold Corporate Partner of the Sony Foundation. The Sony Foundation works with key charity partners including Children's Holiday Camp Program, 'YouCan' youth cancer campaign and Youth Off The Streets, all aimed at aiding youth facing various health, addiction and homelessness issues.
The Sony Foundation is the charitable arm of the Sony Group of Companies in Australia and raises monies through fundraising activities, donation support, and facilitation of engaged philanthropy.
According to Jessika Allen, JETS Design Director, "Everyone at JETS is hugely supportive of the Sony Foundation and we're thrilled to be Gold Corporate Partners. I'm very proud to be able to align the JETS Group to the Sony Foundation and assist in supporting youth nationwide. Being able to contribute to the community and shape the future of Australia is a milestone achievement!"
By working with the Sony Foundation as a Gold Corporate Partner, the JETS Group strives to assist in creating a movement of change and deliver on the Sony Foundation's vision to support Australia's youth.
Past initiatives the JETS Group have participated in regarding the Sony Foundation include 30 Days of Fashion 'YouCan' Collection in 2010 and in 2012 a nationwide 'YouCan' mobile phone collection/recycling program. These partnering activities have assisted in building you cancer centres throughout Australia.
Most recently JETS Swimwear partnered with the Sony Foundation for the annual charity luncheon Wharf4Ward 2015. Wharf4Ward is the Sony Foundation's signature fundraising event hosted at Woolloomooloo Wharf and raises funds for the You Can program.
A monochrome moment was created to a James Bond theme as the JETS models hit the deck with fierce brilliance accompanied by Sony artist Nathaniel.
See the photo highlights on the JETS blog here. Watch the video highlights here.
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