Kerfuffle & Malarkey is a British clothing design company. We only use 100% Certified Organic cotton in all our tee-shirts, produced in factories complying with the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Labour Practices. We also donate 10% of profits to our chosen charity partners in each range.
Our ethical standards:
Only 100% Organic cotton is used in our Tshirts. The entire production process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of Global Organic Standard (GOTS). 100% of the production undergoes annual audits to comply with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) Code of Labour Practices in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions.
The factories our suppliers use operate under the Fair Wear Foundation code – “We all have a right to a safe and healthy work environment, a living wage, a legally binding contract. We all have a right to be free from discrimination and harassment, to join – or not to join – a labour union, to choose our work freely. We all have a right to fair and reasonable working hours. And our children have a right to go to school”
- No use of child labour
- No use of forced labour
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- Legal labour contracts
- Payment of living wage
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination against employees
- No excessive hours of work
We recognise that garment manufacturing is one of the most environmentally damaging and harmful industrial sectors on the planet. That’s why we only work with suppliers that make decisive and often pioneering steps towards addressing the many negative impacts. Starting with the sourcing of raw materials and choosing only 100% certified organic cotton in our range. All the fabrics are dyed with GOTS approved chemicals, certified to OekoTex 100 Class I standard.
The suppliers we use to print our T-Shirts use DTG (Direct-To-Garment) printers with ink that’s OEKO-TEX certified, which means they contain no chemicals which negatively impact or harm the environment. The inks are water-based and because of DTG printing there is less waste than other garment printing methods. They also donate any garments that don’t pass quality control to charity, which as well as helping the local community also reduces the amount of waste disposed of.