10 knots in the Community

Ethical Clothing

The word ‘sweatshop’ is often associated with countries such as China and India, but sadly much of the Australian fashion and clothing industry also operates with little regard for even the basic laws and standards. Many clothing workers in Australia, particularly home-based workers, are paid as little as three or four dollars an hour and do not receive entitlements such as superannuation or annual leave.

At Launch Initiative we are committed to using only factories where they meet and surpass our own ethical standards. Not only does our team visit our factories on a regular basis to ensure all practices are uphold but we also ensure that the workers there are getting normal wages and their working conditions are up to code.

Without these things met Launch Initiative will not use the factory.

– Martin Hills, Launch Initiative Design Studio – an ethical studio