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ETHICAL TRADING

Montane is proud to work with some of the leading technical apparel and equipment factories in the industry, many of which we’ve partnered with since the very beginning. We only work with manufacturers who respect both our standards, and the rights and well-being of the people who make our products.

 

FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION

In October 2019 Montane became a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). The FWF is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with brands and manufacturers to improve labour conditions and worker’s rights in the global textile and apparel manufacturing industry.

We are proud to have longstanding relationships with some of the world’s leading technical apparel and equipment factories and our partnership with the FWF gives us the tools for monitoring our production sites closely and implementing a continuous improvement programme through the FWF Code of Labour Practices:

• Employment is freely chosen

• There is no discrimination in employment

• No exploitation of child labour

• Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

• Payment of a living wage

• No excessive working hours

• Safe and healthy working conditions

• Legally-binding employment relationship


For more information about the Fair Wear Foundation please visit www.fairwear.org

 

WHERE WE PRODUCE

Below you can see the factories we use to engineer our garments, packs, and accessories. 

MANUFACTURING STANDARDS

Montane is proud to work with some of the leading technical apparel and equipment factories in the world, many of which we have been working with for many years.  We only work with manufacturers who respect the rights of the people who make our products.

As part of our factory selection process and ongoing partnerships, we require that our suppliers agree and meet our business standards.  These are maintained by regular visits to our factories to ensure that our values, policies and standards are being adhered to.

We only work with manufacturers who can ensure;

 

• Working conditions are safe and hygienic, with adequate fire safety conditions maintained

• Facilities are maintained in line with legally mandated standards to prevent hazards or injury

• Workers have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively

• Child labour is prohibited

• Employment is freely chosen

• All workers are paid a living wage, meeting at least the national legal minimum standard

• Working hours are not excessive, are within legal standards and industry benchmarks. Overtime  is voluntary and compensated at a reasonable rate

• Workers do not suffer from discrimination

• Harsh or inhumane treatment of any kind is prohibited

 

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