We have shoes made in Spain and
Asia. The Asian factory manufactures
the shoes in Fujian province. The factory
complies with European standards
in all respects, meaning that the
workers have a five-day workweek
paid for each hour worked and women
earn as much as men.
The manufacturing company is a
certified member of Business Social
Compliance (BSCI) - the BSCI Code
of Conduct is one of the highest certifications
for Fairtrade. Business Social
Compliance BSCI was launched
in March 2003 by the European foreign
trade association Foreign Trade
Association (FTA) based in Brussels.
The BSCI sees itself as a common
monitoring system for implementing
or improving social standards in the
supplier countries. The BSCI members
have committed to this.
The factory only has an output of 500
pairs a day, which is extremely low.