There is no official fair trade charter for manufacturing in Bali so to date we work with our instincts and common sense to assess the fairness of the operations we work with. We check-in regularly with both the managers and workers that they are content with their wages and conditions.
The suppleness of this approach allows us to be sensitive to the cultural morals of Bali’s unique environment but also requires us to be in a constant state of watchfulness that business is indeed being conducted as agreed. With so many clothing brands now producing in Bali, WE’AR now of the mindset that it is time to initiate an effort to create an ethical manufacturing charter that is unique to Bali (rather than Indonesia at large) and also put a peer-review system in place. WE’AR challenging ourselves to make substantial progress on this by the end of this year and welcome contributions from external agencies and collaborations with other brands and individuals. http://we-ar.it/