Vic, who is working with Indigo as part of her sandwich year for her Business Studies degree at the University of Brighton, has uploaded a raft of Stedman products to the Promotional Weight category on the product catalogue. These garments represent excellent value for money and are ideal for high-volume orders or promotional give-aways as the unit cost is some of the lowest we have come across in the industry and without any apparent compromising of quality.
We have mentioned Stedman on the blog before, a range made by Hanes, one of the large US suppliers. However, just because these items are cheap, doesn’t mean they have been made in a sweatshop. This statement comes from the business ethics page on the Hanes site:
- Hanes and Stedman wish to promote the welfare not only of customers, but of any life they touch in the countries and communities in which they operate.
- As a socially responsible citizen Hanes complies with all applicable laws and regulations, treats all employees fairly, with dignity and respect, and is committed to their health and safety.
- Hanes bans harmful substances and complies with the strict ecological criteria set by the Oeko-Tex standard.
- Hanes conducts business with those suppliers only who share the corporation’s commitment to its high standards of business ethics.
It is good to see the big US mills staying on top of the ethical concerns of consumers.