Supply Chain Innovation

Zephyr Graf-X

All Zephyr Graf-X products. Zephyr Graf-X's compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Zephyr Graf-X website: At Zephyr, we have always been drawn to business partners that share our passion, vision, and values. In the apparel industry, it is especially important to work with ethical factories that will ensure workers' rights. While we have worked towards this goal since our inception in 1993, the Zephyr Social Compliance Program officially began in 2001 when we joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA). We base the program on the FLA Code of Conduct, which we have adopted to help us implement better working conditions in the factories. As members of the FLA, we are required to periodically audit all factories that produce our hats to guarantee they are following the standards set forth in the Code.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 22, 2018 – Today, 123 apparel and footwear companies signed the new “AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment,” reflecting the industry’s commitment to the fair treatment of workers in the global apparel, footwear, and travel goods supply chain. Developed in conjunction with the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Fair Labor Association, the Commitment is a proactive industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain. Each...
The RESPECT Project is an initiative of the European Commission, supported by FLA, which encourages buyers and suppliers to engage in more responsible purchasing practices. In support of this project, FLA conducted an online survey among 25 buyers and 30 suppliers from various sectors throughout Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Bulgaria. Several FLA affiliates – including Zephyr Graf-X, adidas Group, Patagonia, Mountain Equipment Co-op, New Wave, The s. Oliver Group, and prAna – participated in the survey. Of the Buyers: 100% have a dedicated department in...

On March 9, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by the University of Washington regarding lack of payment of compensation and benefits at the factory Han Embroidery Ltd in Savar, Bangladesh. FLA-affiliated company Zephyr Graf-X sources from the factory Han Apparels Ltd (“Han Apparels”); Han Embroidery was a subcontracted embroidery factory to Han Apparels.