Corporate Responsibility Policy

I don’t believe in solving one problem only to create another problem elsewhere.  Our Corporate Responsibility Policy is designed to respect human rights everywhere, all along my supply chain. Otherwise, I just can’t sleep at night.

I have made it a priority to ensure fairness and respect at all my factories. Unlike other companies, we don’t shop around for the lowest price from factory to factory, order by order, a practice that often results in intentional or unintentional exploitation. We work only with specific factories that we monitor for labor rights fairness. In return, we get better workers who care about our product, and so our seams are straighter, and our quality is more consistent because the same skilled people make them, batch after batch.

In order to enforce  and monitor compliance of our Corporate Responsibility policy, we use factory monitoring by the non-profit organization Verite, whose work for labor fairness world wide is award winning.  Find out more at www.Verite.org.

1 Bag at a Time is a certified women’s owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

If you support our efforts, please consider requesting a quote for bags of your own that reflect your social and environmental beliefs.

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