FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an ethical certification?
A certificate granted by an external auditing body, regularly checking the factory for the following standards: no slave labor, no child labor, fair wages, safe working conditions, clear communication from management, no discrimination, right to unionize, and a decreasing environmental impact.
Does THR3EFOLD certify the factories?
No, THR3EFOLD works with factories already certified by one of the 6 major ethical certifications in the industry.
What kind of products do your factories manufacture?
Apparel and soft accessories at this time.
Do you source fabric/mill houses?
No, however all of our factories offer this as a service which also allows you to source fabric local to the factory and reduce shipping costs and environmental impact.
Can you trace and ensure 2nd and 3rd tier supply chains?
Not at this time. We see 3 stages to tackling fashion's supply chain problem. Currently, we are in Phase 1
-Phase 1: Make excellent factories easier to find
-Phase 2: Bring sub-par factories up to ethical/environmental standards
-Phase 3: Find and eradicate the worst and most hidden part of the supply chain where slavery lives.
How much does THR3EFOLD cost?
-The platform will have a monthly fee based on the level of service you purchase.
-We charge a 6% Diminishing Service Fee per factory based on the total production order. This means you are charged 6% on the 1st order, 5% on the 2nd order, and so forth until you own the relationship outright. Your shipping and tax fees are separate from our fee structure.
What if I don't like the factory?
You are only charged if you place an order with the factory, so you can keep searching until you find the perfect fit if you need.
What is the THR3EFOLD Ethically Made label?
This added mark resolves the "Made in" portion of your product label which communicates no information about the standards of your production. Like the Organic food label, this easily communicates that your brand is a safe product to buy.
Do I pay to use the THR3EFOLD Ethically Made name?
No! We want you to easily include your customers in this movement. You only pay for the cost of your label as you normally would. No additional license fee is charged to stamp your collection with this seal of approval.
What if I have a factory I want added to THR3EFOLD's database?
Please apply on our website to be considered we want all the great factories in the world to be easily discovered.
I have more/different questions
Please email [email protected] we'd love to answer all your questions.
Can I join the THR3EFOLD team?
We are looking for people to build the founding team, please email [email protected] your resume and cover letter including what you bring to the table and why you believe in this movement.
Besides contributing how else can I support?
Please share this with your network. At THR3EFOLD we believe in the power of connections, and you have the most influence on those you are closest to. By sharing this campaign you can help change fashion for the better.
Thanks for being such a rock star!