Dissatisfied by the working conditions of some of the factories we had visited internationally, we made a decision to open our own manufacturing facilities in Fiji and Sri Lanka to ensure we could have oversight and transparency into the working environment of those who produce our garments. Fiji is not only the homeland of one of our founders, but a nation with a more respectable human rights record than some of the other, more popular manufacturing destinations.
Magi Enterprises Fiji
Address: Daniva Rd Vlevu, Nasinu, Fiji
We now employ just under 1,000 Fijian residents, 78% female employees who produce the majority of the KOOKAÏ Basics collection.
In addition to investing heavily in training and upskilling our Fijian staff members, we also offer university scholarships to their children as part of our overall commitment to the prosperity of the Fijian people.
Address: Suduwella, Kaluaggala, Hanwella, Sri Lanka
Our factory in Sri Lanka employs just under 600 Sri Lankan Residents, 76% female employees who produce the majority of the KOOKAÏ Fashion Collection.
The working conditions and welfare of our workers is of paramount importance to KOOKAÏ, and is why we have chosen to own and operate our own factories, to give us full control and visibility of the conditions of employment for our factory workers, and the quality of products produced.
Safe working conditions are paramount to KOOKAÏ.
KOOKAÏ cares about how our garments are manufactured, by who, and the employees’ working environment. Social compliance audits are performed regularly to ensure safe and hygienic work conditions, an engaged and motivated workforce, and strong governance and accountability.
The audit results are monitored and KOOKAÏ works closely with both of its factories on any improvements that need to be made.
Fabric and Textiles
KOOKAÏ values its relationship with its suppliers and is working with them to trace the ultimate source of raw materials used in KOOKAÏ products.
The wool and cotton used for KOOKAÏ's basics range is sourced from ABMT Textiles, a global leader in natural fibre performance, lifestyle and fashion textiles. KOOKAÏ has a long term relationship with ABMT, which is committed to quality, traceability, ethical and environmental responsibility.
ABMT Pty Ltd
100-128 Ferris Road
Melton VIC 3337
More information about ABMT can be found here www.abmt.com.au