Who makes our clothes

Our responsibilities

We have a team dedicated to working with our suppliers to ensure products made for Boden are responsibly sourced. We also visit factories in person to make sure our standards are being met. Our programme is constantly evolving, but it’s centred on the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code, an internationally recognised set of labour standards based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions.

Read our Responsible Sourcing Commitment

HERproject™

We’ve been working with this organisation – which is run by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) – since 2014 to educate the women in our workforce about nutrition and health. Knowledge is shared through peer-led training and spread beyond co-workers to families and local communities. So far, our partnership’s reached nine of the factories where we make clothes, and over 5000 individuals, with 140 training to become peer educators.

Discover more about HERproject™

Meet our makers

The whole world goes into the making of our British brand. Everything’s designed at
Boden House in London, but we rely on many, many people to bring our ideas to life.

Trading ethically

Our modern slavery statement

We are fully committed to supporting the Modern Slavery Act, and this statement outlines the steps Boden is taking to prevent modern slavery and human rights abuses within our business and supply chains. Our statement has been published in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015. Click the link below to view the full document.

Document here

  • Our ethical partners

    Boden became a member of ETI in 2008, and committed to the ETI Base Code, an internationally recognised set of labour standards aimed at improving workers’ rights in global supply chains.

    ETI is an alliance of brands, NGOs and Trade Unions that promotes workers’ rights all over the world.

    ‘A world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.’

    As members, we join in forums and working groups addressing specific issues and regions, and work together to share our learnings. Very real solutions continue to come out of our work with the ETI: https://ethicaltrade.org

    Click HERE

  • BSR

    BSR is a global non-profit organisation working with businesses to create a just and sustainable world. We’re proud to partner with them on HERprojectTM, the largest workplace-based women's empowerment program in global supply chains.

  • HERproject

    HERproject educates and supports women in the workplace, home and community.

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  • &Wider

    &Wider is a company that provides us, and the factory management, with anonymous direct worker feedback on areas such as: Health and Safety, Labour Rights & Freedom of Association, Wages & Working Hours, Physical Abuse or Confinement, Worker Wellbeing. This is used in an addition to the annual ethical audit. It gives us a fuller picture of what is going on at the factories and provides us and the factories with priorities we need to focus on. We currently have this running in two factories at the moment but are budgeted to add an additional seven units this year. On average each site will go through four call circles a year.

Doing good doesn’t stop here