Manufacturers

All of our backpacks are handmade: before bringing joy to our customers worldwide, every FOND OF BAGS – product has passed through the hands of various tailors.

We keep a close eye on the supply chain and the working conditions in our sewing factories. We want to share the knowledge gathered by our experts for corporate and social responsibility: we want you to know, where exactly our backpacks, pencil cases and sports bags are being produced.

 

Responsibility

 

We already have a really good feeling regarding our production facilities in Vietnam and China and the conditions in which our products are manufactured. Nevertheless, we have the feeling we can do more.

That is why FOND OF BAGS updated its Code of Conduct (CoC) in march 2016. The document contains specific expectations regarding labour rights, environmental protection and complaints procedures.

The CoC has already been signed by all parties. Until 2018 this will enable us to understand the reality of our supply chain even better. For the sake of this goal, we will conduct further so-called “social audits” to make sure that the manufacturers actually follow the CoC. In case conformity cannot be reached, we will develop plans for improvement. In addition to the sewing factories, our aim is to provide information online about the whole supply chain.

Why are we doing this? We firmly believe that the individual person is responsible for their consumer behavior. At FOND OF BAGS, we see it as a part of our corporate responsibility, to be transparent to our customers and partners where and how they influence the world by purchasing our products.

Our
Experts

Since 2016, our sustainability experts Micha Damm and Hannes Weber are CSR-Ambassadors for North Rhine-Westphalia. Here, we explain, what it means to be CSR-Ambassador.