The Idioma family business have dropped their SS16 collection. Son Seth's minimal drawings grace their organic tees with mother Halle's passion for languages coming through with Portugese and Japanese words this time around.
The fit is really amazing on these tees - a medium fit with a cut that edges toward fitted without being too much so. Special tees.
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Idioma have partnered with a sourcing agent who help emerging designers source sustainably and ethically. Their SS16 collection was cut and sewn by production partners the agent works closely with in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Unlike other sourcing agents Idioma’s partner has its own team on the ground in Dhaka who visits their factories daily to monitor working conditions and ensure that nothing is subcontracted out to un-regulated factories.
In addition to these policies each of the factories is independently audited by the Fair Wear Foundation and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
As the sourcing agent do not own the factories and the factories also produce for other clients they do not have the power to determine worker pay. However the sourcing agency practices ‘open book’ accounting with suppliers to ensure that it pays enough for all workers to receive a living wage and educates factory management about the benefits of doing so (higher staff retention, less absenteeism, fewer quality issues, higher worker satisfaction, enhanced productivity).
You can read more about the production story of Idioma's t-shirts on the 'footprint' tab on product pages.
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