If you are wondering what the meaning of WRAP is, keep reading because we are going to tell you all you need to know about it.
Why? Because as a conscious consumer, you should know from where the products you are purchasing come from and the conditions under which they have been manufactured.
And, products that are manufactured in WRAP certified factories reflect not only a legal manufacturing, but also a safe and ethical one.
WRAP stands for Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production. It is a non-profit organization created by American Apparel & Footwear Association in 1997 before becoming stand-alone in 2000.
It is a globally recognized organization that works objectively and independently to make sure that each factory fully respects the employees and guarantees all of their rights, and also ensure that it uses eco-friendly materials and techniques that are not harmful to the environment.
The factories that are certified by WRAP organization go through a whole application process in order to ensure they remain within WRAP’s twelve principles that we’re going to mention later.
This certification program concerns the manufacturers of different sewn products such as clothing or footwear for example, and goes through an exhaustive process to award the factory.
This process is not a simple interrogation that one can easily pass; it is an extensive procedure that consists of evaluating the workplace and inspecting all its facilities.
It ends up by certifying the factories offering work conditions with the right management human resources need to improve.
And of course, the ones that have high standards of health, safety and security, as well as non-polluting practices and legal and customs compliance.
Let us go back to the 12 WRAP principles (that you can also find on the official website http://www.wrapcompliance.org/)
- Compliance with Laws and Workplace Regulations
- Prohibition of Forced Labor
- Prohibition of Child Labor
- Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse
- Compensation and Benefits
- Hours of Work
- Prohibition of Discrimination
- Health and Safety
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
- Customs Compliance
Now that you have all the information needed about what WRAP is and what its principles are, we would like to mention that our bags are manufactured in WRAP certified factories in China, which took our team a huge time and effort to find. First, to be sure that we are working with factories that cherish and protect human life and its environment. And second, to provide assurance that our bags were made in lawful, ethical, humane and ecological conditions, so that your conscious will be at ease carrying them.
And if you should know anything about our brand, it is that social compliance and ethical sourcing are one of the most important things we care about, since, thanks to globalization, everyone is now aware of the manufacturing effects on the employees and on the whole planet.
And the fact that our bags are being manufactured in a WRAP certified factory proves that we are trying to do the right thing and support sustainability, because a business should certainly not stand in the way of making human rights and helping the environment a priority.