Known in his village as the grandfather of silk, Mr Shen has been producing silk in his home region of Jiangsu, China for over forty years. His silks are grown, woven, dyed and printed in-house to Bluesign certification. Mr Shen believes in enhancing the lives of his workers and surrounding community by reinvesting profits into community initiatives. Bluesign is a holistic system that provides solutions in sustainable processing and manufacturing. Based on strict criteria, to support the company specifically in its sustainable development. Bluesign checks the progress that a company has made in this effort and provides continual further development of solutions. Under the strict Bluesign criteria, manufacturers are required to act responsibly and sustainably with regard to people, the environment and ensure consistent transparency and traceability of all processing steps.
See their signed Supplier Code Of Conduct here
(signed for on behalf of their agent Hawes and Freer)