+ Where possible, we source fabrics that wash well at 30°C.
+ Washing at 30°C uses a third less electricity than washing at 60°C. (Source: Energy Saving Trust)
+ All our brochures are now printed on PEFC Certified paper from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources.
+ All our cardboard boxes are made from recycled materials.
+ Whilst we do use FSC approved tissue paper with our packaging, we keep this to a minimum.
+ The polybag we use to send out orders is resealable and we encourage its reuse, particularly when returning items. This bag is comprised of a percentage of recycled materials.
We work with suppliers all over the world: China, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Nepal, India and the UK. Relationships are important to ME+EM. We always aim to work with suppliers and factories that share our responsibilities and values. We are proud of our collections which reflect the best raw materials and sourcing we can find.
+ Portugal, where we use an OEKO-TEX® certified manufacturer who is committed to providing high quality production whilst ensuring that there is a comprehensive benefit scheme in place for all its employees.
+ We make regular visits to our factories to ensure that the environment in which their employees work is of a high standard, and meet many of the team who work on ME+EM.
+ All factories used in the production of our paper products (boxes, bags, and tissue paper) are ISO approved so everyone is paid fairly and over 18 years old.
+ We are also investigating sourcing fabric closer to the point of manufactory and delivery in order to cut down on airport freight.
+ Our leather products are sourced from the best available supplier’s, produced in a sustainable and responsible manner and must only be obtained as a by-product.
+ From SS16, ME+EM do not use real fur or pelts in any of our products.
+ We are committed to providing ME+EM clothes for charitable events.
+ To date, we have worked with the FSID (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths), Macmillan Cancer Support, The Warwickshire Hospice, Treehouse, Ambitious about Autism and Starlight and the British Heart Foundation.
+We intend to find a charity that we can work with on an ongoing basis to provide both our time and clothing where appropriate.
We strive to build on our ethical, environmental and philanthropic commitments and welcome any suggestions from our customers on what more we could be doing. Please email any suggestions or recommendations to email@example.com