Meet our friends
We can’t change the fashion industry on our own.
But together with a few friends, it all becomes easier.
But together with a few friends, it all becomes easier.
Active and proud members of:
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The apparel, footwear and textile industry’s alliance for sustainable production. Their vision is of an apparel, footwear, and textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities.
Higg Co is a supply chain measurement and improvement system, built by 250+ industry thought leaders and stakeholders. Higg Co provides tools from design to end of use, weaving together measures of emissions, facility safety, waste management, and worker livelihood. All in a standardized way across the apparel industry.
A leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. amfori brings together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries.
Business for Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI)
Since 2003, amfori BSCI has enabled companies to trade with purpose by improving social performance in their supply chain. The foundation is a Code of Conduct with principles ranging from fair remuneration to no child labour, along with a step-by-step approach that enables companies to monitor, engage, get empowered and receive support to put sustainable trade at the heart of their business.
A Swedish industry initiative for more sustainable e-commerce. With a vision that all e-retailers have reached their full sustainable potential.
Sweden’s industry & employer organisation for textile and fashion companies.
Fur Free Retailer
Works to end the use of fur in fashion.
Helps people understand how to reduce their climate impact by giving tips on how to treat clothes after buying them.
We’re proud to be teaming up with our industry peers by joining the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA) since the beginning of 2021. We hope to better influence our supply chain partners to improve their environmental performance. STICA’s aim is to ensure the Swedish and Nordic textile industry does more than its share by becoming the first climate positive apparel and textiles industry in the world – well before 2050.
The International Accord
The health and safety of workers has been an area of particular focus within the fashion industry for several years. We've signed the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, starting September 1, 2021. The International Accord is an independent, legally binding agreement between brands and trade unions which continues commitments to ensure a safe and healthy ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh and further seeks to establish worker safety programmes in other countries producing textiles and garments. Our purpose is to enable a working environment in which no worker needs to fear fires, building collapses, or other workplace accidents that could be prevented with reasonable health and safety measures.
The SME Climate Hub commitment
In 2021, NA-KD signed the SME Climate Hub commitment. Recognising that climate change poses a threat to the economy, nature and society-at-large, our company commits to take action immediately in order to:
- Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
- Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
- Disclose our progress on a yearly basis. We're proud to be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and join governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same important mission.
Science Based Targets initiative
NA-KD's climate reduction targets are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative to be in line with climate science and the 1.5 degree pathway.
TÜV Rheinland is our preferred audit company for responsible supply chains according to the highest international standards and customer programs.
The Girl Effect
The Girl Effect creates content that helps girls make choices and changes in their lives. Igniting their confidence to act differently at a time that can define their future. So every girl can choose to be in control of her body, her health, her learning and livelihood. Arming them with skills to negotiate, and redefining what they are told is possible.
The Rainbow Fund
The purpose of the Rainbow Fund is to work with financing in support of competent organisations and projects in countries where rainbow persons are discriminated, persecuted and killed. The Rainbow Fund also works on impact projects in collaboration with other organisations.
Gurls Talk is a community-led non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women. Following model and activist Adwoa Aboah’s personal experience with mental health, Gurls Talk was formed with the goal of creating safe spaces – both on and offline – where girls can access mental health resources, share their experiences and support each other so they never feel alone or unsupported. Gurls Talk seeks to provide accurate and accessible psychoeducation on a wide variety of topics relevant to girls and young women. Through podcast, live events, and an online community, Gurls Talk works to destigmatise mental health conversations while fostering a supportive community that gives all girls a voice.
Räddningsmissionen - Agora
Agora is a part of Räddningsmissionen focusing on supporting sociallt vulnerable women, including homeless women, and and victims of domestic violence, as well as women exposed to trafficking and prostitution. They provide different forms of support and help through meeting spaces, protected residence, outreach work as well as individual support.
Stadsmissionen is a politically independent, idea-driven organization that conducts non-profit activities among the needy and runs other activities for care and care of the individual. Since collaboration is important to them, they work together with congregations and administrations in the public sector, as well as companies and individuals. An extensive volunteer activity enriches and raises the quality of our various activities.
Know your lemons
The Know Your Lemons® Foundation was founded by Corrine Ellsworth-Beaumont (MFA, PhD), with the mission to improve early detection of breast cancer worldwide, through creative and empowering education. As of 2021, they reached 1.3 billion people online through their #knowyourlemons campaign and Know Your Lemons app, and helped women and people with breasts discover potential symptoms of breast cancer in time to save their life. Their educational materials are available in over 31 languages and are being used in over 99 countries.
Rules & guidelines that we work with:
The UN Sustainable Development Goals
We support the Sustainable Development Goals which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
ILO – Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Our work throughout our supply chain is based on ILO’s declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. They focus on four areas:
- freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
- the elimination of forced or compulsory labour
- the abolition of child labour
- the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide non-binding principles and standards for responsible business conduct, in the areas of disclosure, human rights, environment, corruption, consumer interests, science & technology, competition and taxation.
UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights
Principles that outline states responsibility to protect human rights, businesses responsibility to respect human rights, and the dual responsibility of making things right again in case of harm done to people. Approved by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011.
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