Based on respect. Stanley/Stella believe that fair trade and sustainable development are natural: respecting your skin with soft materials; respecting the men and women who make your clothes with dignified working conditions; and respecting the world that we live in by limiting their impact on the environment. This is a belief that the team here at Snuggle share.
Stanley/Stella is convinced that manufacturing in Asia is a good thing if done properly. And properly means respecting the rights of the men and women that they employ. It means giving them the means to acquire new skills and to receive education and training.
In Dhaka, their 19-person team, all Bangladeshi, monitors their 5 partner factories every day. All of which are GOTS-certified and audited by the Fair Wear Foundation, of which Stanley/Stella is a recognised member.
Stanley/Stella never uses standard cotton. Most of their clothing is made from 100% organic cotton.
Organic cotton is a natural, GMO-free fibre that uses less water than standard cotton. In addition, its production does not involve the use of chemicals (no fertilisers or pesticides) and encourages rotation of crops to keep soil healthier, more fertile and maintain humidity. Waste from the cotton ginning process is also recycled for the animal feed industry.