NAFSI prioritizes fair treatment of workers & artisans, while minimizing waste & energy usage. All local & international suppliers adhere to NAFSI's Supplier Code of Conduct.
NAFSI regularly conducts in-person factory visits to ensure that the people producing NAFSI garments are paid fairly, treated respectfully, and are working in safe conditions. NAFSI has developed a close, long-term working relationship with the factories in NAFSI's supply chain & consider each employee to be a member of the NAFSI team. These factories are certified Fair Trade through the Global Organic Textile Standards.
Behind every community suffering from illiteracy, poverty or violence, there are oppressed women. Cultural & social constraints deprive them from their rights to education, work, & their personal life. The potential of women in such communities is marginalized & exploited. Only when all community members are equally integrated, having freedom to unfold talents & capabilities, a sustainable future can rise.
A key priority in achieving economic development is making the labor markets more flexible & inclusive. NAFSI only works with factories that help achieve gender equality & empowers all women, while providing a safe work environment for male & female co-workers. All young mothers are given flexible working hours as well as a place for their child in the nursery on the field. The team is provided with gender quality sessions, and are highly involved in various activities promoting gender equality in the workforce.
NAFSI creates to empower.
Supply Chain Transparency
NAFSI recognizes & respects the variety of legal & cultural environments in which factories operate throughout the world. These guidelines outline the basic requirements that all factories must meet in order to do business with NAFSI. NAFSI believes that no business should be complicit in human rights abuse, while encouraging the development & use of environmentally friendly technologies when possible.
Transparent Record Keeping
All of NAFSI's suppliers comply with the Global Organic Textile Standards. Employee working hours, wages & benefits comply with Fair Trade practices.
All of NAFSI's suppliers must not use involuntary or forced labor, whether indentured, bonded, prison or labor obtained through slavery or human trafficking. Workers must not be required to lodge deposits or identity papers upon commencing employment with the supplier. Suppliers must not employ anyone under the age of 18.
Suppliers are required to treat all employees with respect & dignity. No employee shall be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse or to monetary fines as disciplinary practices.
Made Locally, Delivered Internationally
The organic Egyptian cotton & linen is produced in Egypt and brought to two locations: The United Arab Emirates and Canada, where they are handcrafted into the garments you see today. NAFSI is proud to announce that each piece is sustainably sourced & ethically made in both locations.