British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine join Fair Wear
03 June, 2020
We’re delighted to announce that Equip Outdoor Technologies has joined Fair Wear as its latest member company.
By becoming a Fair Wear member, British company Equip, which owns prominent outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, emphasises its commitment to improving its ethical, social and environmental standards as well as its responsibility towards its stakeholders and community.
‘We’re happy to welcome two new strong outdoor brands,’ says Fair Wear Director Alexander Kohnstamm. ‘Equip is seriously committed to working on better labour conditions for the people who are making their clothes. During their first Performance Check, we will check Equip’s efforts. It’s positive to hear they’re already investing in equal and sustainable relations with their suppliers, a crucial step towards improved labour conditions for garment workers,’ he adds.
Matt Gowar, Equip CEO, states, ‘We have always used the best technical suppliers to manufacture our products and we strive to develop long term, trusted relationships with them regardless of where they operate across the globe. We demand our partners provide safe working conditions, treat their employees fairly and with respect. Becoming a member of Fair Wear makes sense as we’ll use their support to strengthen our overseas partnerships and monitor, evaluate and improve working conditions across our global supply chain. We are looking forward to a strong and collaborative partnership with Fair Wear and other member brands to make garment production fair for everyone.’