Usually you'd find this page full of bold statements about ethics and corporate responsibility, filled with jargon and fancy words that sound great, but can leave you wondering whether there's truth behind it or if it's just all smoke and mirrors.
So instead of writing fluffy mumbo jumbo, I want to share with you my first-hand experiences of my recent visit to China.
I currently work with two factories and have built strong relationships with both over the last 6-12months. When I arrived at each factory, here's what I learned:
I make a lot of business decisions based on 'gut feeling'. You know, that deep-seated feeling inside your soul that tells you whether you're making the right decision (or not). And based on the above, I am extremely confident to continue building relationships with my factories knowing they're operating in an ethical way.
This isn't the end though. I'll be making regular trips to China to inspect/reinspect and forever be asking questions to ensure Moolk is always adhering to ethical AND environmental standards.
Here's the official mumbo jumbo for reference (but is better recapped above :)
We take our ethical and social responsibilities seriously and are committed to ensuring that our factory adheres to our legal, moral and ethical standards by upholding human rights and fair working conditions as listed below:
These practices are all aligned with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions in relation to ethical trade and the Ethical Trade Initiative base code.
If we find any evidence of unethical or non-compliance to these minimum standards, we will take action by ceasing to place future orders until they prove their standards meet the required levels. If they fail to prove this, then we will immediately cease supply.
We've simplified things for you in 3 easy steps.
Ask yourself this simple question: what size do you regularly wear?
If you usually reach for a size 12 when out shopping, we recommend doing the same virtually here.
If you're a 12-14, we'll advise whether to size up or down on each specific product.
If you're a 12 with a big bust, we'll also tell you if a particular style is fitted at the bust, and whether we recommend sizing up (or not). It doesn't happen often, as we're designing most of our pieces for bigger cup sizes, but this leads us to the next important step...
We take a lot of time writing each and every product description, and jam-packing it with oodles of size/fit information. If you know step 1, step 2 will help you choose the right size, the first time.
Each product has 3 sections:
The Description is where we let our personality shine. It's where we'll tell you how amazing you'll feel when wearing the item, and highlight all the amazing features we've designed into it.
About the Fit is probably the most important section. We describe how it fits across the bust, hips and waist, and generally overall. If you're in between size, this is where you'll find our recommendation on sizing up or down in that particular style.
We aim to style every product on 2 different models, and the Model Info is where you can find out the models regular size, what size they're wearing in that particular style, and their detailed bust/waist/hip measurements. This section comes a close second in importance, after About the Fit. It's a great way to compare your own measurements with our models, and see what size they regularly wear vs. what size they're wearing in that particular style.
We base our block patterns on the below average measurements. This table should be used as a GUIDE only, after you've taken the first 2 steps.
|To fit bust
|To fit waist
|To fit hips
If you're still unsure, or confused, or just want reassurance you've chosen the right size, use the form below to get tailored Size + Fit Advice.
We know buying clothes online can be tricky business, especially if you've just had a baby and your body has changed. So we hope this simple 3-Step process will help you get the right size, the first time.