Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Kloth Studio was established in 2017 and has since become a highly esteemed designer + supplier of custom-tailored work fashions for leading lifestyle brands. Our wide-ranging client roster includes five-star restaurants, acclaimed international hotels and resorts, and many independently owned businesses that sought to elevate their professional image.
Kloth Studio is led by a diverse team of fashion & business minds, bringing decades of experience in design and distribution to each project we undertake.
We’re working towards a 100% renewable production cycle – a circular approach using only recycled + sustainably sourced materials. We’re transitioning key product and packaging materials to smarter alternatives and supporting regenerative agriculture practices while protecting animal welfare. We also partner with Better Cotton Initiative, a program that exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, for the environment it grows in, and for the sector’s future.
putting the environment first
We’re committed to a wide range of environmentally conscious practices, including pilot programs in our factories to reduce hazardous chemicals and waste. We collect thousands of pounds of leftover textiles, donating fabric scraps that can be repurposed in rural Bangladesh to make blankets and clothes for underserved communities. We’re also working with factories to reduce the thickness of our packaging, thereby saving hundreds of tons of plastic, and reducing carbon emissions by helping our partners explore renewable energy sources.
strict ethical standards
We take human rights seriously. We only contract with companies that meet our stringent manufacturing criteria and carry out regular ethical audits within the factories. All partners must adhere to these nine standards established by Kloth Studio:
- NO Child Labour: No children younger than 15 years of age may be employed by a factory.
- NO Forced Labour: No person may be employed by a factory if they haven’t offered to do so voluntarily, or be forced to work under the threat of punishment or retaliation.
- Health and Safety: A safe and healthy workplace environment must be provided by the factory who should also prevent any potential health and safety incidents and work related injury or illness from occurring.
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: All staff have the right to form, join and organize trade unions and to bargain collectively on their behalf.
- Anti-Discrimination: A factory is prohibited from engaging in discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement.
- Disciplinary Practices: A factory is prohibited from engaging in or tolerating the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of employees.
- Working Hours: A factory must comply with applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements and industry standards on working hours, breaks and public holidays.
- Remuneration: The right of staff to a living wage must be respected by the factory.
- Management Systems: Compliance must be reviewed and implemented to the SA800 Standard through developed policies and procedures.
KLOTH in the community
Our commitment to ethical conduct also extends beyond the factory. We encourage community cohesion in partnership with our international suppliers by supporting and/or sponsoring charitable initiatives + organizations — including orphanages, infant schools, a medical clinic and sponsored sports programs. And starting in 2021, we’ll be running a Give Back Box program that allows clients to send back unwanted products for reuse through charities like Jaago Foundation, which exists to improve the lives of people living below the poverty line.