Kimini is produced in Solo, Indonesia. The factory we work with is vertically integrated, which means they buy raw materials and make everything themselves. From spinning the yarn, weaving it into fabric, to finishing it (color or print), to sewing it into garments. This lowers the need for many subcontractors, which enables transparency throughout.
The factory we work with has te below listed environmental certificates :
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define world-wide recognised requirements for organic textiles. From the harvesting of the raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labelling, textiles certified to GOTS provide a credible assurance to the consumer.
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements.
BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future. BCI connects people and organisations from across the cotton sector, from field to store, to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton producing areas.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.
The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) are international, voluntary standards that set requirements for third-party certification of recycled input and chain of custody. The shared goal of the standards is to increase the use of recycled materials. The GRS includes additional criteria for social and environmental processing requirements and chemical restrictions.
Apart from these certificates, the factory is periodically checked by a government approved company on productional and ethical grounds. KIMINI has been at the factory multiple times as well, to see with our own eyes what the full process looks like. Together with Nara (based in Bandung, Indonesia) we have frequented all parts of the premises, made videos and spoke to the people creating our garments and are rest assured that they are met with great working conditions.
The factory is also part of Better Work Indonesia. A partnership that was created in 2011 between the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The programme engages with workers, employers, and governments to improve and control working conditions.
The most important thing for Kimini is transparency, which means that we don’t make it sound better than it is. Clothing production is a complex matter and has a straining effect on the environment. We have taken the necessary steps to certify an ethical production process, but still want to improvement. We are busy formulating our goals in terms of environmental development. In February 2023 we will update this page with a set of five measurable goals that we have set for ourselves, with a clear deadline for when we plan to achieve them.