Code of Conduct

We have developed an Ethical Code of Conduct that covers key issues of fair living wages, child labour, hours of work, justice, safety and diversity. We require all employers – our suppliers and manufacturers – to work within the Code. We expect a commitment of strong ethical practices, taking responsibility, encouraging respect, inclusivity and empowerment, and committing to a culture of progressive sustainability.

No Child Labour

No person shall be employed under the age of 15.

No exploitation of Child Labour at any point of the supply chain.

Workers shall only be employed in accordance with all applicable local laws and regulations.

Discrimination and Inhumane Treatment

We believe in the equality of opportunity in hiring, compensation and treatment regardless of race, caste, colour, gender, religion, political persuasion, union membership, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or other distinguishing characteristics.

Employment is Freely Chosen

We are committed to ensuring all workers are employed on a voluntary basis, and are free to leave with acceptable notice.

Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining

Employers must respect the right of employees to associate, organise and bargain collectively. Should the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining be restricted under law, the employer must allow the development of a means for independent and free association and bargaining.

Fair Living Wages

Wages and benefits paid by Employers must meet the legal or industry minimum standards in the country of manufacture and should be sufficient to meet basic needs and provide some discretionary income.

Hours of Work

These shall comply with applicable laws, regulations and industry standards.

Overtime and leave entitlements are to be followed as per local laws.

Disciplinary Practices

Corporal punishment and any other form of physical or physiological coercion or intimidation shall not be used against workers for any reason.

Health & Safety

A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, and best occupational health and safety practice shall be promoted. Access to clean drinking water, adequate sanitary washing and toilet facilities shall be available and adequate lighting, ventilation, fire extinguishers and fire exits shall be provided. These standards should be maintained for factories, canteens, dormitories and rest and recreation areas provided for workers.

Environmental Standards

Compliance with all applicable Environmental laws and regulations.

All suppliers must work to minimise any negative impact on the environment. All relevant national and international environmental legislation must be adhered to in all manufacturing processes.

Contractors and Suppliers

Employers shall ensure that their contractors and suppliers adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Monitoring of Compliance - Audits / Factory Visits

Employers shall implement and maintain programmes to set in motion this Code.

Employers shall communicate this Code to all employees and those in any way involved with the supply chain.

Employers acknowledge they may be audited by Trelise Cooper Group and/or external auditor for scheduled and unscheduled inspections and audits for the purpose of ensuring this Code of Conduct is being upheld. Auditors must be given unrestricted access.

Trelise Cooper Group is proud to partner with incredible fabric and garment manufacturers and suppliers in the following countries: New Zealand, China, India, Italy, France, Turkey, Korea & Japan.

Meet the Makers

Our current list of manufacturers is as follows and will continue to be updated.

Global Manufacturing & Supply Partners Location - City Number of years manufacturing for Trelise Cooper Items Produced Number of Permanent Employees Size of Workplace
Enterprise 1 Auckland, New Zealand 6 Years Ladieswear Manufacturer 3 Employees 40m2
Enterprise 2 Auckland, New Zealand 20 Years Cutter 2 Employees 160m2
Enterprise 3 Auckland, New Zealand 16 Years Ladieswear Manufacturer 7 Employees 500m2
Enterprise 4 Auckland, New Zealand 17 Years Ladieswear Manufacturer 5 Employees 200m2
Enterprise 5 Auckland, New Zealand 10 Years Ladieswear Manufacturer 8 Employees 120m2
Enterprise 6 Auckland, New Zealand 17 Years Ladieswear Manufacturer 2 Employees 55m2
Enterprise 7 Auckland, New Zealand 12 Years Ladieswear Manufacturer 1 Employee 20m2
Enterprise 8 Auckland, New Zealand 22 Years Patterns 1 Employee 30m2
Enterprise 9 Auckland, New Zealand 10 Years Ladieswear 3 Fulltime Employees
2 Parttime Employees
Enterprise 10 Auckland, New Zealand 6 Years Cutter 4 Employees 490m2
Enterprise 11 Auckland, New Zealand 5 Years Ladieswear 2 Employees 100m2
Enterprise 12 Auckland, New Zealand 7 Years Textile Printer 15 Employees
2 Directors
6 Printers
1 Floor Supervisor
1 Screenmaker
1 Inwards Goods
3 Packers
1 Accountant
Enterprise 13 Auckland, New Zealand 2 Years Patternmaker 1 Employee 72m2
Enterprise 14 Auckland, New Zealand 10 Years Cutter 4 Employees 250m2
Enterprise 15 Auckland, New Zealand 10 Years Patternmaker 1 Employee 24m2
Enterprise 16 Wuxi, China 4 Years Woven and Knit Garment Manufacturer 22 Employees
1 Manager/Owner
15 Machinists
4 Production Staff
2 Finishers
Enterprise 17 New Delhi, India 6 Years Leather Garment Manufacturer 18 Employees
1 Owner/Manager
1 Production Manager
1 HR
1 Accountant
2 Merchandisers
1 Supervisor
1 Patternmaker
3 Finishers
5 Machinists
1 Helper
1 Cook
Enterprise 18 Shenzhen, China 15 Years Causal/Techwear Manufacturer 450 Employees 9000m2
Enterprise 19 Shanghai, China 5 Years Knitwear Manufacturer 31 Employees
2 Managers/Owners
27 Production Workers
2 Technicians
Enterprise 20 Hong Kong 15 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 15 Employees 350m2
Enterprise 21 Zhuhai, China 15 Years Tailoring Manufacturer 1 Owner
5 Managers
80 Staff
Enterprise 22 Nantong City, China 6 Years Knitwear Manufacturer 53 Employees
3 Manager/Owners
40 Production Staff
10 Finishers
Enterprise 23 Kolkata, India 8 Years Embroidered Garment Manufacturer 30 Employees 1500m2
Enterprise 24 Kolkata, India 10 Years Embroidered Garment Manufacturer 40 Employees 1000m2
Enterprise 25 Shantou, Guangdong, China 7 Years Woven/Tricot/Knitwear Manufacturer 62 Employees
2 Managers/Owners
5 Technicians
50 Production Staff
5 Finishers
Enterprise 26 Nantong, China 5 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 34 Employees
2 Managers/Owners
15 Machinists
2 Cutters
4 Production Staff
3 QC
2 Patternmakers
3 Finishers
3 Office Staff
Enterprise 27 Ningbo, China 8 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 32 Employees 2400m2
Enterprise 28 Suzhou, China 2 Months Woven Garment Manufacturer 30 Employees
1 Manager
2 Machinists
27 Workers
Enterprise 29 Kolkata / West Bengal, India 16 Years Embroidered Fabrics / Embroidered Garment Manufacturers 68 Employees
3 Owners
11 Managers
28 Machinists
5 Cutters
4 QC
1 Patternmaker
6 Sampling Staff
10 Hand Embroiderers
Enterprise 30 Zhejiang, China 4 Years Embroidery Manufacturer 21 Employees
2 Manager/Owners
5 Machinists
10 Production Staff
4 Finishers
Enterprise 31 Shenzhen, China 14 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 60 Employees 2000m2
Enterprise 32 Shenzhen, China 5 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 40 Employees
1 Owner
3 Supervisors
30 Sewers
6 Finishers
Enterprise 33 Shenzhen, China 8 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 26 Employees
1 Manager/Owner
2 Supervisors
20 Sewers
3 Finishers
Enterprise 34 Shenzhen, China 8 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 35 Employees
2 Manager/Owner
3 Supervisors
25 Sewers
5 Finishers
Enterprise 35 Shenzhen, China 9 Years Woven Garment Manufacturer 38 Employees
2 Managers/Owners
3 Supervisors
28 Sewers
5 Finishers
Enterprise 36 Dongguan, China 9 Years Knitted Garment Manufacturer 40 Employees
2 Managers/Owners
3 Clerks
3 Supervisors
10 Looping Workers
15 Inspectors
5 Pressers
2 Finishers

3 Clerks
3 Supervisors