Every single garment bearing the ColieCo label is made to order by our small team in our own studio in Sagres, Portugal.
We pride ourselves in the care and attention to detail in our processes, from hand-drafting patterns and carefully selecting fabrics, through to hand-finishing and packing each order.
Ethically made, and made to last
ColieCo products are exclusively made by highly-skilled workers and are constructed to last.
As we only manufacture in-house, we're able to guarantee that everyone involved in the construction and finishing of your lingerie and swimwear is treated fairly, is paid a full and fair living wage, and works in safe, comfortable and discrimination-free conditions.
Most brands audit the factories of their suppliers once or twice per year. We're able to guarantee the conditions our entire team is working under every single minute our studio is open.
Our responsibilities and commitments to our staff are set out in full in our Code of Ethics and Conduct.
We expect the businesses we work with to recognise the same ethical and environmental standards we demand of ourselves.
Most of our fabric and elastic suppliers are based in Europe and subject to EU or UK directives on the fair treatment of workers, working conditions, and the environment. This includes the end-suppliers of all of our fabrics, the manufacturers of our TENCEL™ Intimate and RPET fabrics, the manufacturers of all of our elastics, our fabric printing partner, and all of our packaging suppliers.
Where we work with fabrics manufactured outside Europe, we demand that the manufacturers of those fabrics are able to demonstrate relevant certifications and proof of annual third party audits relating to both labour standards and environmental sustainability. Our aim is to work only with fabric manufacturers meeting or exceeding the SA8000 Standard for social certification.
You can find more information about each and every fabric we use here, and the standards we demand of all of our partners and suppliers in our Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Trust in indies
We are also big believers in supporting other independent small businesses.
For us, indies offer an authenticity, individuality, transparency, and care and quality in their products which is unmatched by even the most progressive and committed of large brands. This is why we work with independent suppliers wherever we can, including in design, printing and photography.
Code of Ethics and Conduct
Our Code of Ethics and Conduct outlines ColieCo’s values and ethical principles, and sets standards which all of those working for and on behalf of ColieCo will follow, including standards for workers' rights and conditions across our supply chain.
Learn more here.