We work with 3 factories specialising in accessories based just outside of Shanghai, and we have a very close working relationship.
These factories operate at a very high standard – the working conditions are clean, safe and comfortable, using high-tech machinery and equipment. The workers are all paid a fair living wage.
The collections are developed and created with my mother. We personally visit, work in and with the factories several times a year.
A little bit about myself here – I grew up in Shanghai and have been visiting factories with my mum, who works in fashion, since I was 5 years old. Throughout the years I have seen first–hand many really fantastic factories, as well as, unfortunately, some unacceptable ones. I then went on to study Fashion at University and spent my placement year working as a Product Development Intern at Hunter Boots in London, where I also worked in their Sustainability & Ethics department gathering details from suppliers to ensure compliance with the company’s very high standards and guidelines.
With this knowledge and experience I can very proudly and honestly say that the factories that produce for Arctic Fox are some of the very best, they have also produced for incredible brands such as Acne Studios, Calvin Klein and the White Company.