We understand our responsibility to our planet and that as a new brand transparency is hugely important. While small we still strive to make a positive social and environmental impact.
With offices in London and in China, Oola works on small production runs with an independently audited and certified factory in China with whom we have a strong relationship and daily interactions. With complete transparency of the supply chain, our factory follows the Ethical Trading initiative, ensuring all environmental and social standards are meet. The employees are 70% female, with roles ranging from machinist to senior management and all employees are employed on a permanent basis and are all paid at least the regional living wage, and higher, depending on skill set.
The fabrics and trims we use are sourced locally to the factory which helps to reduce our carbon footprint and meet REACH standards and are OEKO-TEX certified, ensuring that they’re free from any harmful chemicals.
We aim to reduce our environmental footprint and reassess the fabrics we use – substituting conventional fibres for more sustainable alternatives where possible. Our short-term goals are to move to recycled packaging and labels and to incorporate recycled lace into our designs.