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Standards & Codes of Practice

Standards & Codes of Practice


When instructing someone to produce something for you it is important that you understand how things are being made and to what standards.

This is a guide to some of the industry standards and codes of practice that are out there that you should be aware of.


This recommended code of practice lays out a professional set of standards to be followed by designer/buyer and production unit when doing business.  It clearly defines the rights and obligations of both parties and provides reassurance.


BSI is the business standards company that helps organisations make excellence a habit all over the world. Their business is enabling others to perform better.

Ethical fashion forum

The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is the industry body for sustainable fashion, representing over 6000 members in more than 100 countries.


The International Organization for Standardization develops and publishes International Standards.


A not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.

Fast Forward

A next generation, labour standards audit and improvement programme to uncover hidden exploitation and drive collaborative continuous improvement in supply chains.