Our Sustainable & Ethical Supply Chain

At Jackson James we pride ourselves on being sustainable and ethical. We have ensured that all aspects of our supply chain cohere to these core values.

From the initial farming right up to the packaging of orders - every part of the process adheres to these ethical and sustainable standards.

The Supply Chain:-

  • Farming
  • Ginning
  • Spinning
  • Combing
  • Knitting
  • Dyeing
  • Finishing
  • Cutting
  • Sewing
  • Embroidery/Printing
  • Packaging

Farming

All farmers are paid a fair wage, they work under 48 hours a week in ethical working conditions, using natural farming methods and non toxic pesticides.

Ginning

This is the part of the process where cotton is separated from seeds. All the components of the cotton farmed are used (either in the production of the clothing, food for cattle or other useful materials), nothing goes to waste.

Spinning

Spinning is the separation of the short fibres from the higher quality long fibres  prior to being combed. This process is undertaken on either a spinning wheel or spindle.

Combing

The cotton is then combed to make it softer and more durable. The process of combing the cotton further removes impurities and shorter threads. This makes the cotton more luxurious (softer on the skin) and less prone to fraying and unraveling.

Knitting

This is done by hand or using manually powered machinery.

Dyeing

This is where the cotton is coloured using non toxic natural dyes (free from heavy metals and other harmful products found in standard industrial dyes). The water used in the dyeing process is filtered and reused.

Finishing

This incorporates the washing, drying and stabilising of the clothing. Again the water used in this process is filtered and reused. Once dried the clothing is reshaped prior to cutting.

Cutting

Following the reshaping of the clothing comes the cutting, the leftover fabrics from this process are reused as lower quality fabrics or made into items such as rope or other string based products.

Sewing

This is the sewing of labels and seams to create the recognisable shape and identity of our clothing, this is the penultimate step in the process before the product is finalised.

Embroidery/Printing

The branding and designs are applied to the clothing to finalise the product, either as embroidery or print.

Packaging

The packaging is eco friendly and products are shipped either in an eco friendly, biodegradable bag or a recyclable cardboard box.

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This is the process, and as previously mentioned all the employees within the supply chain work under ethical conditions and are paid a fair wage.

 Ethical Fashion | The Definition of

We believe the living wage is a human right as well as working conditions which conform to human rights standards.

Our products come at a small premium due to the high quality fabrics and the process (minimising the negative impact on the planet) coupled with the cost of production and paying a fair wage to all.

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