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RESPONSIBILITY

Harris Tapper is committed to making cherished pieces that sustain a long lifetime in a women’s wardrobe.

Fabrication

Approximately 40% of our fabrics are natural, made from wool, silk and cotton. Polyester makes up a small part of our collection. The reason for this is because of the technical benefits that are unable to be met in other fibres, such as anti-crease (in suiting), or anti-pilling (in knitwear). This means pieces can be worn more frequently and last longer.

Packaging 

This year we have started to re-purpose our leftover fabrics into garment bags and fabric sleeves for online orders. Eventually doing away with previous packaging options such as tissue paper, bought garment bags and stickers.

All plastics that come into our business from other suppliers are reused, ensuring there’s no single use plastic.

Country of Manufacture and Code of Conduct

All of our suppliers are required to sign our Code of Conduct, based off the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) global code of conduct, ensuring all practices adhere to global ethical standards set by the ETI.

Three out of our five suppliers have Sedex and BSCI Certifications, a global trade audit. Another supplier is in the process of undergoing Sedex auditing. The final supplier is based in New Zealand and is 10 minutes from our studio, so we have high visibility of working conditions and we visit often.

Goals

We believe in a long-term sustainable business model and have goals to try to find a balance between environmentally friendly practices and sustainable business planning.

Harris Tapper does not compromise on the quality of any product released, focusing on fit, refined and considered detailing and exceptional fabrications.

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