we care deeply about the way ace&jig garments are made, the people who make them, and the impact they have on the earth. our aim is to ensure the safety, equitable treatment, and empowerment of those contributing to the creation of our textiles & products, while limiting our environmental footprint wherever possible. this work is ongoing and ever-changing, and we are committed to improving and learning.

ace&jig works closely with partners in India to weave and sew our collections. we custom create our own yarn-dye woven textiles in a lengthy process that takes up to twelve months. our partners share our ethical values and practice the holistic kaizen philosophy of always continuing to improve.

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teal yarn spools
fabric scissors and textile pieces
smiling woman in spinning factory

we work closely with this team to develop new textile designs and experiment with new weaving techniques. we collaborate with them to find sustainable ways of minimizing textile waste while upholding our shared standards of production and labor.

our standards

our partners in India uphold our ethical standards and share the following commitments.

  • Fair Trade Certification™ - our partners in India are Fair Trade Certified™. Fair Trade USA works as a 3rd party support system and certifier that promotes and ensures sustainable livelihoods, employee empowerment and community, safe working conditions, and protection of the environment.
  • Wages & Benefits - all employees are paid fair wages, and benefit from covered health insurance, employer-matched Provident Fund contributions, annual bonuses, and paid time off.
  • Employee Safety - our partners are committed to ensuring a safe, clean, and healthy workspace for all employees. they follow the Ethical Trading Initiative base code parameters for employee health and safety, and are audited annually to ensure these standards are upheld.
  • Sustainable Practices - our partners take great lengths to conserve energy, water, and reduce textile waste. this includes using green energy sources and azo-free dyes, organic cottons, recycling waste water, and saving leftover textile scraps to be repurposed into new creations.
  • Community Empowerment - we have a longstanding partnership with Projecthrive, an initiative in Delhi which empowers women through education, training, and opportunities.
  • Free Childcare - employees benefit from free on-site childcare.

ace&jig partners must adhere to the following requirements: