As a fashion brand that produces predominantly offshore, social & ethical compliance from out manufacturers is of the utmost importance. We recognise the importance of transparency in our supply chain.
At Nique, we take pride in the strong relationships that we have built with our suppliers and are committed to minimise the social, environmental and ethical impacts of our supply chain. We aim to build lasting relationships with suppliers and recognise that our responsibility extends to through to their employees and suppliers. We expect our suppliers to treat workers fairly, with integrity and with respect for their basic rights and well being.
Nique prohibits the use of forced labour in the manufacturing and sourcing of all goods and materials. Nique will not be affiliated or have relationships with any clothing manufacturers, factories or facilities which employ forced and/or child labour.
The Nique Code of Conduct sets out our policy on supply chain labour and environmental standards and is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative, Australian Modern Slavery Act (2018) and the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation.
We believe all workers must be treated with dignity, respect, fairness and that the environment must not be harmed in the manufacturing of our products.
Nique is committed to ensuring both employee and consumer safety in all aspects of its supply chain, which includes dangerous materials and restricted substances.
Uzbek Cotton Pledge
Nique is a signatory to the Uzbek Cotton Pledge and prohibits the use of cotton grown in Uzbekistan to be used in our products.
As a signatory to this pledge, we stated our firm opposition to the use of child and adult forced labor in the harvest of Uzbek cotton.
We prohibit the use of Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of child and adult forced labor in its cotton sector.
In 2021, The Uzbek Forum for Human Rights found that systematic, state imposed forced labour is no longer used in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest. Whilst instances of forced labour were still identified, The Forum believes that the elimination of state imposed forced labour is a big accomplishment. The Forum recommends that brands assess whether sourcing from Uzbek cotton meets their human and labour rights commitments.
Whilst Nique currently intends to continue not using Uzbek cotton, we will keep in mind the information and recommendations provided by The Forum.
Forced Labour in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)
Nique prohibits the sourcing of all goods and materials from XUAR.
We prohibit the use of forced labour within XUAR for the manufacturing of any of our products, condemning the use of Uyghur workers outside Xinjiang through labour transfer programs.
Forced & Child Labour in Turkey
Nique prohibits the use of forced labour of Syrian refugees in the manufacturing and sourcing of all goods and materials.
Nique prohibits the use of Syrian refugees who are being exploited and working under the minimum age requirements in the manufacturing and sourcing of all goods and materials.
Nique will not be affiliated or have relationships with any clothing manufacturers, factories or facilities within Turkey which employ forced and/or child labour.
Discrimination in the Workplace
Our discrimination policy protects workers from both direct and indirect discrimination within the workplace, to ensure all workers have an equality of treatment.
Nique's Gender Equality policy outlines equal opportunities as a minimum, for both men and women, that are to be provided in all aspects of training, and both personal and professional development. Nique believes that gender equality is essential for improving the wellbeing of all.