OUR PRINCIPLES

MADE WITH CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONSCIENCE

Assuming responsibility for the entire production chain of our textiles comes naturally to us. The foundation for this lies in mature, long-term relationships with a small circle of partners who have signed up to the BSCI Code of Conduct and produce their goods in a fair and socially responsible manner.

Good products reflect the skill, love and time that people put into producing them. This is why Hakro quality is inextricably linked with the quality of life of each individual colleague who has a part in producing our garments.

Carmen Kroll, CEO HAKRO GmbH

RELIABLE PARTNERSHIPS

We maintain long-term relationships with our production partners. This is a win-win situation for both sides. As a reliable, long-term purchaser, we help to bring tangible improvements to local working conditions.

WE USE OUR INFLUENCE TO ENSURE FAIR AND SAFE PRODUCTION CONDITIONS.

For us, reliability and fairness also mean that, in the countries where our clothes are produced, we take steps to ensure that salaries are higher than the minimum wage and that voluntary social provisions are guaranteed, such as free medical care or transport to and from work.

SCHROZBERG, GERMANY

The home of HAKRO. All of our products are designed, developed and tested in Schrozberg. Goods are dispatched to customers all over Europe from here. In our never-out-of-stock warehouse we have over five million garments ready for dispatch at any time.

51%

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Good working conditions, maximum production quality and relatively short transport distances make Turkey the production location of choice. Our HAKRO Turkey procurement office coordinates and oversees production on-site.

34%

DHAKA, BANGLADESH

One third of HAKRO basics are produced in Bangladesh. We work with a long-standing partner who produces goods for HAKRO under fair, safe and responsible conditions.

9%

VIENTIANE, LAOS

In this less industrialised country we have found responsible cooperation partners who have built up exemplary operations. This is where HAKRO's shirts and functional clothing is produced.

6%

DONGGUAN, CHINA

Our high-quality knitwear and jackets are made in Dongguan, in close agreement with selected producers who meet HAKRO standards and in whom we have placed our trust for many years.

OUR MOST IMPORTANT LOCATION: TURKEY

We have been producing high-quality textiles in Turkey for over 25 years. Over 50% of our overall production is manufactured on the European side of the Bosphorus by our partner near Istanbul.

Since 1982

Turkish producers have been supplying us with garments. Our local procurement office inspects production and working conditions.

CREATING TOGETHER

Loyalty to one single production partner over many decades is a natural choice for us. Continuity ensures quality. 80% of our colleagues at the Istanbul factory have been employed by the company for 5 to 12 years. Each one is an expert in his or her field. Garments are sewn at modern, air-conditioned workstations. The voluntary social provisions offered by our partner include a shuttle bus service and free lunch every day in the factory's canteen.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PRODUCE CLOTHING IN BANGLADESH WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE?

Yes, it is! We have been doing it since 1999 and have found a production partner who works in accordance with our values and principles. As a textile company, it is particularly important to lead by example in Bangladesh. We take our responsibility very seriously and contribute towards the development of the country and the improvement of the living conditions of many people.

AUDITED BY THE BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE (BSCI)

The working and social conditions set by our longstanding production partners meet high standards and are also audited by the independent auditors at the BSCI. There are modern workstations, payment above the minimum wage, voluntary social provisions and regulated work and break times.

20% of all employees

of our partner factory in Dhaka are trained as fire fighters or first aiders.

SAFETY FIRST

One in every five colleagues at our partner company in Dhaka has received specialist training in fire safety or first aid. An external company with experienced specialists has been tasked with training the workforce. The factory premises meet the latest requirements in terms of fire and building safety. There are regular emergency drills including the evacuation of the entire building. All areas of the premises are equipped with fire safety apparatus and first aid boxes which are regularly inspected, maintained and replenished.

A REAL PLUS FOR ALL COLLEAGUES: HAKRO CARES

We want to give the people in our partner factories more than just a secure job. The initiative HAKRO CARES grew out of this desire. It is both a motto and a promise. HAKRO CARES finances voluntary social provisions of our production partners for their employees, such as food donations during the Muslim sacrifice festival of Eid-al-Adha, or vaccinations, as well as regular medical consultation.

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