We believe in radical transparency and an ethical supply chain. Below, we share some detail on all of the suppliers and organizations that we partner with and learn from.
Certifications & Standards
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme includes a collaboration of twenty-two signatory brands, eighteen value chain affiliates, and eight associates that are working to eliminate the use (and discharge) of hazardous chemicals in production. Their four focus areas are their Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) & Conformance Guidance, Wastewater Quality, Audit Protocol and Research. ZDHC's vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Our commitment to ZDHC MSRL compliance is a positive step towards eliminating hazardous substances from the production process.
The goal of bluesign®️ is to prevent harmful substances from entering the production cycle. bluesign®️ system partners eliminate these chemistries from the beginning of the manufacturing process and adhere to standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production process. This not only ensures that the final textile product not only meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also provides confidence that the product was made responsibly. All fabrics and chemistries in Tenere garments are bluesign®️ approved.
Supply Chain Partners
Colorants, Finishes, & Inks
|PT. Videx Indonesia||Silicone Inks||
PT. Videx Indonesia produces and supplies ink products made with silicone.
|Recycled Elastane Yarns||
Asahi Kasei’s polymer science team created a recycled spandex fiber made from post industrial waste. The yarns are branded as Roica and have Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex and GRS certifications.
|Recycled Polyester Yarns||
Based in Taiwan, Shinkong aligns well with Tenere’s mission, as all recycled bottles that they purchase are from DA.AI Technology, who donates 100% of their proceeds to charity (the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation). Furthermore, Shinkong’s recycled yarns all contain digital tracers to ensure authenticity. In addition to having a responsible feedstock for their recycled yarns, each is also GRS and Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certified.
Our team has worked with Climatex on innovative knit fabrics for many years. Climatex supports Tenere’s knit development in Taiwan and China to help ensure our knit fabrics are held to the highest standard. Climatex along with all other mills making our fabrics have Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certifications, are bluesign®️ system partners, and follow ZDHC MSRL guidelines.
Components & Trims
American & Efird (A&E) has been in the textile business for more than 125 years, surviving depressions, technological upheavals, and numerous other challenges to remain one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles. A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles with worldwide operations in the United States, Mexico, and China.
As global pioneers of recycled-to-recycled products, DA.AI Technology has dedicated itself to helping resolve global environmental crises through both innovative and compassionate means since its founding on December 10th, 2008. The day that five forward-thinking entrepreneurs with ties to the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation met was the day a tremendous change for the good was brought forth in the world and DA.AI was created. DA.AI follows Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s teachings that humans should “coexist with the Earth,” and, therefore, they do so by using recycled PET bottles as raw material to manufacture our recycled eco-products. This activates a new life cycle for the PET bottles without increasing the total PET volume, and reduces the consumption of natural resources. Adhering to and upholding the humanitarian principles which serve as its very foundation, 100% of our net proceeds are donated to charity (the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation)