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Highlights
Certifications & Partners
Sourcing Matrix
Component Supplier Benefit
YARNS
GRS Recycled Nylon FCFC / Taiwan Locally Recycled (Post-Industrial)
GRS Recycled Elastane (ROICA) Asahi Kasei / Germany Locally Recycled (Post-Industrial)
GRS Recycled Polyester FENC / Taiwan Locally Recycled (Plastic Bottles)
COMPONENTS
Seam Tape Bemis / USA Garment Longevity
Bonding Adhesives Bemis / USA Garment Longevity
Sewing Thread A&E/ Indonesia Recycled (50%)
Logo Print Ink (Silicone) PT. Videx / Indonesia Low curing temp to reduce energy
Drawcord Shimada / China Recycled
Elastic (Waistband) Shimada / China Recycled
Packaging Asia Pulp & Paper / Indonesia Recycled
FINISHES
Dyes (Knit) Huntsman / Thailand Reduced water and energy
Dyes (Woven) Huntsman / Thailand Waterless dyeing
Durable Water Repellent Huntsman / Taiwan Bio-based
Anti-Odor Archroma / USA Reduced laundering
Fabric Softener Archroma / Switzerland -
CONSTRUCTION
Fabric (Knit) Climatex / Taiwan Bluesign® & OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Fabric (Woven) Everest / Taiwan Bluesign® & OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Garment Mfg. (Cut, Sew, Bond) Yongjin / Indonesia Fair Labor Association
Environmental Footprint

Lifecycle Impact Analysis 
Consistent with our ethos of radical transparency, we engaged GreenStep, a reputable third party, to prepare an analysis of our supply chain measuring the environmental impact of our products. The results were as follows:

  • Emissions: 13.71 Kilograms CO2e
  • Water Used: 241.39 Liters
  • Waste: 0.45 Kilograms

Tenere is diligently working on developing programs to (1) primarily reduce the emissions, water usage, and waste within its supply chain and operations and (2) secondarily offset the emissions, water usage, and waste that it cannot currently avoid.

Click through to review GreenStep’s comprehensive Lifecycle Impact Analysis report.

Click through to review our Environmental Impact Reduction & Offset Strategy.

Please reach out to info@tenere.eco with any questions or comments.

Ethical Sourcing
Yongjin Garment Manufacturing Snapshot
EMPLOYEES
Sewing - 1,881 Employees
Finishing - 145 Employees
Drivers - 6 Employees
Other - 816 Employees
Total - 2,848 Employees
WAGES
Rp 3.13M - 17M
(City Min. Wage - Rp3.13M)
HEALTHCARE
All employees are covered by government healthcare programs.
(BPJS Ketenagakerjaan / BPSJ Kesehatan)
BENEFITS
- Performance Incentive
- Attendance Allowance
- Annual Medical Checkup
- Meal Allowance
- Transportation Allowance
HOURS
Monday - Thursday 7 AM - 4 PM (Break 12 PM - 1 PM)
Friday - 7 AM - 4:30 PM (Break 11:30 PM - 1 PM)
Saturday - Sunday - No Work
OVERTIME
1st Hour: 1.5x Regular Hourly Wage
2nd & 3rd Hour: 2x Regular Hourly Wage

Garment Manufacturer Policies

Below are our Garment Manufacturer's polices and their Ethical Code of Conduct.

Employment Relationship

Employer(s) shall adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.

Discrimination

No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group or ethnic origin.

Harassment and Abuse

Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Forced Labor

There shall be no use of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.

Child Labor

No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.

Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining

Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Health, Safety, and Environment

Employers shall provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employers’ facilities. Employers shall adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.

Hours of Work

Employers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours.

Employers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.


Compensation

Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.


Your Products Journey
Raw Materials

Raw Materials


How and from where we ethically source our raw materials.

Post-consumer PET bottles collected by Oriental Resources Development Ltd. / Taiwan

Post-industrial nylon manufacturing waste was collected at FCFC / Taiwan

Post-industrial elastane waste was collected at Asahi Kasei / Germany

Yarns

Yarns


Our trusted yarn partners take feedstock materials and follow environmentally responsible processes to spin them into finished yarns.

PET bottles were cleaned, mechanically recycled, and melt spun into lament yarns at FENC / Taiwan

Nylon was mechanically recycled and melt spun into filament yarns at FCFC / Taiwan

Elastane waste was melted and dry spun into recycled elastane at Asahi Kasei / Germany

rPET yarns were purchased from FENC / Taiwan

Recycled Nylon yarns were purchased from FCFC / Taiwan

Recycled Elastane yarns were purchased from Formosa Asahi / Taiwan

Yarns transported to Jin Feng / Taiwan fabric mill

Knitting

Knitting & Weaving

Our knitting and weaving partners hold the highest standards and supply the finest textiles.

Body fabric was woven at Everest / Taiwan

Liner fabric was knit at Jin Feng / Taiwan

Dyeing & Finishing

Dyeing & Finishing


Applying colorants and finishes is one of the most environmentally impactful processes in garment manufacturing. Our dyeing and finishing partners all have a proven track-records of responsible use & discharge of both chemicals and waste water.

Woven fabric dyeing & nishing was done at Everest / Taiwan

Knit fabric dyeing and finishing was done at Shun Jin / Taiwan

Fabrics transported to Yongjin / Indonesia garment factory

Garment Manufacturing

Garment Manufacturing


The garment manufacturing process is the most labor-intensive aspect of building apparel. It’s important to ensure that no individual in the supply chain is exploited. All of our cut & sew partners pass a rigorous auditing process to ensure we, as a brand, are selecting the most responsible partners. These partners share our values such as equality, fair compensation & benefits, and a safe workplace.

Fabric was laser cut, printed, sewn at Yongjin / Indonesia

Garments were transported to Tenere USA - Los Angeles and Tenere Asia - Taipei

Product End of Life

We are committed to investing resources in the development of completely circular garments. We are tracking to reach this goal by 2025. In the meantime, however, we’re in the process of setting up the following ‘end of life’ programs:

TeneRE:wear Program

In an effort to extend garment useful life, items returned in fixable condition will be refurbished and either (1) resold to the public under a TeneRewear tag or (2) donated. Further, we believe economic status should not be a barrier to wearing premium products; therefore, we sell these refurbished garments to interested consumers at a material discount.

TeneRE:pair Program

Tenere products are built to last. And, to help eliminate overconsumption, the TenereRepair program will allow consumers to send Tenere damaged or worn clothing and get them repaired for a small fee.

TeneRE:cycle Program

Based on Tenere’s commitment to reuse, TeneRecycle allows customers to return their used garments for recycling by Tenere. Because of the current yarn composition in our products, they cannot be recycled into a garment of equal or greater quality at this time. However, these items can be downcycled into something of lower quality (e.g. carpet), until our garment construction allows for recyclability.

Far from perfect. Far from finished. But one step closer.

Have a question or see something that doesn’t look right?Please contact us and we will be happy to clarify.

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