Eco-friendly practices are at the core of the Billi London brand. This means that we carefully consider the impact that our decisions have on our workers, customers, suppliers, communities, and the environment.
It has always been a non-negotiable for us to find manufacturers that share our brand's aim of leaving a beneficial footprint on human society and the planet.
We are proud to call our suppliers and manufacturer partners and we work hand in hand with them to create better pantyhose for you, and the planet.
We are working towards eliminating the concept of waste by implementing waste management solutions, minimising or avoiding the use of chemical products and focusing on low energy and water consumption practices.
You can learn more about our brand's approach to biodegradability here and waste management in the sustainable hosiery sector here.
Ethics is another fundamental aspect of our approach. We believe that to be sustainable is also to really care about social impact, and about working conditions for all.
All of our partners in Italy (manufacturer as well as yarn suppliers) meet ethical and environmental requirements. Our manufacturer’s SMETA audit, as well as regular visits, help us to ensure good working conditions for everyone.
SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the most widely used social audit in the world. This process compiles ethical auditing techniques’ best practices. SMETA’s assessing criteria are based on the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) code and local legislation.
In order to encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, SMETA is a 4-pillar audit:
1. Health and safety
2. Labour standards
3. Environment (optional)
4. Business ethics (optional)