At Chieftain Fabrics, we are especially aware of our responsibility towards our environment and our employees. We want to give back to our world just as it gives to us.
We at Chieftain Fabrics endeavour to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
With regard to compliance, Chieftain Fabrics will;
Respect the Law
Honour its internal policies
Ensure that all business operations are legitimate
Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent
We’ll always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights.
We’ll promote safety in the workplace.
Our employees wear protective wear and observe strict health and safety rules at all times.
Our machinery is regularly inspected and certified to ensure our factories and warehouses are safe places to work.
We respect and promote equal opportunities.
We do not tolerate human trafficking or slavery in any form.
We respect our customers and endeavour to provide them with the product and service they deserve.
Protecting the Environment
We have a strong recycling policy in our offices and warehouses. All of our packaging is recycled or reused. We print as little as possible and send all invoices digitally. Dry paper waste is recycled on a daily basis.
Our vinyl is packaged around recycled cardboard cores sourced from FSC approved mills in the UK and Spain.
The woodchip that goes into making our pallets is also ethically sourced from FSC certified sources in Poland. Our vinyl is then carefully wrapped in recycled polythene sheeting which then ensures that the vinyl is protected.
All of our packaging is recycled and our wooden pallets are reused in order to decrease waste and ensure that every element of our packaging is put to its best use.
All our raw materials originate from renowned suppliers and comply with all applicable European legislations, notably REACH regulations. Raw material stocks are kept to a minimum in our production facilities. This is to ensure that the likelihood of soil, air and water contamination are kept to a minimum.
At Chieftain Fabrics, we are concerned with the long-term impact of our production on the environment. We are constantly aiming to improve the recipe of our products to ensure that all the ingredients are of the highest quality and as sustainable as possible.
Our backing cloth is made from a mix of organic cotton and recycled polyester thread (rPES). Organic cotton is grown using no chemical pesticides or fertilisers and has a much smaller impact on the environment than conventional cotton. (12 MJ of embodied energy per kg of fibre vs. 55 MJ )
Recycled polyester is made from 100% post-consumer polyester recycled plastic bottles (rPET).
It is considered a green option in textiles today because the energy needed to make the rPET is less than what is needed to make the virgin polyester in the first place AND we’re keeping plastic bottles out of landfills. Various studies agree that it takes from 33% to 53% less energy to produce recycled polyester.