Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is an accreditation body working collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) companies to ensure their Australian supply chains are transparent and legally compliant.
The ECA voluntary accreditation program offers practical and affordable assistance to Australian businesses that are manufacturing locally. It ensures that their Australian supply chains are fully transparent and legally compliant.
The ECA program maps a company’s Australian supply chain throughout the entire cut, make and trim process, including all value adding processes. This is done via annual third-party compliance audits conducted by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA). By encouraging companies to view supply chain management as an integral part of business, ECA protects the rights of both local factory-based workers and outworkers.
Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation provides many benefits for businesses, including supply chain traceability and risk management.
Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation is a voluntary program designed to help businesses that are manufacturing in Australia navigate their legal obligations.
By supporting ECA accredited brands, you are strengthening local industry and protecting the lives of Australian workers. These brands offer high quality products and are committed to ensuring their onshore production is both transparent and ethical.
ECA’s accredited brands offer a range of products including footwear, fashion, swimwear, schoolwear, underwear, and uniforms.
Browse ECA accredited products and local manufacturers below.
Ethical Clothing Australia has developed resources and training tools to assist businesses to understand and navigate their legal obligations when manufacturing textiles, clothing and footwear in Australia.
Being ECA accredited can be viewed favourably in terms of risk management by those responsible for clothing and footwear procurement in government, as it demonstrates that your business has a legally compliant local supply chain. Contact us for more information.
Ethical Clothing Australia encourages schools and universities to explore labour rights and ethical production as part of their curriculum. We also encourage educational institutes to consider the ethical sourcing of uniforms, and are able to assist with finding local schoolwear manufacturers. Get in touch if you would like to discuss further.
ECA acknowledges that supply chains can be complex so works collaboratively with Australian businesses to ensure legal obligations are met throughout their local supply chains.