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Our suppliers are businesses that reflect our own core values of care, trust and continual improvement. We have long term relationships with our partners, some spanning more than a decade, and we take our responsibility seriously.

We believe that each of our colleagues is entitled to a fair wage in a safe environment. Each factory undergoes an annual rigorous check to UK standards which includes structural surveys of buildings. Our QC staff are based in Asia, they report into our off shore Director based in Asia. The whole team is highly responsible for rigorous standards.

Our Quality

Rowlinson tests with AQL system and conforms to British Safety Standards.

All our garments are tested to a rigorous testing process through an AQL Statistical Quality Control System.This process ensures that we capture all the relevant aspects of both the fabric, and the garment manufacture. We capture detail such as aesthetic appearance, dimensional stability, colour continuity and the precise measurements to specifications. All our products are fully checked to make sure that they do not contain harmful chemicals and substances.

We also adhere to strict Health and Safety Standards; all our accessories, including buttons, cords and zippers conform to BS compliance and we implement metal detection and needle
policy to make sure that broken needles are removed from garments.

Our QC department is based off shore so that they have continual contact with our suppliers and are on hand to check every detail.

We care deeply about all who work in our factories around the world to produce our garments, and we believe that each is entitled to a fair wage in a safe environment. Each factory undergoes rigorous annual checks and concerns that are raised are dealt with immediately.

We operate an environmental policy and are constantly striving to reduce the impact that we have on the world in which we live.

Our warehouses

The secret to quick service in seasonal businesses is to carry
massive stocks all through the year. Having learnt this lesson fully
we are continually updating our warehouses.
We carry most of our garments in Stockport, following heavy investment in our 75,000 square foot warehouse. Everything is state of the art with computer-assisted picking for accuracy. We can pick at a moment's notice so that we meet customers’ needs quickly.

We also have satellite warehouses in Totex and New Horizon which feed Stockport as we call-off stock. It is our policy to build huge quantities of garments all year around so that we can
offer a 24-hour stock service on plain garments to our customers. At any one time, we try to have the entire range available for call-off so the warehouse is full twelve months a year.

But efficiency doesn’t stop at the warehouse, when a customer orders before 5pm, we pick the garments and despatch for delivery the following day. Plain from stock is a 24-hour turn around even at the busiest times.


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