Short transport routes, transparency and proximity to suppliers: Europe is at the heart of wool production at ORTOVOX. Well over half the textile products made with sheep’s wool are produced in Europe. This proximity allows us to ensure quality in the long term as it makes it easier for us to coordinate with our producers and gives us the advantage of greater flexibility.There are numerous other reasons to manufacture products in the EU, including the high level of specialization when it comes to producing complex materials, as well as certain advantages from a business perspective, such as lower exchange rate fluctuations. Generally speaking, it is important for ORTOVOX to choose the right partners – both in Europe and in our second production line in Asia. The working conditions in these locations are monitored and improved at local level, as this is really the only way to resolve any potential issues.
We are also set to intensify our production activities in Europe in the future. Maintaining close proximity to our 30 suppliers is the right way to ensure we will continue to be able to offer our high-quality products in the long term.
When choosing the factories of today and tomorrow, ORTOVOX uses the Fair Wear Foundation guidelines as a basis, and works exclusively with companies that share the company’s ethical and moral principles and advocate appropriate working conditions. The continual improvement of these working conditions is an on-going process. ORTOVOX is determined to follow this path so that it can continue to offer its products with a clear conscience!