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Our factory

THAI EXPORTS, INDIA

THAI EXPORTS
2/232 SEVENTHAMPALAYAM,
TIRUPUR -641608
INDIA

Our Factory

Thai Exports clothing company is a manufacturer of a wide range of knitted garments. It was established in 1993, and is strategically located in the city of Tirupur, which is known as the knitwear capital of India. Originally the name of the company was Thai International, but it was later renamed as Thai Exports. Thai Exports also has its own factories for dyeing and printing, employing altogether approximately one hundred people.

We, the founders of Mainio, have a long-term relationship with Thai Exports. We have collaborated with the company for almost 15 years now and visited the facilities several times. It is a pleasure to work with a trustworthy manufacturer that we know very well. Along with environmental aspects, health and safety issues have always been one of the top priorities of Thai Exports. Most importantly, these matters are taken care of at their own request, not because of external pressure.

Thai Exports invests strongly in environmental issues. It has an exceptionally wide and inclusive water purification system, which they have developed for several years. They recycle their effluent and re-use it in the textile processing. For us, this is of great importance, bearing in mind that it is very common in economically weak countries to release effluent straight into nature.

All organic cotton used in Mainio products comes from the mill that has GOTS -certification. K.P.R Mill Limited can be found from the GOTS public database by entering the code 813476 in the free text field. Dyeing and printing are made with the GOTS-certified dyes and chemicals, and the sewing thread is also certified. This means that Mainio products do not contain any hazardous residual substances.

Thai Exports has obtained ISO 9001:2008 and SA8000 certificates for quality and social compliance. ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and it helps to ensure that customers get consistently good quality products and services. SA8000 is a social standard which advances the human rights of the workers. Please find the certificate here.

"We are very keen on our worker´s health and safety", says Nallasivam Subbarayan, the CEO of Thai exports. This is apparent in everyday working life. Thai Exports provides neat and clean working facilities, as well as clean drinking water and hygienic washing rooms for the workers. Training for emergency situations in the factory is carried out on a regular basis. They favour long-time employees who live nearby so that working days will not last too long. They also organize skill improvement training for the workers’ children.

Organic
Cotton

Organic cotton is farmed without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It does not come from genetically modified crops and farming is adapted to nature. When dyeing and producing organic products, they are kept apart from non-organic materials. All organic cotton that is used in Mainio products comes from the mill that has GOTS-certification.

GOTS means Global Organic Textile Standard and it's a textile processing standard that requires rigid environmental criteria. Social Inspection Audits are made regularly in order to verify that environmental and social requirements of GOTS-certification are met.

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SA8000
Certification

SA8000 is a social standard which advances the human rights of workers around the world. SA8000 is established by SAI (Social Accountability International), which is a non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization. SA8000´s focus is on nine core elements: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, discipline practices, working hours, compensation and management systems. External auditors will inspect working conditions regularly.

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Environment
Protection


Thai Exports invests strongly in environmental issues. It has an exceptionally wide and inclusive water purification system, which they have developed for several years.