Product Production Standards

In order to fulfill a core component of our commitment to social responsibility, we have set a strict set of production standards for the products that we provide to our customers: All of our products must be made by workers that are paid a Fair Wage, in Proper Working Conditions & in the Absence of Child Labor! The following clearly describes how we define each of these pillars.
 

The definition of Fair Wage that Pangea Exchange uses is: a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living, and is within all national wage regulations (such as; the minimum wage, payment of wages, overtime payments, provision of paid holidays and social insurance payments).

Sources: The Society for Human Resource Management & The Fair Wage Network (read more)

 

The definition of Proper Working Conditions that Pangea Exchange uses is: fair, legal and non-excessive; working time (hours of work, rest periods, and work schedules), remuneration, physical conditions and mental demands that exist in the workplace.

Pangea Exchange also includes the following in our definition of Proper Working Conditions; having appropriate safety precautions, compliance with all applicable fire code(s), compliance with all applicable building code(s) and appropriate storage and supervision of potentially hazardous materials and machinery.

Sources: The International Labour Organization & The Society for Human Resource Management (read more)

 

The definition of Child Labor that Pangea Exchange uses is: work that in any way deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and/or is harmful to physical and mental development.

Sources: The International Labour Organization (read more)

 

To ensure that the products we list are truly responsibly made, we require the founder or a senior leader of each artisan group to provide us with a letter that speaks to their organizations commitment to the above. Furthermore, we ask that the letter elaborates on the groups intended long-term commitment to ethical and responsible fashion.

 

If you have any feedback, questions, or comments regarding Pangea Exchange’s Product Production Standards, or our verification process, please feel free to reach out, and WE WILL get back to you ASAP!