Our Global Supply Partners

At BlackMilk, we are always looking for ways to enhance our customer experience. So we can extend our range to include new products that you, our customers, have told us you would love to see, we work with a number of global partners who are technical experts. This means we can be sure that the products we are offering you, are high quality and made by specialists in that area.

We are committed to ethical sourcing and work practices – whether it be at BMHQ or with one of our global production partners. We only work with partners that share our commitment and request all our suppliers to sign a Supplier Code of Conduct agreement which outlines standards that must be met, protecting workers’ rights.

Also, a number of our partners are BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) approved. This program sets out values and principles aiming at the highest labour protection drawing on important international labour standards such as the International Labour Organisation conventions and declarations and the United Nations guiding principles on business and human rights. This ensures workers’ rights are protected through a number of audited criteria:

  • The rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • No discrimination
  • Decent working hours
  • No child labour
  • Fair remuneration
  • No bonded labour
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Special protection for young workers
  • Ethical business behaviour
  • No precarious employment
  • Protection for the environment

Although we like to be as transparent as possible with our customers, due to the smaller nature of our business, publicly providing names of our partners would allow for potential imitation of our products. Whilst they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we are confident in our supplier’s commitment to ethical manufacturing, we need to protect our intellectual property – it’s what sets us apart, particularly from mass competitors.

Our Activewear Partner

Like all of our outerwear and sleepwear, our activewear prints are designed by our talented Design team right here at BMHQ. Our Product Development team develop all the patterns and fit right here as well. We have worked closely with our supply partner to ensure that it’s all produced specifically to suit the actual purpose of activewear.

Basically, because activewear has a specific use and must be functional, breathable and fit for purpose, we have worked with an activewear manufacturer in southwest China to produce our latest ranges. This partnership has allowed us to create garments using activewear technology that has resulted in updated structure, features and benefits, and given us the option to be more creative with our designs and patterns.

Like all our suppliers, our activewear partner was selected not only for their expertise in producing technical activewear, but also for their shared commitment to ethical manufacturing and the protection of workers’ rights through their participation in the BSCI.

Our Sleepwear Partner

Our sleepwear is designed right here at BMHQ by our talented design team, so it has the same unique BlackMilk signature as our outerwear. Our Product Development team develop all patterns and specifications and work closely with our supply partner to ensure that the garments are produced to our BM specs resulting in consistent fit and quality.

Our Sleepwear partner, located in Northern China, has been producing sleepwear for over 15 years. They specialise in the production of quality sleepwear for the world’s leading retailers including high end speciality Australian and international retailers and are also accredited to manufacture sleepwear for leading global licences.

They are BSCI participants, committing to ethical manufacturing and the protection of workers’ rights; OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified to ensure that all chemical usage is in full compliance with the requirements of International Environment Protection and are also a member of SEDEX. In addition, all fabrics and trims are sourced from socially compliant companies that share their commitment to quality.

To make sure our BM sleepwear is comfortable and suitable for sleeping, we use high-quality soft, breathable Cotton Elastane and Viscose fabrics in our sleep garments.

Printing our unique BM designs onto these materials requires specialised digital printers. These are very different to the types of printers we use here at BMHQ to sublimate (print) onto our synthetic fabrics that most of our outerwear is made from. Our sleepwear partner is renowned for their digital printing machinery, which is one of the best quality fabric printers available globally, ensuring our sleepwear prints are vibrant and high quality.

Our team visited the factory to see this impressive technology in action and meet the team making your clothes.

China Supply

All our products, wherever they are manufactured, must meet our high quality standards, with each sleepwear garment put through rigorous quality testing before leaving our partner supplier. The garments also go through a second quality check when they arrive at BMHQ, like any other BM product.

Our Supplier holds the following certifications/memberships:

Our Underwear Partner

We use a local agent to source our underwear, who are technical experts in underwear design and manufacturing, supplying underwear for not only Australian premium Department Stores, but also International premium Department Stores.

We have specifically chosen to work with them not only for their expertise and innovation, but also their shared commitment to sustainable and ethical manufacturing. Their manufacturing partner is located in China and is a member of the BSCI.

Leaders in underwear production, our supplier manufacturing uses specialty underwear machinery, precision laser-cut technology and high-elastane fabrics to create high-quality no-show underwear.

Like all of our products, our Underwear goes through a rigorous quality control process before it is delivered to customers.

Our Supplier holds the following certifications/memberships:

Our Hosiery and Bodysuit Partner

Our Hosiery and Bodysuit Partner is located in Italy and specialise in warp-knitted seamless apparel using state-of-the-art knitting technology. They participate in Intertek Social Audits that review working conditions to ensure workers’ rights are protected and are OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified.

As is standard, all products are rigorously tested in line with BlackMilk’s quality charter.

Our Supplier holds the following certifications/memberships:

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