81% percent of Voglia’s production is in our own factories in Estonia. They locate in Viljandi and Võru. We visit them several times a year to monitor quality and working conditions. We follow Estonian laws of social responsibility and work safety plus check them with for example our monthly reporting system. We direct and track our production and logistics online in Finland aka via web in our hometown Lammi. Quality management is also instructed by our Finnish squad and we are daily in touch with the local site management.
Part of our products require special know-how and machinery, which our Estonian mills can’t serve and provide, so 19% of our selection comes from other countries: 9% from Turkey, 6% from China, 2% from India, 1% from Sri Lanka and 1% from Finland. For instance some of our jeans are manufactured in Turkish mills as they are truly top class forerunners in innovation and sustainability. Besides it’s logistically ecological to sew those garments where they are finished.
Because we are partly dependent on other companies and suppliers, our aim is to continually examine their reliability. In Estonia it’s easy to stay up to date with ethical matters as those factories are our own. We are also working tightly together with our outside manufacturers and visiting them yearly. We monitor our affiliates and have plenty of information, but we still have a long way to go in fundamentally verifying their liability. For Voglia sustainability work is a long-term process and investment, in which we want to challenge ourselves to progress. The work continues and we keep questioning our proceedings for persistent development.