You can have confidence in how we source products because every supplier is “indiCo-Approved.” From comprehensive reviews to personally visiting factories, our Global Sourcing Team ensures that suppliers meet or exceed indiCo standards and requirements.
We consider multiple factors when verifying our international partner factories. We seek out manufacturers that are family-owned and operated, not state-operated, when possible. We want to find companies that understand our business and want to have a long-lasting relationship with us. We also follow the guidelines and code of conduct provided by the Fair Labor Association.
indiCo is registered with the Fair Labor Association as a Category C affiliate and is committed to upholding the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct in facilities producing its collegiate products. To learn more, visit www.fairlabor.org/affiliates/collegiate-licensees.
In addition to exceeding supplier requirements, indiCo also evaluates its product lines to ensure compliance with industry standards, including warning and labeling requirements. California Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”), for instance, is a warning label law that applies to all products offered for sale in CA (including products shipped to another state and later re-shipped to CA). If a product contains a chemical in excess of the Prop 65 limit, the product can still be sold in California provided a Prop 65 warning is attached to the product when it enters California.
indiCo expects all of its suppliers to comply with the applicable labor and environmental laws and regulations of the country where the merchandise is produced. We seek to utilize suppliers and factories who strive to achieve these standards and demonstrate a continuing commitment to the protection and improvement of workers’ rights, safety and the environment.
Similar to working with partner factories overseas, we explore sourcing opportunities with domestic suppliers as well. All suppliers must submit documentation that fulfills the standards described above, including a full company profile, code of conduct documentation and/or factory disclosures.
indiCo recognizes the important role our suppliers play in achieving our goal of being the independent store’s choice for general merchandise needs. We believe building strong supplier relationships allows us to ensure customer expectations and/or requirements are met for the success of our suppliers, our company and our stores.