Meet our Manufacturer Bella Canvas

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Meet our Manufacturer Bella Canvas


At BELLA+CANVAS, we proudly announced when, in October 2019, our company joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a collaborative organisation of socially responsible companies, universities, and civil society organisations, dedicated to protecting workers' rights around the world. This was a big step for all of us together, both at BELLA+CANVAS and among all our business partners. Joining the FLA means that we commit to upholding its workplace standards and implementing its principles of responsible purchasing and production as we work toward attaining FLA accreditation, a recognition of companies which demonstrate that best practices are critical to their business success.

 To get there, we have been rolling out new policies and procedures, strengthening our management systems, hiring experienced social compliance professionals, conducting training internally and for manufacturing partners, and submitting ourselves and our suppliers to social compliance audits that ensure we are maintaining highest standards for social responsibility throughout our operations. As a first step in this process, we adopted a new Workplace Code of Conduct in our owned facilities and required the same at any factory manufacturing BELLA+CANVAS products. To help our own factory staff and our partners adopt and implement the new Code, we developed a Social Compliance Manual , which clearly explains our expectations and processes.

Since our founding over 25 years ago, BELLA+CANVAS has always embraced social responsibility in how we conduct our business. Starting in 2017, our facilities have been WRAP-certified, and we have sourced only from WRAP-certified factories. Our FLA affiliation is testament to our ongoing priority for respecting human rights and maintaining high labor standards throughout our supply chain.


 At BELLA+CANVAS, responsibility means conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner, supporting human rights, and engaging, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures with which we work. As long-time supporters of ethical working conditions, our workplace standards exceed those required by both the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP).


As a Fair Labor Association affiliate, BELLA+CANVAS commits to FLA standards and only works with suppliers who share this commitment. FLA is responsible for improving the lives of millions of workers around the world.

 All of the factories in our supply chain are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified. WRAP is a globally recognised, independent 3rd party certifying body whose mission is to promote ethical, humane and lawful working conditions.


Sweatshop Free Manufacturing

Our Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Labor abuse continues to exist today. Some facilities have unsafe working conditions and extended hours, many even have inadequate pay scales. Inhumane practices within the fashion industry still exist and need to be stopped. We are committed to the fair treatment of workers throughout our entire supply chain.


In 2020, BELLA+CANVAS signed the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Fair Labor Association's Commitment to Responsible Recruitment to address these issues.

We are working with our global supply chain partners to create conditions so that:

  • No worker pays for their job.

  • Workers retain control of their travel documents and have full freedom of movement.

  • Every worker knows the basic terms of their employment before leaving home.

We certify that none of our cotton is sourced from China's Xinjiang Region, where there is evidence of the use of prison labor and situations of forced labor.



We dye all of our fabric in Los Angeles and abide by some of the strictest EPA regulations in the world. The dyes we use are environmentally friendly and Blue Sign approved. By using ultra-efficient dye machines, we use 7x less water than the average clothing manufacturer, saving 24 million gallons a week. Any water we do use goes through a filtration system that ensures no chemicals or dyes end up in our natural water systems.



We are a green company through and through - taking every opportunity we can to reduce our co2 emissions. If you take a quick tour around our headquarters you'll find we use motion-sensor LED lighting and skylights throughout each building, and electric car charging stations to encourage employees to go green.



Our manufacturing facilities and LA Headquarters produce almost no landfill because we recycle pretty much everything that can't be turned into a tee. We've optimized our cutting to reduce plastic use, and excess fabric is recycled into a number of things like baby bibs or stuffing for upholstery. Let nothing go to waste! In 2021 or early in 2022 we will be building multi megawatt solar farms in Nicaragua and Honduras, helping these countries move from dirty fossil fuels to renewable energy.



We recycle fabric, plastic, cardboard and everything else we use in manufacturing.