Benefit from our long-term relationships with our partners

B&C has a strong local presence in its main sourcing market. That way, we build genuine partnerships with our suppliers. This is beneficial for (y)our garments, but also for the people and our planet.

25 years of B&C experience and close ties

Less is more. That’s why B&C, since the beginning, prefers to work with a limited number of partner factories that supply our garments. We cooperate with only 11 suppliers: 8 in Bangladesh, 2 in China and 1 in Pakistan. 95% of our volume actually comes from only 4 of our partners.

This allows us to invest in close cooperation and long-term relationships. More than 80% of our volume is produced in factories that we have been working with for more than 15 years. Through our strong local presence in our sourcing markets, we have contacts with our partner factories on a daily basis.

Why we prefer long-term and respectful relationships

After all that time, we know each other inside out. We have built a genuine partnership over the years, sharing knowledge, voicing concerns (from both sides), improving on efficiency and sustainability. This is a crucial part of being a responsible buyer.

We provide our suppliers with production plans in advance and offer reasonable prices, payment and delivery terms. This prevents our partner factories from working with subcontractors or generating excessive overtime to produce all goods on time. Because we book capacity several months in advance, our suppliers can organise their factories efficiently and more sustainably.

Your guarantee to quality and sustainability

Our partners are carefully selected. Several B&C departments are involved to make sure that our suppliers deliver the quality you expect, but also that they adhere to our sustainability commitments.

  • Read more on how we select partner factories.

Thanks to a thorough analysis and prior verification of any new production locations, we are sure that all B&C requirements are met before we place our first order. We consolidate our relationships of trust and ensure that their codes of conduct are aligned with our own corporate social responsibility commitments.

Our suppliers all sign and apply the B&C Code of Conduct that details labour standards, health and safety, anti-corruption, environmental standards, animal welfare, enforcement & compliance commitments. Our Code of Conduct is based on the principles and philosophy of the United Nations Global Compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It also includes all the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and follows the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct.

This way you can rest assured that our supply chain excels in good practices regarding employment, social rights, environmental protection and faire business practices.