Let's start with our commitment

At Dotti, we think fashion should make you feel good, and that includes feeling confident about each piece being made responsibly. We acknowledge that sustainable and ethical operations drive positive change – not just for our customers or our own teams, but also for our suppliers and their teams.

We align to international standards of ethical sourcing to make sure we source our clothing responsibly. ‘Ethical Sourcing' involves assessing, addressing and respecting the human rights of all workers in our supply chain. Everyone has the right to work and live in freedom from exploitative practices. As our supply chain evolves, we adapt our governance practices to meet new challenges and any changing conditions.

We are dedicated to continuous improvement and actively engage with our teams, suppliers, government and non-government bodies to effectively identify and address risks of unethical practices. All of our commitments are underpinned by our values and commitment to make meaningful and lasting change.

Let's move towards more responsible products

We are committed to the highest standards of ethical & responsible sourcing and are proud to be taking steps to become more sustainable in our product offering...

Better Cotton

Better Cotton

Dotti partner with Better Cotton to improve cotton farming globally.

Better Cotton's mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. Better Cotton trains farmers to use water efficiently, care for soil health and natural habitats, reduce use of the most harmful chemicals and respect workers' rights and wellbeing.

Better Cotton is sourced via a chain of custody model called “mass balance”. This means that Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products, however, Better Cotton Farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes to those we ‘source'.

The Just Group is committed to sourcing at least 25% of our cotton as Better Cotton by 2025.

For more information see here.

Sustainable Viscose

Responsible Viscose

We have a selection of styles which contain LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose.

Wood and pulp derived from responsibly managed forests is used to produce LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose fibres. These feel good fibres use up to 50% lower water impact compared to generic viscose, giving you confidence that your fashion choices are environmentally responsible.

Thanks to these eco-responsible production practices, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ creates a cleaner environment for all.

For more information, see here.

Recycled Polyester

Recycled polyester is used in a selection of our garments using existing materials in the supply chain to help create this new fabric. With a lower reliance on resources such as water and energy, this fabric leaves a smaller impact on our environment.

In addition to our move towards more responsible products, we also engage with the following organisations:

  • We are a member of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, working on worker health and safety initiatives with our industry participants, including our supply chain workers.
  • We've signed the Pledge Against Child and Adult Forced Labour.
  • Since 2011 we have prohibited the harmful practice of ‘sandblasting' denim.
  • We are against animal cruelty and won't source anything made from rabbit angora and other rabbit hair & fur, as well as any feathers in our products.
Let's do it the right way
Let's do it the right way

Protecting and Improving Living and Working Conditions

We recognise the social and environmental impacts that our purchasing decisions have, and share our Dotti Squad's full interest in understanding where our products are made, and that they are sourced responsibly and ethically.

Policies are just one part of our work in safeguarding human rights in our supply chain – as policies alone cannot sufficiently reduce the risks vulnerable workers may face in the countries we source our products from.

Therefore, our Ethical Sourcing Program has a range of measures and procedures to support existing international human rights standards and local laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Sourcing Responsibly and Ethically - Actions & Due Diligence

Our sourcing model and policies enable us to make responsible sourcing decisions and ensure that any risks are identified, managed and mitigated within our framework.

This includes:

  • Our work with our global audit and compliance partner ELEVATE – who are a global market leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), sustainability and supply chain services.
  • Annual 3rd party audits for all factories (Elevate Responsible Sourcing Assessments or other approved audit types)
  • Remediation and Corrective Action Plan Management – to close out any issues in audits
  • Production Verification Assessments – to ensure product is only made in approved factories
  • Anonymous Worker Sentiment Surveys – to understand the experience of workers

In addition, we are a supporter brand member of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors. This increases the professionalism and integrity of the people and organisations that conduct social compliance audits in the countries we source from.

Our work provides us with data driven information into our factory partners. With transparency and integrity being key values of our program, we continue to develop the necessary training and remediation programs to address any issues that are identified.

Just Group Policies

The Supplier Ethical Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct) has been written using the key human rights principles from International Labour Organization (ILO) core standards and The United Nation's Guiding Principles on Human Rights (UNGPs).

All suppliers must sign our supply Terms and Conditions, of which the Code of Conduct is part, before they can work with us.

The Code of Conduct is reviewed annually to ensure we are proactively addressing human rights issues or legislative changes that need to be updated in our policies.

Living Wage for Workers

A Living Wage will provide workers in the supply chain with compensation for a regular working week that meets their basic needs as well as a level of discretionary income.

In addition to compliance to local laws, we strongly encourage all suppliers they work with to pay workers a living wage.

Our full position on Living Wage with our work to date and future milestones can be read here.

No Modern Slavery. Ever.

We have a zero tolerance to modern slavery in all its forms. That includes forced labour, child labour, slavery, people trafficking, deceptive labour recruitment practices, forced marriage and debt bondage. We recognise our responsibility in helping to reduce the incidence of modern slavery.

Dotti is part of Premier Investments Limited (ASX:PMV), and our Modern Slavery Statements further outline our Ethical Sourcing program and actions to address Modern Slavery in the supply chain. You can read our Modern Slavery statements on the Premier Investments website here.

Let's do it together
Let's do it together

Through continued collaboration with community partnerships, we believe it's important to have a positive impact where we work and live.

In addition to our work with our international suppliers, in our stores we are also committed to continuous improvement to ensure our customers and team members have great experiences.

Initiatives we have implemented include:

  • We're excited to share that we have reusable totes, in one of our efforts to respect our incredible planet. You can add a 100% cotton tote to any purchase at a Dotti store. With a few fun designs to choose from, printed front and back, pick your fave and get ready to become BFFs. When it looks this good, using and reusing your tote is easy.
  • In addition, we have a plastic bag reduction initiative, which in the trial stage reduced plastic bag usage by 64%
  • Supporting Thread Together who work alongside a number of charities around Australia by supplying first life product to vulnerable communities. For more information, see here.
  • Collaboration with Upparel, who specialise in recycling of clothing not suitable for use. For more information, see here.
  • Product and waste reuse and recycling programs. We have recycled nearly 1,000 tonnes of cardboard and paper in our distribution centres alone in the last 12 months
  • We have partnered with social enterprise Reground who recycle our soft plastics in our head office, and warehouse. For more information, see here.
  • The upgrade of all stores to LED lighting

We strive to create a great place to work that is safe, inclusive and has the best talent who can connect with current and emerging customer needs.

Our robust platform for preventing and eliminating discrimination, bullying, harassment, vilification and victimisation ensures appropriate standards of behaviour and conduct in everything we do. In addition, we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity within our teams.

We support industry and government initiatives to ensure our valued team members are treated with respect. No one should be exposed to an unsafe work environment.

We have a dedicated Ethical Sourcing team who lead the delivery, development and improvement of our ethical and sustainability programs. Our team also conducts training at all levels of our organisation and our factory partners.

In addition to our team members based in Melbourne, the Just Group have a Merchandising office in Dhaka, Bangladesh with dedicated team members responsible for Ethical Sourcing & Compliance working directly with our factory partners.

Let us know what you think

We appreciate thoughtful feedback on our program from our Dotti Squad.

The Ethical Sourcing team can be contacted at ethicalsourcing@justgroup.com.au

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders, past present and emerging.