Established in 2010 | Located in Lima, Peru | # of Employees: 30 | Pays a Living Wage
KNOWN SUPPLY is re-imagining apparel production in a way that honors and celebrates the people behind the clothing they buy.
KNOWN SUPPLY works with underserved populations to provide meaningful work and to show the powerful impact our clothing purchases can have if made thoughtfully. They introduce you to the woman who made your apparel in an effort to bring people back to the forefront. Each KNOWN SUPPLY product is accompanied by the signature of the person who made it.
As more of us put people first when it comes to making our purchasing decisions, the clothing industry will too. Together, we will tell an industry that all people are valuable, and in the process, we’ll change the lives of the millions of people who are a part of it.
Factory and Company Social Responsibility:
KNOWN SUPPLY’s work was founded on the belief that all people have hopes and dreams for their future. They started our factories in Uganda and Peru to provide meaningful employment so people could start dreaming.
Then, they found partners on the ground to help further their impact by providing additional education and social services for their employees. KNOWN SUPPLY provides anti-poverty wages and has an incredible nonprofit partner, capable.org, on the ground who helps them go above and beyond.
Fair and Living Wage Information:
Employees are paid 35% above fair wage (according to Fair Wage Guide)
Employee benefits vary based on position but encompass some if not all of the below:
- Paid Health Insurance
- Paid Vacation
- Day Care
- Built in Severance Contribution
- Micro Enterprises Classes through Capable.org
- Mentorship through Capable.org
Why did MY SISTER choose KNOWN SUPPLY?
KNOWN SUPPLY’s main initiative is to humanize the apparel industry, which speaks to us in so many different ways. We agree, and were happy to learn that beyond connecting the consumer with the makers, they offer above-poverty wages, healthy benefit packages, day care, education support and more to their workers. KNOWN SUPPLY is a factory partner that truly speaks to our mission and we are proud to stand behind.