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At Kati Kaia we take equality, human rights and sustainability very seriously. We believe that no person should be forced into work, be exploited or trafficked. Everyone should have full access and control over their wages. We have been through our supply chain to ensure that we are in no way contact with modern day slavery and have independently inspected our factories and sites. You can read the act below, become familiar with it and look to steer clear of sites that brush it under the table.

Full details of the UK's Modern-Day Slavery Act 2015 can be found on the UK Government website here.

An explanation of the UK Act may be summarised as follows:

The Act is in seven parts.

Part 1 consolidates and clarifies the existing offences of slavery and human trafficking whilst increasing the maximum penalty for such offences.

Part 2 provides for two new civil preventative orders, the Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Order and the Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order.

Part 3 provides for new maritime enforcement powers in relation to ships.

Part 4 establishes the office of Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner and sets out the functions of the Commissioner.

Part 5 introduces a number of measures focussed on supporting and protecting victims, including a statutory defence for slavery or trafficking victims and special measures for witnesses in criminal proceedings.

Part 6 requires certain businesses to disclose what activity they are undertaking to eliminate slavery and trafficking from their supply chains and their own business.

Part 7 requires the Secretary of State to publish a paper on the role of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and otherwise relates to general matters such as consequential provision and commencement.

International instruments on human trafficking:

There are a number of international instruments on human trafficking. The main international instrument is the Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, named the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (the "Palermo Protocol").

The definition of trafficking contained in that instrument was adopted in the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (the "Convention on Action against Trafficking"). That international instrument was ratified by the United Kingdom on 17 December 2008. After this time, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Directive on trafficking in human beings. A final text was agreed in March 2011 and was adopted on 5 April 2011: Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decisions 2002/629/JHA (the "Directive on preventing and combating trafficking"). That Directive adopts and expands upon the obligations and definitions contained in the Palermo Protocol and the Convention on Action against Trafficking. The United Kingdom has opted into this Directive. In order to ensure full compliance with the obligations contained in that Directive in England and Wales, Parliament made changes to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 through sections 109 and 110 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

Policy Summary

Through the above national and international legislation, this policy sets out our commitment to our workers being paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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