Our Production Teams

Bumble & Ava are enormously proud of our connection to the World Fair Trade Organisation. All our garments are manufactured under this system in Kenya. We are a ‘boutique’ brand that fits within the internationally recognised WFTO Guarantee System that provides members with credibility and identity.

WFTO members contribute to sustainable development by offering fair trading conditions to marginalized producers. WFTO members represent the whole fair trading supply chain: from farmers and primary producers to manufacturers, export agencies, import agencies and retailers. WFTO members demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and comply with the WFTO Fair Trade Standard in their businesses and supply chain.

 THE 10 PRINCIPLES

  1. Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers/workers.
  2. Transparency and accountability
  3. Fairtrading Practices
  4. Paying a fair price
  5. Ensuring no child labour or forced labour
  6. Commitment to non-discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association.
  7. Ensuring good working conditions
  8. Providing capacity building
  9. Promoting Fair Trade
  10. Protecting the environment

To create our exciting collections Bumble & Ava work with two talented teams: a factory to create all our cotton garments and a specialised knitwear workshop for our bonnets. Our ethical production is such an integral part of our business model and we would like to share a bit about both these Kenya based enterprises and the community projects they support.

The factory has implemented its own self-help group in Kenya; the purpose of which is to provide all members with access to financial funds, to assist with children’s education, housing and pension preparations. 

The knitwear workshop we collaborate with has an inspiring and ethical ethos providing a sustainable source of income for underprivileged Kenyan women. A proportion of the profits are given back to help provide high school scholarships to children living in slum areas of Kenya.

The workshop uses locally sourced natural and organic materials to create stylish and unique knitwear products. The cotton used to make our bonnets has been sourced from Uganda and is all CMiA Certified (http://www.cottonmadeinafrica.org/en/). Their cottons are organic and naturally dyed. 

Our philosophy at Bumble and Ava is that we are more than a children’s clothing brand – we are all about family, ethical business practice, hard work and then family again!

Designed in England, made in Kenya.