Standing by our commitments

Stanley/Stella is a Belgian apparel company committed to sustainability and transparency, working towards reduced carbon footprint in the garment industry, guided by the Stanley/Stella Charter.

Our People supporting Sustainability

People and Sustainability are 2 of the 4 core values (in addition to Excellence and Innovation) that guide us on our journey.

Across our entire operations and organisation, we seek to create working environments that feel positive and empowering, and where consideration for people, the planet, and society is integrated in everyday decisions and actions.


In our Brussels headquarters, we have a team of 6 people working on our long-term sustainability strategy and short-term actions. This core team makes sure that sustainability is embedded across functions, and at every level of the company.


In Dhaka, we have a team of three people closely monitoring and liaising with our partner factories on a daily basis.


In Beijing, our China Operations Manager handles the sustainability-related compliance obligations for our local supplier.


In India, we have a Cotton Sourcing Specialist who supervises local operations.

Our responsible supply chain

Step 1

We carefully select our raw materials

Across our collections, we use only GOTS certified organic cotton and GRS certified recycled cotton, recycled polyester and recycled nylon.

Step 2

We collaborate with state-of-the-art factories

Our ten partner suppliers in Bangladesh are GOTS and GRS certified, and our single supplier in China is GRS certified. We have local teams on hand to provide guidance and support, and have been a member of Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) since 2012.

Step 3

We rigorously choose our partners for transport and storage

Opting for sea shipment minimises the carbon footprint of transporting our products to Europe, and we carefully choose our warehouse locations and partners to minimise our carbon footprint.

Step 4

We team up with a dedicated distribution network

Our network of Official Dealers share our vision and values, and we encourage and support them in achieving GOTS certification.

The Stanley/Stella charter

Together with our employees, suppliers, and Official Dealers, we aspire to form a community of like-minded individuals, driven by the common desire to positively impact both the Stanley/Stella ecosystem and our industry.

The Stanley/Stella Charter, launched in 2022, is our guiding framework which represents what we stand for as a company in the garment industry.

It articulates our commitment to addressing critical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in our area of influence, and outlines the ten core principles that guide our behaviour and inspire the entire Stanley/Stella community to care about our planet and its people.

View our charter