CODE OF CONDUCT
The NYNNE label is grounded in the democratic Scandinavian values of timeless design, sustainable production, and long-lasting quality mixed with bold silhouettes. We believe in creating unique but timeless fashion that can stay in your wardrobe for a very long time.
At NYNNE we are committed to ensure that our company as well as our suppliers operates in accordance with the requirements stated in our Code of Conduct in order to work towards globally recognized principles for sustainable development and have a positive impact on social, environmental and economic development.
We work with the Code of Conduct as a tool to continue to develop our principles, which is constantly being reviewed and updated. This is a work in progress and we are always happy to receive input on how we can improve on this part.
Any supplier of the brand must ensure that they are compliant with NYNNE’s Code of Conduct and are following domestic laws and regulations. We require a signed copy of our code of conduct in full below before any collaboration can start.
If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are aware that any material we work with will always have an impact on the environment. However we are always doing our utmost to source the market for materials that have a high amount of certified fibers and/or suppliers that are certified in sustainable practices. We are continuing to stay updated with new innovations that enter the market and we try to constantly push our collaborators to constantly improve. We still have a lot of work to do on this part but we are excited to be part of a positive change in the industry.
NYNNE commits to social and environmental responsibility and we are proud to say that our materials are sourced, manufactured and stocked in our warehouse in Europe. This makes it easy for us to work closely with our suppliers and to ensure that the code of conduct as well as domestic laws and regulations are followed.
We develop all our pieces in our Copenhagen Atelier to make sure we minimize any waste and that we work responsibly throughout the full process. By completing the full process in Copenhagen we also minimize the sending of samples back and forth between our atelier and the factories.
By creating all styles in-house we also make sure the fit and sizing is always up to our standard. We have a diverse team with different sizes so we have the opportunity to fit each style on different figures to make sure our garments fit as many different types of people as possible. In both our sampling and production we work with deadstock material. This is typically leftover material from mills who work with bigger brands/corporations that are not using up all the fabric that was produced from them. By using this we can help reduce waste and take care of what has already been produced.
If there are any unused fabrics from previous seasons we try to rework/dye the material to make sure it can get a new life and does not end up unused. We use a limited amount of materials each season and we are always following the official EU requirements. We are committed to sourcing quality materials that have as low impact on the environment as possible that are of highest quality for longevity. For a young brand it can be challenging to reach the minimums to access sustainable qualities. We believe it is a work in progress and each season we are getting a step closer to a fully sustainable sourcing.
We are working with suppliers that have the following certifications:
- IVN BEST
- FAIR FOR LIFE
- REACH REGULATION
We do not accept any mulesing practices. We require all our suppliers to be able to prove that all wool we use is Mulesing-Free.
Mulesing-Free Practices is a more compassionate and ethical alternative which means that the animal has not undergone inhumane and painful processes to remove the wool. By ensuring the wool you buy is Mulesing-Free you actively support animal welfare while it also encourages responsible animal farming and ethical production.
We only work with leather that is a certified by-product from the meat industry. We only use leather tanned with chrome-free practices.
NYNNE disagrees with the use of exotic skins and will not source or use any exotic materials in our products.
We are committed to the safety of the environment and all people across our business. We are working closely with all our suppliers to make sure that all our garments are complying with the European REACH directive.
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
You can read more about our materials on our list of preferred materials here:
DESIGN & PRODUCTION
We produce with small family-owned factories in Europe and mainly Italy, The United Kingdom, Portugal and Bulgaria that all work under fair working conditions regulated by the EU. We have a close collaboration to make sure we don’t compromise on the design and craftsmanship. We want to keep designing clothes for different body types making the products inclusive and relevant for a wider audience.
Sustainability is something we try to implement in every part of our business, from the making of collections, production and material choices. We design with longevity in mind. We want our pieces to be bold yet timeless so it can stay in your wardrobe for a long time. Our iconic Diana dress is representative of our way of designing. We believe our pieces can be versatile, our Diana dress can be worn both for a wedding and in the office, the power lies in the styling. This is our way of encouraging our customers to buy less but better.
All Nynne samples are developed in our Copenhagen Studio, our styles are initially created with deadstock fabrics. This is something we also use for certain styles in production. We also offer our end-consumer the possibility to pre-order styles to a better price from our coming season. This is to ensure that we don’t produce any overstock, with our customers' help it’s easier for us to estimate the right amount to produce. Through seasonal feedback and close collaboration with our customers and factories we try to optimize our production and only produce the amount we believe we can sell. We do not buy bigger quantities to get cheaper production costs. This is not always easy for a small brand that is being pushed to reach high minimums to avoid extra charges. We do not support that way of working and we take great pride in choosing a more sustainable approach to our production.
Unsold items and old samples are always being implemented in the design process for the new season. We try to rework the collections with any leftover material and give it new life to never overbuy any materials. We design for longevity both in terms of quality and for the environment, which for us means to take care of materials that already exist.
We produce with small family-owned NYNNE is committed to develop its awareness and engagement towards environmental initiatives in all parts of the business. To prevent pollution and minimize environmental impacts we will work with the following:
- Comply with applicable legal requirements and other requirements concerning environmental aspects.
- Include environmental aspects in all strategies and initiatives and ensure that environmental concerns are embedded in the company’s culture.
- Educate and motivate employees to enable them to carry out their tasks in an environmentally responsible way.
- Reduce energy consumption in all parts of the company.
- Reduce emission related to transport of products and company travels.
- Reduce waste in all parts of the company.
- Increase the amount of recycled materials in all products.
- Favor suppliers that have the same ambitions regarding environmental performance and/or that are geographically close.
- Encourage environmental protection among suppliers and subcontractors.
- Define compliance obligations for stakeholders and make sure to follow them as well as official regulations.
We are committed to be ahead of environmental legislations, regulations and laws in order to continuously improve the environmental performance. This policy will be communicated to all staff, contractors and suppliers.
For us it is important to produce close to home, which means that all our factories are based within Europe. This makes it easier for us to maintain a close relationship with our partners and it makes it easier for us to be on the ground and make sure our regulations and code of conduct is being respected. Our Leather is produced in Greece and our RTW is currently divided between Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Bulgaria. To produce in Europe helps to minimize the distance the goods are traveling. We make sure we do not ship our production in too many batches, we wait for the full production to be ready and take it home together in one batch to make sure we can choose the most sustainable transport option available.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive working environment and that our business is a safe, healthy, anti-sexual, harassment-free, and inclusive working environment regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, or any other minoritized categories. At NYNNE we do not tolerate harassment in any form.
Wages and benefits paid must meet, at a minimum, national legal standards or industry benchmark standards, whichever is higher. In any event, wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and to provide some discretionary income.
HEALTH & SAFETY
All suppliers must have a strong health and safety regulation in place, to provide a safe work environment for all employees. This shall exceed domestic laws and regulations and meet international standards. Employees shall be provided with personal protection equipment and qualified training must be implemented to prevent harm to workers.
All employment should be voluntary where each employee should be treated with respectful manners. There is no tolerance for any kind of forced labor, including forced overtime. Every worker has the right to freely terminate their employment. We have an absolute non-tolerance to the use of child labor.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We wish to be part of a positive change in the industry and commit to diversity and inclusion. We’re determined to create and maintain inclusive, diverse and equitable workplaces throughout our organization. We recognize that we need to proactively lift barriers to entry and accelerate equity efforts to provide fair opportunities for everyone.
- Anti Modern Slavery and Human Rights Statement
- NYNNE has an absolute zero-tolerance to the use of child labour.
- All employment should be voluntary and each employee should be treated with respectful manners. There is no tolerance for any kind of forced labor, including forced overtime. All workers have the right to freely terminate their employment
- There shall be no discrimination of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation. Disability, disease, nationality, pregnancy, trade union or political viewing of any employees or collaborators in the recruitment process, compensation, promotion, termination or retirement.
- NYNNE Has a zero-tolerance policy in relation to any acts of bribery or corruption committed by any person or organization anywhere in the world, including suppliers.
Our Code of Conduct is signed in full by any partners of the brand. By having the code of conduct signed we have the right to do audits of our suppliers to make sure it’s being respected in full. Should there be any discrepancies, NYNNE will together with the supplier agree on an improvement plan to rectify the problem. Should the supplier fail to improve in a given time frame the collaboration will be terminated immediately.
This is a work in progress and we aim to increase our transparency and constantly learn and be part of a positive change in the industry we are in. We will update our targets and goals constantly and we encourage you to please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement.
This page was last updated 05/09/2023.