BREAKING THE STIGMA

We understand there is some stigma attached to the Made in China label, but an increasing number of Chinese factories are doing good work to bring the workplace standard up.

At Bondi Bamboo we support ethical manufacturing to help a new generation of Chinese businesses that pay their workers fairly and offer safe work conditions.

Our bamboo comes from China, so the materials for our razors can be sourced locally and processed by skilled Chinese workers. We have partnered with a specialist razor manufacturer in south China who is close to a sustainable bamboo source.

THE PRODUCTION LINE

Bondi Bamboo razors are produced ethically in fair conditions. Our products are made in China where our manufacturer has set up good working conditions for its employees. This is something we are extremely conscious of. We want Bondi Bamboo to be clean, green and ethical all the way.

LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE

We want Bondi Bamboo to be clean, green and ethical all the way. We are taking action for a more conscious world where great initiatives can snowball into greater change, both locally and internationally. Every time a factory in China closes because a major contractor decides to relocate their activities or put pressure on production prices, hundreds of workers end up falling back into unregistered plants. This is where working conditions are unsafe. We have an ethical responsibility to support safe practices and fair wages. We have partnered with a specialist razor manufacturer in south China who is close to a sustainable bamboo source.

HOW WE TRANSLATE THAT IN REALITY

Understanding the manufacturing system and helping to move it forward in a positive direction is one of our key missions at Bondi Bamboo.

We spent a long time finding the best factories in southern China, we visit them often and build strong personal relationships and trust with the owners. It helped us create a sincere dialogue about worker conditions and what support they need to reach higher standard. Our factory is given a compliance audit to evaluate factors like fair wages, reasonable hours, and environment. These audits help ensure that humane work hours and wages are enforced, and that the facilities are safe. We also work with the factory to minimise the impact of our production on the environment. When it’s possible we are on-site for observation during production and chat to the worker about their working condition and personal life.

Our managing director spent few years living in China as a consultant and she keep close to her heart the cause of ethical production and making sure everyone involved in Bondi Bamboo creation is treated fairly. Our direct manufacturing team is an extension of the Bondi Bamboo family.

We started this business with them by our side and they believed in us with our small budget and all the challenges that go with sustainable production. We were not willing to take any shortcuts and wanted our product to be as sustainable as possible from the start.