In addition to the above, I have also been collaborating with a factory since 2015. They were actually among the first partners I found in India, and are the only ones I continue to collaborate with.
Of the current styles at MicMic, it is the Tiwi purses, the Cala Millor bags, the Mabul nets and Kiri computer sleeves that are sewn here. The models on the webshop are tanned completely normally (not eco-friendly), so it is also one of my goals that the next delivery will be sewn in eco-friendly leather.
The factory follows SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), which is a collection of ethical "best practices" in the workplace. When the factory is inspected, all aspects of responsible business practice are looked at: everything from health and safety to the environment and business ethics.
As with the SA8000, SMETA is designed for vendors so they can subsequently share the audit with their customers (eg MicMic).
Both of these certifications give factories a fair and good way to stay in line with market requirements - which are gradually moving towards more transparency, sustainability and fair business conditions. I would really like to support that.