Dec. 14, 2018
When ThirdLove first started in 2013, the company made it a priority to find a manufacturing partner in the US. But we quickly learned of the complexities that came with producing a quality bra and the skill and experience in the lingerie space that was required of the manufacturer. That in addition to supplier issues forced us to outsource help elsewhere.
In 2015, ThirdLove explored partners in Asia, where most lingerie is made, and found a partner that was dedicated to delivering the design details that ThirdLove is known for.
All ThirdLove bras have since been produced by our partner, who employs 5,000 team members across its three factories in the Guangdong province of China and Cambodia, and its headquarters in Hong Kong. Founded in 1993 by Mrs. Wong (who still runs the company with her daughters), the manufacturer specializes in sleepwear and lingerie and is driven by quality, efficiency, design, and sustainability. But most importantly, it puts its largely female-dominated workforce first.
This is unique to manufacturing in Asia, as it’s traditionally run by men. Mrs. Wong and her team, however, are dedicated to empowering their employees to further their careers and maintaining a female leadership team, making our bras truly for women, by women.
Additionally, Mrs. Wong offers a summer school program in which employee families are welcome to stay at the factory throughout the season. Knowing how difficult it is for employees to travel far from their homes for work and to be away from their loved ones, she’s made it possible for employees to stay together in the summer months.
ThirdLove’s manufacturer follows all local labor laws and its factories are audited every year by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WARP) for social compliance and safe and ethical production standards.
We’re proud to partner with a manufacturer who values its employees and product quality as much as we do.