Sourcing is more than just finding a factory. It’s finding the right factory for the right product. It’s about making sure that the factory is committed to quality, safety, and compliance. In other words, it’s about making sure that how we make something is as good as what we make.
In this area, we have three big advantages. First, we’ve got more boots on the ground. In fact, with more than 70 on-site staffers in China, we have a bigger presence than any of our competitors. Second, our large supplier base, long-term relationships, and collective buying power give us a significant negotiating edge. Third, our commitment to ethical sourcing isn’t just a new thing; it’s in our DNA. We’ve been committed to the highest standards since Day One.