Royal Handicrafts, Inc. is a family owned company operating corporately out of Hayward, CA.
We operate one fair trade certified manufacturing facility in Kathmandu, Nepal and multiple small artisans owned contract-manufacturing facilities in Thailand. Our contract manufacturing plants in China are BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) compliant. All of our operating facilities and subsidiaries operate as fair, safe and non-discriminatory companies.
Our products are made by employees making livable wages --in other words, enough for our workers to afford a decent standard of living for themselves and their families, and to save for emergencies or extra expenses, in a safe and comfortable working conditions.
CODE OF CONDUCT
NO INVOLUNTARY LABOR
Each employee's presence must be voluntary. This specifically prohibits all forms of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or any other forms of forced labor. Employees have the option to leave employment at will.
NO CHILD LABOR
Royal Handicrafts does not use child labor. We define "child" as younger than 16 years of age or the compulsory age for school attendance, whichever is greater. Laws on restrictions for employees of certain ages must be followed.
WORK HOURS / COMPENSATION
For regular work hours, employees must receive wages and benefits that at a minimum meet all federal, state and local laws governing minimum wage and mandated benefits. The regular work schedule (excluding appropriately compensated overtime) must not exceed 40 hours per five day period. All overtime must be voluntary. For overtime hours, employees must receive a premium rate, certainly never lower than mandated by local law. Wages must be paid on a regular schedule and employees must receive an understandable pay slip that shows how wages are calculated. There cannot be conditional employment practices, such as training or apprenticeship wages, pre-employment fees, deposits, or other practices that effectively lower an employee's pay below the legal minimum wage.
NO HARASSMENT/ ABUSE OR DISCRIMINATION
All employees shall be treated respectfully and with dignity. Work environments must be free of intolerance, harassment, abuse, retribution for grievances, and corporal punishment. There cannot be discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, nationality, social origin, social status, indigenous heritage, disability, age, marital status, capacity to bear children, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic features, or other status of the individual unrelated to the ability to perform the job.
HEALTH & SAFETY
All our facilities provide a healthy and safe work environment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION / COMPLIANCE
All our facilities will comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations. We only use low impact dyes in our garments that are not harmful to the environment. This means that our dyes do not contain any heavy metals or toxic substances. This applies to all styles both organic and non-organic. Any byproduct water that results from dying and washing is purified before it is released to sewage stream effectively removing all harmful chemicals. We are committed to doing our part and making improvements and setting goals in offering sustainable, eco-friendly products and manufacturing methods that work with our planet, not against it.
Royal Handicrafts facilities and vendors shall comply with all applicable laws including local and national regulations as well as voluntary industry standards.