Another problem that we are addressing is the ongoing social exploitation of workers in the textile industry. Due to Western consumer behavior, many manufacturers in the Far East are forced to produce as cheaply as possible, which affects working conditions.
As a socially responsible brand, R.I.T-shirts also puts emphasis on production with social values. All breast pockets are handmade in the socio-economic enterprises of Volkshilfe Wien, where only longtime unemployed and physically or mentally impaired people are allowed to work. In addition, our T-shirt manufacturer Continental Clothing is part of the Fair Wear Foundation, which guarantees fair working conditions and is constantly improving them. Because in addition to the topics of recycling and upcycling, R.I.T-shirts also considers the human component and socially responsible action as an essential factor in creating a product with social added value.