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- Our management team
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- Our corporate social responsibility
We believe that those who work in our global supply chain should be provided with the rights and protection of international labour standards, as set out in our Code of Conduct. The Code covers a number of provisions, including no child labour, safe working conditions, a living wage, no excessive hours and protection of the environment. The Code forms part of our overall Ethical Trading strategy which also includes monitoring and auditing of the supply base.
Our approach to Ethical Trading is to work in partnership with our suppliers based on transparency, co-operation and continuous improvement. We recognise that suppliers may sometimes face complex challenges in upholding our code standards. Where this is the case, we assist them in making ongoing improvements and regularly follow up with them to ensure satisfactory progress is achieved. We firmly believe that this is in the best interests of the workforce, as it is important that their livelihoods are protected.
We continue to work with the Aurora Ethical Trading team located in London and China who work closely with our team and our suppliers to progress our strategy and ensure this remains effective.
We are closely involved in the development and implementation of the Ethical Trading strategy through the Ethical Trading Working Party which has representatives of Karen Millen, Coast, Oasis and Warehouse. The role of the working party is to develop policy, review the audits and support other Ethical Trading projects. The group ensures we benefit from best practice and knowledge across the brands. Additional CSR Policies
As well as our Code of Conduct on labour standards, we have adopted a number of other CSR policies which are contained within our supplier terms and conditions. These include:
Ban on cotton from Uzbekistan owing to ongoing concerns about forced labour, including forced child labour.
REACH policy complying with EU regulations which aims to protect human health and the environment from dangerous substances.
Animal welfare policy which bans real fur and animal testing on cosmetic or hygiene products.
- Monitoring & Auditing
A long-term auditing programme, which includes year on year increases in the percentage of the supply base audited are in place. In China we have our own internal auditors whilst outside China we use external auditors.
The audits cover all aspects of the Code and include confidential worker interviews, reviews of all relevant documents, a physical site inspection of both production sites and worker dormitories and interviews with management. In China we have experimented with more participatory methods of auditing involving a more active role for workers in order that workers' voices are better heard. We are also members of SEDEX www.sedex.org.uk which is an online database that allows factories to share audits with all their buyers. As SEDEX members we do not simply accept others audits unless we feel sure they have been conducted to a sufficient standard of rigour.
In 2008 we participated in two supplier Ethical Trading conferences in China and Turkey, supported by local country experts. These enabled us to explain, in practical terms, what our policies mean and how they should be implemented. The conferences also covered relevant areas of local employment legislation and raised awareness of other key labour issues in the garment industry, including Uzbekistan cotton.
- Join The Karen Millen Affiliate Network
Glamorous, distinctive clothing and accessories for the confident, uncompromising woman of today. We are known worldwide for our perfectly cut pieces, from on trend leather jackets to investment coats and occasion wear. With online & store presence across the UK, America, Europe, Asia & Australia, we're truly a global brand. We're now looking for true fashionistas to join our affiliate network, so whether you're an up and coming fashion blogger or have your own site dedicated to style, we'd love to have you as a member of our network!
The benefits of our network:
- Free to join network, with access to our latest content updates & image archive
- commission on sales, excluding delivery & returned products
- 30 day cookie window, allowing you to receive commission for sales made within this time from your site
- Real time tracking & reporting options
What do I need to do as an affiliate?
- Simply place our beautifully presented ads on your site or blog
- Access our brand page for updates about our latest trends, best selling products & fashion edits
How do I become a Karen Millen affiliate?
- Simply click here to register with the Linkshare affiliate network
- Once you've been approved, you can choose from a variety of our creative banners and text links we've provided within the network
- Post our creative banners on your site that will best attract your customers to click through and purchase
- You'll then receive 5% commission on customer purchases, excluding delivery & returned products
- What franchise opportunities are there with Karen Millen?
The brand is now available in over 350 stores and concessions in 45 countries worldwide, with 100 stores in the UK and over 250 internationally.
The brand is currently in the most prestigious fashion cities including; London, Paris, Madrid, New York, L.A. and Hong Kong. 2011 has been a hugely successful year for us, and the last five years has seen the brand truly emerge globally with international turnover increasing by over 400%.
One of the key components of the brand's success is its distinct signature that has remained constant throughout expansion. By offering a consistent franchise and cohesive brand experience worldwide, Karen Millen maintains its reputation as one of the most recognised brands in the world, with women worldwide wanting to buy into the brand's signature style.
The international success of Karen Millen has been underpinned by the expansion of the franchise business. We are committed to developing our international portfolio by working in collaboration with experienced like-minded partners to ensure the continued global growth of the brand. If you are interested in finding out more about franchising or licensing with Karen Millen please contact BusinessDevelopment@karenmillen.co.uk
- Who should I contact for press information?
UK & EUROPE JUNIOR PR MANAGER Sarah-Jane Miller
69-77 Paul Street
Tel: +44 207 954 7719
UK & EIRE PR MANAGER Natalia Serantes-James
69-77 Paul Street
Tel: +44 207 954 7704
GLOBAL PR MANAGER Teresa Ramsden
69-77 Paul Street
Tel: +44 207 954 1029
US PR MANAGER Jennifer Houston
114 Prince St.
New York City 10012
Tel:+1 917 692 0135
AUSTRALIAN PR MANAGER Emily Anders
19 Newton Street
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Tel: +61 3 9421 2688