Redbubble is creating the world’s largest marketplace for independent artists, bringing more creativity into the world. A great mission that also comes with great responsibility. To not only empower artists and foster self-expression, but do so in ethical, socially responsible ways. Which is where our printing partners (and all the words below) come in.
Print on Demand
Every product on the Redbubble marketplace is printed on demand (made one at a time). That means it doesn’t exist until you order it. So we don’t have warehouses full of stuff waiting to be sold. Inspiration can’t be mass produced.
A Small Footprint
95% of the fulfillers we partner with are in the region of our customers. So when you find something you love on the marketplace, it’s using far less energy to get to you.
Print on demand allows fulfillers to combine multiple items in the same package. So that means fulfillers don’t need as much shipping material. Less material means less waste. Less waste means a happier planet.
FLA Code of Conduct
Redbubble requires that all third party printers and manufacturers participating in the marketplace ensure safe working conditions, minimize environmental impact, and treat their employees with respect and dignity. To make sure these requirements are met, they must adhere to the FLA Code of Conduct and its benchmark standards.
Redbubble and third party audit firms will make agreed upon visits to make sure FLA Code Standards are being met and sustainable management, reporting, and tracking systems have been established. Participants in the marketplace must commit to continually making improvements where Code Standards aren’t met and assure ongoing compliance in a reasonable and timely manner.
Respect and safeguard workers’ rights according to national and international laws and regulations.
Based on gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group, or ethnic origin.
Harassment or Abuse
Employees are treated with respect and dignity. No physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse.
No use of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, or any other possible forms of forced labor.
No one employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education. Whichever is higher.
Freedom of Association
Recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Health, Safety &
Prevent accidents and injury while taking steps to lessen negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.
Hours of Work
Can’t exceed regular and overtime hours allowed
by law. Must give at least
24 consecutive hours of rest every 7 days.
Should be at least minimum wage, meet workers’ needs, provide some extra income, and include required fringe benefits.
Not permitted without prior written approval. Should be monitored for social compliance using FLA Code standards.
Post the Code in a visible place frequented by employees in the language spoken by employees, supervisors, and managers.
Be a Good Person
This isn’t part of the FLA Code, but we think it’s super important. Treat others how you’d like to be treated. It’s the right thing to do.