About The Mondetta Frontline Program
Founded in 1986, Mondetta is an apparel design and manufacturing company anchored by our commitment to quality and our trusted relationships with both our loyal customers as well as industry leading retailer partnerships. We pride ourselves on our ongoing commitment to provide products of exceptional quality and unparalleled style at unexpected price points. Along with offering standout style, we believe that our apparel should solve problems through forward-thinking designs, technical fabrics and innovative details. In an industry where often, the only constant is change – we believe our staying power is largely attributed to our cutting-edge designs that resonate with our clientele and our ability to leverage our learned success within the industry into a vertical market approach. As we continue to grow our brand reach, we remain steadfast in our vision for the future, focused on three key commitments; exceptional product, intelligent strategy and a culture rooted in trust and respect.
Mondetta conducts its business in a responsible manner and pays close attention to detail on important matters such as employment standards, health and safety standards, transshipment regulations, and overall operating precision and efficiency.
Mondetta chooses to engage in business with partners who endorse a high standard of operating protocols and will only partner with organizations that demonstrate a commitment to protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions under the provisions set out in the Mondetta social compliance code of conduct. This includes factors such as compensation, working hours, health and safety, access to essential services, child & forced labor laws, nondiscrimination protocols, working environment and other key social elements. Mondetta is a proudly multicultural company with connections to many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, which means we are always respectful and sensitive to all our team members, partners and clients.
We believe that diversity breeds creativity and effective problem solving, and that sentiment is reflected in our team. Our company founders are first-generation immigrants to Canada, coming here as refugees. This experience has helped inform our staffing mandate, whereby inclusion and acceptance are at the core of our workforce.
- Over 40 different nationalities are represented in our workforce.
- Over 50% of our managers identify as female.
- Over 70% of our workforce identify as female.
- Over 75% of our executive team identity as a visible minority.
The fashion industry and social justice movements have always been closely tied and as such, we are always on the pulse of world issues, current events and social movements. We are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity company with a strong commitment to social responsibility and these values are reflected in our polices.
To ensure the highest level of quality control and operating efficiency, Mondetta follows a strict set of guidelines pertaining to factors such as production process control, safe facilities, implementation and monitoring of specialized equipment and established quality control systems. We ensure that all levels of compliance requirements are executed on the production floor and in all production stages that follow afterwards through an independent, regulatory third party. When selecting a supply chain, our compliance team completes an initial, in person assessment before moving forward with any new facilities.
All company procedures have been designed to follow the C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) protocol. We have a strict code of conduct that each factory must abide by in accordance with C-TPAT. This is a voluntary certification that comes with huge benefits to us and our partners. Through certification, we are able to cut back on lead time, gaining customs clearance faster and with less disruption. This certification also mitigates risk involved with our supply chain, adding immeasurable value to our business. Every two years, we are recertified by US custom officials to ensure these benefits remain intact.
All of the factories we choose to work with are also WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified – promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing though certification and education. WRAP is the world’s largest independent factory-based social compliance certification program for the sewn products sector. A resource of knowledge and expertise for both buyers and suppliers, WRAP serves as a responsive and effective supply chain partner for every single factory that we conduct business with.
Factory compliance as well as work, health and safety standards are meticulously detailed and daily communication with offices and factories around the globe ensure these guidelines are met or exceeded at all Mondetta facilities. Our online supplier portal was created to act as a specialized communication tool between our factories and Mondetta corporation, allowing for direct, streamlined and efficient transferring of information in real time. In addition to this, all of our ongoing client relationships are conveniently located here including all orders, documentation and directives. Our supplier portal is a key factor to our ongoing success in managing and improving pivotal international relationships with factories as well as client partnerships.