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About Our Manufacturing

All B Free Intimate Apparel products are designed at our head office in Melbourne, Australia. We have a team of skilled designers that specialise in wire-free and seamless technology and work closely with our partners in China to produce high quality intimate apparel. We also have a retail storefront located at 3 Russell St, Hawthorn East in Melbourne. We are proudly Australian! 

We take pride in our products and take time to source responsible, reputable factories to create our vision.  Our garments are produced on innovative seamless Santoni machinery that is made in Italy and Korea, and operated in China. We work with reputable Chinese factories where the knitting mills house the technology and talent to run this machinery to create seamless and wireless lingerie.

These electronic circular knitting machines are operated by highly skilled technical workers to produce our unique garments that are known for their flexible, supportive fabrications. Unlike traditional cut and sew garments that are labour intensive to produce, the bulk of the work to produce our garments is done by specialised programmers and technicians that operate the knitting machines. A team of expert machinists then finish the garments to create the end product.

Santoni circular knitting machine for seamless and wirefree lingerie

 

B Free garment finishing at BSCI accredited factory

All B Free products are produced in Business Social Compliance Initiatives (BSCI) Approved Factories in China.   BSCI ensures that companies can build an ethical supply chain, through the use of international treaties on the protection of workers rights.  Some of the criteria include management criteria, environmental protection and anti-discrimination policy.  All of our partner factories are inspected by 3rd party agents on a regular basis for safe working conditions and underage workers. 

Santoni machines at factory where B Free products are knitted

Some of our products are made in factories that are also approved by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), a non-profit group dedicated to ethical, lawful and human manufacturing.  They focus on 12 Principles, including Compensation and Benefits, Prohibition of Forced Labour, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.   

No longer does ‘made in China’ carry the stigma of the past. China is now the powerhouse that carries the talent and specialised machinery to produce garments of unparalleled quality within the seamless apparel industry. Manufacturing using this technology is not available in Australia. However, we base all of our other operations including warehousing, order dispatch, website management, customer service and design locally in Melbourne, Australia. We believe in supporting the local economy and creating secure jobs here while providing top quality product that is ethically sourced.

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