Fashioning a Better Future

At Ted Baker we believe in being open and honest in the way we do business, this includes doing the right thing by all of our stakeholders throughout our supply chain and operating in a fair and sustainable manner.

Three very important areas of sustainability make up our global sustainability strategy; Fashioning a Better Future:

PLANET – Manage and reduce our impact on the environment.

  • Own Operations
  • Product Waste
  • Packaging and Transport

PEOPLE - Look after those who create, make and wear our product.

  • Ted’s Team
  • Supply Chain 
  • Communities

PRODUCT - Produce beautiful, more sustainable product.

  • Raw Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Use & Durability

We set targets within each area to ensure steady progress is made. Knowing that many practises in the fashion industry are unsustainable we want to work with our supply chains to continually improve our processes.

Modern Slavery Statement

Ted believes certain things must be put in place in order to work towards positive change: transprancey and honesty are two of them. With that in mind, we've set out to map our complex supply chain and have committed to making sure our processes, practices and ways of working are as transparent as they can be. This is an important step towards ensuring unethical practices, such as modern slavery, has less chance of rearing its head in the supply chain.
You can read Ted's Modern Slavery Statement here.

Gender Pay Report

Here at Ted, we’re passionate about having a company as diverse as our customer base. Our team members represent more than 68 nationalities worldwide, with 44 in our London HQ alone.
In terms of gender diversity, we’ve made a number of significant female senior appointment in the past year, but while women are well represented at the very top and in our overall workforce, there’s more work to be done to develop and grow female senior leaders from within.
When it comes to gender pay, we’ll be completely upfront; there’s an imbalance. We still have a gap between average male and female earnings but we’re taking steps to reduce that - ultimately our aim is to eliminate the gap altogether.  
On 24th March 2020, the Equalities Commission said that gender pay reporting was not compulsory and only around 50% of organisation have shared theirs. At Ted, gender parity matters, and we’re absolutely committed to making progress in a meaningful and practical way. That’s why we’re now sharing our Gender Pay Report with the snapshot date of 5th April 2019 so you can see where we’re at and what action we’re taking.

Banned & Restricted Materials

Animal Welfare and Banned Materials

Animal welfare is incredibly important to us at Ted. We have a strict Animal Welfare and Responsible Material policy which specifies the minimum requirements we set for our suppliers when sourcing animal derived fibres. There are also some materials that we simply won’t use. There are some materials that we simply won’t use. By this, we mean a list of banned materials including those that are not sourced or used under any circumstance, in any of our products. All our Suppliers must comply with the banning of these materials.

Uzbek and Turkmen Cotton

Ted insists that no cotton sourced from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan finds its way into his products. This is because of documented reports of industry-wide, systematic human rights violations, including the use of child labour and forced labour in the harvesting of cotton. No ifs, ands, or buts: Ted does not, and will not, tolerate these practices.

Alpaca,  Angora & Mohair

Ted doesn’t use angora or mohair in any of his collections. This is due to the unethical treatment of angora rabbits and mohair goats on some farms.

We are also stopping the use of alpaca in new developments due to unethical treatment of alpacas in some farms. Ted collections will be free from alpaca fibres from AW21 and onwards. 


Due to issues concerning animal husbandry and fur extraction, it’s difficult to guarantee that animals raised on fur farms are ethically treated. Because of this, Ted does not use real fur in any of his collections. 

Endangered Species

In accordance with the CITIES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) and IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) list, Ted prohibits the use of materials from endangered species.

Down and Feathers

Due to multiple reports of unethical treatment of birds, Ted is in the process of phasing out all use of down and feathers. Until this has been phased out completely, we insist that all our down has Responsible Down Standard Certification.

Restricted Materials

Ted’s restricted materials list is comprised of materials that will only be used if they reach a certain ethical standard.

Leather and Hair on Hide

No animals will ever be slaughtered solely for use on a Ted product. All skins on our products, for example, must be by-products of the meat industry. Ted does not use any skins from animals that have been boiled or skinned alive. As well as this, we do not use Karakul, Slink or other leathers that are from unborn animals.



Sheep used for the production of wool are susceptible to a parasitic infection called fly strike. A common but unethical remedy for this is ‘mulesing’, which involves removing strips of wool-bearing skin from the rear of the sheep. Ted is working with Suppliers to phase out wool from mulesed sheep within all collections.



Cashmere production has its ties to unregulated animal welfare standards and land degradation. We continue to work hard to ensure all our cashmere is eventually traceable, with increased visibility leading to better working practises.


Conflict Minerals

Tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, collectively known as 3TG, are major drivers of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. Because of this, Ted does not tolerate the use of 3TG materials sourced from these regions.



Our policy is that we do not test on animals.