The philosophy of the Cathrine Hammel brand from the very beginning in 1997 has been to make high quality, made to last timeless essentials in comfortable, natural materials with the perfect fit for the modern woman, an opposite to today’s fashion. Cathrine Hammel timeless design are clothes which reflect what any woman wishes to wear, and which can last and be reused for many years.
Cathrine Hammel AS became member of Ethical Trade Norway in October 2018. As we know the main Challenge in the work for ethical trade is to have sufficient transparency and traceability in the supply chain, we have chosen Ethical Trade Norway for their competence and resources as a support in our long term work for ethical trade.
Cathrine Hammel aims to be responsible, transparent, traceable and sustainable in all our work, with respect for human beings, animals and the environment.
The Cathrine Hammel brand works with only a few selected suppliers, and some suppliers have been with us from the very beginning. Our long term goals are to have a good long-term relation with our suppliers, to secure improved working conditions and environmental conditions in our supply chain, and to increase the awareness on ethical trade in general.
In the reporting year 2020, we made a conscious choice to make smaller collections, have fewer qualities, and work with fewer suppliers to have better control of our supply chain and the qualities we use. We see this as necessary to be able to meet our own requirements for a sustainable clothing production. This choice has led to major structural changes in the company, including halving sales and new working practices. Since we are a small brand, we have deliberately chosen these measures, so we can grow an even more sustainable supply chain in the future.
Our ambition is to produce in a responsible, transparent, traceable and sustainable way, with respect for human beings, animals and the environment.