lululemon's Global Sourcing team is committed to producing our garments in environments that are safe and healthy, both for the factory worker and the surrounding community. Our team of quality and compliance experts spends a good part of the year traveling to our factory locations to insure these safe environments, as well as creating relationships with factories that share our core values. These relationships extend from Canada, the United States, China, Taiwan, Peru, Israel, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
In 2008, our educators in our lululemon stores were requesting more information on how and where our products are made. They wanted to provide our guests with a full understanding of our global factory environments so they could then have authentic conversations as to how our factories operate. We realized, what better way to provide this information to our store educators than to literally send them on an upcoming sourcing trip.
Two educators were chosen from a long list of strong candidates, and these two rising stars, Carolyn and Rob, accompanied Bryan, our head of global production, on a sourcing trip to China and Cambodia.
Rob and Carolyn spent two weeks shadowing Bryan and being part of the factory approval and garment production process. They inspected fabric, sat in on prototype reviews, did in line quality checks, watched third party inspections, and were able to see how lululemon insures that our products are produced in a safe and healthy environment.