Licensing Fair Labor
Barnesmith is officially licensed with the Council of Ivy Group Presidents and each of the eight Ivy League institutions. As a licensed partner, Barnesmith directly supports the academic and athletic programs of the League and Ivy schools through royalty payments made from each sale. We take an active role working with the Ivy League and Ivy athletic departments to build awareness and support of Ivy athletics through the development of unique apparel and sale both at offline events and in our Barnesmith store.
We are also a registered member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) as a "Category C" licensee. The FLA is a non-profit organization combining the efforts of industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities to promote adherence to international labor standards and improve working conditions worldwide.
The FLA was established as an independent monitoring system that holds its participating companies accountable for the conditions under which their products are produced. To advance fair, decent and humane working conditions, the FLA enforces an industry-wide Workplace Code of Conduct, which is based on the core labor standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO).