Worn again

Treehugger: Born Again – More Than Just Funky Footwear:

Worn Again take materials like charity store coats, ex-military parachutes, prison blankets, car seat scrap leather, old towels and recycled rubber, crafting them into some funky looking trainers (that’s British for sports shoe).

Looks interesting, except for one chink in the armour: “They openly tell you a factory in China will make them, but one that honours international standards of social accountability, quality and environmental management.”

I’m extremely sceptical of such claims. But credit for being so up-front about it. My question would be – does the factory allow snap inspections by third-parties to verify/audit their operations? Somehow, given the Chinese political climate, I doubt it.