"Because tonlé is both a brand and a manufacturer, its situation is unique. tonlé management is intimately familiar with where its products are produced, and the people making them...so it's hard not to think: how could a social compliance audit ever do justice to the tonle community? Because the ultimate testament, the ultimately proof, of tonle's responsibility and authenticity, is its community. That's the thing about tonle: the community is for tonle, by tonle. It's not a performance for someone else's benefit, it wasn't designed to tick a box (though boxes it certainly does tick). Tonle marches to the beat of its own drum, one where integrity comes first and appearances come second.”
- Kim Van Der Weerd, former tonlé COO and current host of Manufactured Podcast
"tonlé's environment rating is 'great'. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It makes its products by hand to reduce its climate impact. It reuses all of its offcuts to minimise textile waste. Its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of water used in production.
Its labour rating is 'great'. It traces all of its supply chain. It ensures payment of a living wage in the final stage of production. It visits its suppliers regularly.
tonlé is rated 'Great' overall."