Shortly after Norwex came to Canada, rapid growth resulted in new plants being needed to produce the microfiber (the parent plant was in Norway, but could not keep up production); so they sourced out a new one. Turns out that you can get a Ph.D. in textile engineering in China and that they were more technologically advanced – which actually resulted in Norwex being able to double the amount of microfiber in the previous cloths produced in Norway. The plant in China is completely run by staff from Norway, who live there and oversee all activities. Norwex does not manufacture or purchase product or deal with any companies that are not fair trade or that exploit workers. When Debbie Bolton (CEO North America) visited she was exceptionally impressed by the cleanliness and efficiency of that plant (no, it is not a sweat shop!).
Here is a screen shot taken of the answer the question " from the official Norwex F.A.Q. found here: http://www.norwex.biz/pws/home2999999/tabs/products-faq.aspx
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In the 2011 Norwex Global Update Issue 3 was primarily dedicated to information about the Norwex factory. You can see it here:
In 2012 fellow Norwex Independent Sales Consultant Carole Kuypers visited the Norwex Factory in China. Her tour was extensive and she took loads of photos! You can view it here: http://tinyurl.com/dy7gcln
In summary Norwex products are sourced from numerous countries world-wide. Their objective is to work with suppliers who support their quality requirements and business principles. Work environment, human rights, environmental management, social responsibility and no animal testing are all considered. Norwex always acts on purpose!
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