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Dawn French & Helen Teague

How our garments are made

07 Feb 2014

Most of our garments are made in our own small factory in Accra Ghana.

We have a spacious well equipped workspace in down town Accra. 

All our staff are employed, work a 35 hour week and with no compusory overtime. Our salaries excellent and based on a regularly reviewed sustainable income - our minimum unskilled entry level salary is 4 x the National minimum wage. 

All our staff have bank accounts, email addresses and employment contracts, 20 days paid holiday (in addition to the numerous National holidays!). Basic literacy training and IT training is encouaged and facilitated in house. 

Each garment is made by one dressmaker - so we do not do piece work which we consider to be de-skilling. We identify and encourage talent

We have trained staff from being illitrate and unskilled to using computers (Skype, Excel, Photoshop etc) and all our staff use our self service HR where they can apply for leave, receive payslips and notifications,  develop their CV's and communicate with each other as well as develop a clear overview of the company and see the profiles of their colleagues.

We believe that technology gives our factory a competetive advantage - and we find that you dont have to be highly literate to access it. We have computers on the factory floor which the staff can access at any time - along with on tap in-house training.

Our terms and conditions are excellent and we foster a gentle, supportive working environment. We employ equal numbers of men and women. Our youngest employee is around 22 years old and many have been with the company since the start.

Running a factory in Ghana is not a simple affair and it takes committement, constant monitoring and a large dose of optimism. We think our staff are fantastic and we celebrate their efforts to work towards their own sustainable futures by improving their skills, earning the best possible income and contributing to improving standards of work and to the growth of the Ghana economy.

Sixteen47 One to Six Sizes

  • SIZE 1 will suit anyone from size 16-20 Bust - 42 Hip - 44
  • SIZE 2 will suit anyone from size 20-24 Bust - 46 Hip - 48
  • SIZE 3 will suit anyone from size 24-28 Bust - 50 Hip - 52
  • SIZE 4 will suit anyone from size 28-32 Bust - 54 Hip - 56
  • SIZE 5 will suit anyone from size 32-36 Bust - 58 Hip - 62
  • SIZE 6 will suit anyone from size 36-47 Bust - 66 Hip - 70
See highlighted below for where our unique one-six size ranges meets UK dress sizes
UK Dress Sizes 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 34 36 40 42
Bust Measurement
in inches 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 58 60 64 66
in cm 101 107 112 117 122 127 132 137 142.5 152.5 157.5 167.5
Hip Measurement
in inches 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 60 62 66 68
in cm 107 112 117 122 127 132 137 142.5 152.5 157.5 167.5 173
International Dress Sizes
US Dress Size 12 14 16 18 22 24 26 28 32 34 38 40
French Dress Size 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 62 64 68 70
Italian Dress Size 52 56 58 60 62 62 66 68 72 74 78 80
German Dress Size 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 64 66 70 72
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Our Posting Costs

We charge an at-cost flat posting rate and do not add to our garment prices to compensate for apparently free/low postage.
We do not pay for return postage.

We try and be as fair as we can and welcome feedback on our policy.

Our postage is a flat rate, whatever the size of your parcel.

Our postage cost covers the cost and ensures that staff who handle your order can be properly paid.

Most customer orders are for 2 or more items. If you order a single item and think the postage is too high let us know and we will credit you part of the cost.

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