MASCOT employs well over half of its employees outside Europe. In MASCOT’s four factories in Vietnam and Laos, there are about 2400 employees producing the workwear that is developed, marketed and sold by their colleagues in Europe.
MASCOT built and opened its first factory in 2008, approximately 50 km from Hanoi in the northern part of Vietnam, and MASCOT Laos was opened in late 2013. Since 2011 MASCOT’s production has been SA 8000-certified.
The SA 8000 certification is documentation for Social Responsibility / CSR, and MASCOT is one of the few in the industry to have received this certificate. CSR means a lot to us - and fortunately also for our customers.
Quality control has many phases. 100% quality control checks are performed several times along the way. Checks occur both during production and post-production.
The machines are running around the clock at MASCOTs testing laboratory. This is where we test everything from tearing and tensile strength to industrial washing tests to ensure that only the best fabrics are sent through to production.
MASCOT Vietnam is SA-8000-documented socially responsible but we also offer our employees things that go beyond the provisions of the certification. All employees receive a free lunch, free access to the medical clinic at the factory, health and safety programs and team building.
In MASCOT own 15,000 m2 factory. Facilities include both management, raw material storage, sewing and quilt, also includes two additional sewing factories, which lies a few miles from the factory.
MASCOT ensures the highest quality of raw materials and components because we manage all the procurement and ensure 100% quality control in our 7,000 m2 raw materials warehouse.
The raw materials warehouse continuously houses 30000-40000 rolls of fabric, and all fabrics are screened and checked for quality before being put into stock.
Certain materials, such as quilt, are manufactured from scratch. Our Quilt is ultrasound welded which ensures a durable fabric of the highest quality.
High-tech machines are used everywhere. The manufacturing of products starts with a die cut template through the use of a Gerber cutting machine.
Each seamstress specializes in a certain sewing discipline that they master to perfection. In this way, we ensure efficiency and minimise errors.
Our sewing room has many special machines. For example, a machine to attach the tape to the inside seams of waterproof products.
During production, garments are transported from station to station via an internal transport system in the ceiling, thus avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous movements.
On large orders, we offer to affix logo printing during production. Logos are applied with millimeter precision through the use of lasers.
MASCOT has received numerous awards for good and responsible working conditions. One of the prizes was given during the Danish royal couple’s visit in 2009.