Ethical Trading

Tonrose has long championed ethical and responsible sourcing and supplier development, and only works with partners that share its values. Some mills have been with Tonrose for over 20 years.

Product, People, Environment

These three ethical pillars lie at the heart of Tonrose. From ensuring the products are responsibly and sustainably sourced and produced; embracing innovation to help reduce environmental impact in the production and care of linen; to ensuring its suppliers provide a safe place to work, supporting their local communities; Tonrose lives and breathes ethical trading.

The Tonrose Group is a trusted family-owned business which has been supplying linen to the UK’s hospitality and leisure trade sector for nearly 120 years – longer than any other European supplier in the cotton and linen business.

For three generations, we’ve been committed to the highest quality of care for our products, our people, and the environment they work in. We have a global network of hand-picked supply partners in Pakistan, India, Turkey, Portugal, China, UK and Ireland, all united by a clear and shared commitment to high

ethical standards and principles. That’s how we’ve made sure that being responsible has always been woven into the fabric of our business – making our success sustainable for more than a century, and helping to bring the same responsibility and sustainability to our whole supply chain.

Our Commitments


Over 40% of energy used at our largest supplier is renewable.

Commited to better cotton

Our 10% Better Cotton commitment is enough yarn to circle the globe 60 times.

Training program

120 textile students trained each year

Promoting equality

Two of our largest mills are run by women.

Child welfare

Zero tolerance policy to child labour

Welfare initiatives

We support over 30 staff welfare initiatives across our mills

Mill visits

20+ annual mill visits improvement to ensure their continual improvement


We commit to reducing our environmental impact every year


Supporting BCI’s goal of 5m member farmers, producing 30% of the world’s cotton by 2020

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Better Cotton Initiative

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The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future, by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund makes strategic investments into Better Cotton projects to propel the Better Cotton Initiative towards its 2020 targets. The Fund identifies, support and invests in innovations, while fostering adoption of the Better Cotton Standard System by governments, trade associations and other entities.