How do you know a fabric is safe?
The production of every product uses resourses and creates waste. But, if you’d like to minimize the unfortunate aspects of the production of the things you buy, pay attention to certifications.
Our suppliers have at least one of the following or all of the following certifications.
The Business Social Compliance Initative- BSCI Certification
BSCI is neither an auditing company nor an accreditation system: BSCI provides companies with a social auditing methodology and report. It does not organise audits itself but provides a network of external accredited, experienced and independent auditing companies. Also, as part of the BSCI approach, social audits only represent one pillar of activity, complementary to capacity building and strong relations with all stakeholders of the supply chain.
Better Cotton Initiative
The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.
Be part of something better.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.
Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more).
GOTS – Global organic textile standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to define globally recognized requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling in order to provide credible assurance to the end consumer. Textile processors and manufacturers should be able to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.