GOTS or OCS is the most complete certification in terms of production that ensures that from the production of the raw materials to the production of the finished article, the production processes used are socially responsible and environmentally friendly. This standard covers all stages in the production of a textile article: processing, packaging, labelling, export, import and distribution of natural fiber products.
GRS (GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD) certification enables the recycled material to be strictly checked. This means it can be traced all the way to the finished product. Last but not least it ensures best practices in environmental practices, chemical management, and company management.
BCI COTTON (Better Cotton Initiative) is the world’s largest cotton sustainability program, which promotes better standards and practices in cotton farming and production and offers training to over two million cotton farmers throughout more than 20 countries. BCI cotton reduces the environmental impact of cotton production, while also improving the livelihoods of cotton farmers and economic development in cotton-producing areas.
FSC certification promotes responsible forest management worldwide. Products from FSC-certified forests are controlled from their origin, throughout the manufacturing process and up to their distribution. The FSC label is a guarantee that the products used come from controlled and responsibly harvested resources.
EU EUCOLABEL LYOCELL certifies that during the process of converting cellulose into fibers, the chemicals are applied in a closed circuit and processed. Exposure to chemicals is thus limited and strictly monitored.
RWS label (Responsible Wool Standard) is a voluntary global standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and of the land they graze on. It demonstrates farmers best practices and a means for brands and consumers to have the certainty that the wool products they buy and sell are in line with their values.
OEKO-TEX guarantees in a simple and standardized way to the consumers that they are buying a product that is not harmful to health or skin. The product may thus contain no harmful substances or in minimum quantity that do not represent any danger. Tests are carried out on more than 300 substances but also on PH, stability, and colorfastness. An Oeko-Tex certified product is not necessarily environmentally friendly or organic.