There are many certifications and sustainable platforms we could align ourselves with in the plethora of companies working in the field. We have chosen ones that we think best work within our Five Pillars of Sustainability.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- The textile product should contain more than 95% organic natural fibres;
- This standard includes ecological and social criteria in the entire textile supply chain;
- No pesticides, other harmful substances are used to grow the cotton but instead ecological fertilizer; Used chemicals during production process must meet requirements on toxicity and biodegradability.
- Toxic heavy metals, formaldehydes and aromatic solvents cannot be used in GOTS certified products;
- GOTS certificate can be provided on fabric level and/or product level.
OCS100 – THE ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD 100
- Ensures that the product contains 95-100% Organic material;
- Controls presence and amount of organic material in the end product including the way those materials are sourced and made into a product.
OCS – ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD BLEND
- Ensures that product contains minimum 5% of organic material blended with conventional or synthetic raw materials;
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. The STANDARD100 aims to guarantee that products are free of harmful substances and therefore safe for human and environmental health.
The Global Recycle Standard is a voluntary standard that verifies the amount of recycled materials in a product. GRS also secures the responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in the supply chain. GRS addresses not only the end product, but also traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, and labelling.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. PETA-approved vegan logo marks products that contain no animal derived components whatsoever: no leather, fur, wool, silk or animal skin. Our entire collection is PETA approved.
Good on you is the world’s leading source for fashion brand ratings. It is an online platform directory whereby consumers can search sustainable and non-sustainable brands and see how they are performing on a person, planet or animal level. The organization contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal point 12: “ensure sustainable production and consumption partners.”
De Goede Gids is a Dutch initiative that guides consumers that are in search of sustainable alternatives, towards companies and brands that offer a clean product. The company has a strong selection process based on an elaborate list of criteria. This saves consumers time and effort finding out which brands to choose from. Subscribers are offered special deals and background information on all brands that are part of the community.