IT'S ALL GOOD
Cycle with the certainty of fabric safety, sustainable production and recycled content assurance.
STANDARD 100 BY OEKO TEX®
At a minimum, all our fabrics are Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certified.
To attain OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested for harmful substances and is certified free from carcinogens, azo dyes and other chemicals.
The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certification guarantees that any product worn next to your skin is safe.
A few things to know about OEKO-TEX testing:
✦ It is reviewed annually and is completely voluntary
✦ All testing is undertaken by independent third-party laboratories
✦ The criteria is reviewed annually
✦ Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX is a globally recognised standard.
The bluesign® system is a certification given to textile manufacturers who are producing in a way that proves a commitment to using clean resources and safe production processes. It also acts as an assurance that unsustainable materials can never make it into the production chain.
The bluesign® standard takes into consideration everything from water wastage to dye toxicity to worker and consumer safety and more.
Manufacturers that become bluesign® partners agree to set up management systems for improving environmental performance by following five principles:
Resource Productivity: Producing textiles of high quality by minimising consumption of resources and reducing the environmental impact.
Consumer Safety: The production of high quality products without health risks for workers and consumers.
Water Emission: Controls water pollution and helps to minimise the amount of harmful substances in waste water.
Air Emission: Aims to reduce C02 emissions by cleaning and recycling exhaust air.
Occupational Health and Safety: The careful and safe handling of chemicals during the production process. All chemicals are given one of three categories:
BLUE: Safe to use
GRAY: Special handling required
The bluesign® system helps factories properly manage gray chemicals, replace black chemicals with safer alternatives and guarantees eco-aware consumers the highest level of consumer safety and environmentally and socially friendly products.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets out requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.
✦ Alignment of definitions across multiple applications
✦ Track and trace recycled input materials
✦ Provide customers (brands and consumers) with a tool to make informed decisions
✦ Reduce harmful impact of production to people and the environment
✦ Provide assurance that materials in the final product are actually recycled and sustainably processed
✦ Drive innovation in addressing quality issues in the use of recycled materials.
The GRS is intended for use with any product that contains at least 20% recycled material. Each stage of production is required to be certified, beginning at the recycling stage and ending at the last seller in the final business-to-business transaction. Material collection and material concentration sites are subject to self-declaration, document collection and on-site visits.