The 10 eco-friendly certificates to focus on
The GOTS certification is one of the most complete and reliable certifications for textile products for the end consumer in terms of production respecting the principles of sustainable development. This certification guarantees an organic status for the textile fibers used and ensures that from the production of raw materials to the production of finished articles, the processes used are socially responsible and environmentally friendly.
Oeko Tex textiles are eco-responsible. This label guarantees the quality of the textile and accessories used in the manufacture of the yarn to the finished product.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has been campaigning for the ethical treatment of animals since the 1980s. This label guarantees products made without cruelty to animals.
4. Global Recycled Standard
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) label guarantees production using recycled textiles in compliance with environmental and social criteria.
5. Fair Wear Foundation
The Fair Wear Foundation aims to improve working conditions throughout the production chain. This label is intended for companies and not for products. The Fair Wear Foundation cannot guarantee that the labeled products meet all the criteria.
6. Fair Trade
The aim of Fair Trade is to ensure fair trade in economically emerging countries. The label is internationally recognized. It applies to various food, cosmetic and textile products. A FairTrade certified product is one that financially supports farmers' and workers' communities through a minimum premium.
7. B Corp
The B Corp label is awarded to companies that meet societal and environmental requirements and are transparent to the public. The name is short for "Benefit Corporation" and stands for a company that is recognized as having a beneficial impact on the world while remaining profitable.
The bluesign label aims to guarantee the transparency and traceability of a product without toxic substances for humans and the environment. Textiles marked with this label have a virtually flawless fabric and are manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner at all levels, from the fiber to the finished product.
9. Organic Content Standard
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to all non-food products that contain 95 to 100% so-called organic materials. This label verifies the presence and percentage of organic materials in the final product and follows the flow of raw materials from origin to finished product.
10. Responsible Wool Standard
RWS is an international label that aims to improve the welfare of sheep and respect for pastures. It guarantees verified and trusted farm practices.
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