Here you can read up on which certifications our clothing carries and what they exactly guarantee.

The EKO-Sustainable-Textile label according to GOTS
This label is given by the Dutch "Control Union Certifications" only when the whole production process in the complete supply chain meets the requirements of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The most important requirements of the GOTS are: cotton must be sourced exclusively from certified and controlled organic farming without any pesticides, insecticides or synthetic fertilizers. During the whole production process no hazardous or acid materials, dyes or bleaches must be used and the following social criteria have to be kept: no child labour, freedom of assembly, secure working conditions, living wages are paid. No discrimination of workers because of reasons like religion, race or sex. Abuse or corporal punishment are forbidden. For more information, you can find the complete GOTS here.

GOTS certifying agencies hold the most transparent control mechanisms in the textile industry and GOTS is the only textile standard worldwide that demands that every single company in the supply chain has to hold a valid certificate - which means that he is monitored and audited at least once a year - if the manufacturer wants to label his clothes with the EKO-label or any other label of GOTS-acknowledged certification agencies.

By demanding that companies only use certified organic cotton the Global Organic Textile Standard empowers farmers, suppliers and workers along the supply chain. Cotton farmers are not dependend on the price policies of seed- and pesticide-selling companies anymore and are seriously lowering production costs, putting themselves in a position to be able to pay fair wages and to have a living income.

The Fairtrade Certified Cotton certificate by FLO
Fair Trade
In contrast to pure monitoring and auditing schemes like the model of the FairWear Foundation, the Fairtrade Labeling Organization follows an empowerment strategy, meaning that cotton producers get paid minimum prices that are above the world market price. Thereby production costs are fully covered and the living and working conditions of the cotton producers are vastly improved. In addition they are paid a fairtrade premium that is specifically used to finance social projects like schools or medical care for cotton pickers and their children. To guarantee that also all other companies involved in the following apparel production chain, like ginning, spinning, weaving and manufacturing, comply to ILO minimum standards, FLO obliges them to sign a declaration of intent in which they commit to the accepted conventions. For monitoring and auditing the processing chain FLO relies on existing certifying agencies and multi-steakholder initiatives like FWF, FLA, SAI... As not all of these initiatives reach the same monitoring effectiveness like FWF or GOTS-certifying agencies, we only work with FLO-accredited suppliers, who are coevally GOTS-certified. Therefore we try to combine all three aspects: fair trade, fair production and organic production.




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