Quality, sustainability, and fair production conditions are our top priorities. Our textiles are exclusively made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton from India and recycled polyester from China. During the production of organic cotton, no chemical pesticides or fertilizers are used. The seeds are also not genetically modified, which is often the case with conventional cotton. The production of recycled polyester is made from used PET bottles. All materials used are awarded by an independent inspection system and tested for harmful substances. The following certifications help to ensure important standards are being maintained:
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define globally recognized requirements for organic textiles. From the harvesting of raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labeling, GOTS-certified textiles offer consumers credible assurance.
“The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets out requirements for the certification of recycled material and the product chain by third parties. The common goal of the standards is to increase the use of recycled materials. The GRS includes criteria for social and environmental processing requirements and chemical restrictions.”
“The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for the certification of certified organic input and the control chain by third parties. The goal of the OCS is to increase the production of organic agriculture.”
“The Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organization. We believe there’s a better way to produce clothing. Our mission is to create a world in which the garment industry supports workers in realizing their right to safe, dignified, and fairly paid employment.”
If a textile product carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be sure that every component of this item, including every thread, button, and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and is therefore safe for human health. The testing is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes based on our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. During the test, they consider many regulated and non-regulated substances that could be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limit values for STANDARD 100 exceed national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least annually and expanded based on new scientific findings or legal requirements. For manufacturers and consumers, it’s not easy to keep track of the toxic substance legislation daily. That’s where our experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes come in.”
“Textiles are labeled when they are produced without fur, leather, silk, and wool and when no animal components are used in the production.”
Our textiles are produced under fair working conditions with fair compensation for all persons and suppliers involved in the work process. We prioritize the highest social standards, ethical working conditions, and fair trade.
Production in Bangladesh aids in improving the economic conditions of the country and contributes to the social advancement of the workforce. The T-shirt manufacturer, STANLEY/STELLA, is committed to paying wages that exceed the legal minimum wage and meeting fundamental legal requirements such as their own daycare centers, maternity leave, and health insurance. Additionally, they offer their workers added benefits. These include covering commuting costs, performance and attendance bonuses, and increasing wage scales.
We use environmentally friendly packaging made from grass paper and employ CO₂-neutral shipping with DHL GoGreen.