We're aware of our responsibility towards both nature and the human race.
We focus on sustainability out of a sense of conviction, and we treat environmental resources with care.
We are regularly certified by independent and supranational monitoring bodies.
We are a member of the Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). This means that besides committing ourselves to high social standards and sustainability, we also ensure compliance with social and labor laws by auditing our production partners. The Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights and ensures compliance with international core labour standards (no child labour, a level of high occupational safety). 100% of our main production sites are regularly audited through amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).
Cradle to Cradle® Certified
Global Organic Textile Standard
When you buy a GOTS-certified product, you are buying ecologically sound clothing.
Chemical substances contained in textiles must meet certain criteria for environmental suitability and health safety. Toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, functional nanoparticles or genetically modified organisms are prohibited, as are accessories made of PVC, nickel or chrome.
The use of water and energy must also be documented along the supply chain in order to be able to improve the environmental impact in this area, which is particularly relevant for textile production.
At the same time, social conditions must meet the minimum criteria of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In addition, certain limits apply to residues so that workers are protected.
Organic 100 Content Standard
We are OCS-certified. OSC stands for Organic Content Standard and provides a transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent assessment and verification of the organic fibre content. The OCS blended logo (min. 5% organic material) or the OCS 100 logo (min. 95% organic material to 100% organic material) is used, depending on the percentage of organic material in the certified goods. This allows us to record the exact proportion of organic material in a product and track it through the production chain.
Better Cotton Initiative
As part of the Better Cotton Initiative , one of the things that farmers are trained to do is produce cotton in an environmentally-friendly way and in doing so increase their income. This initiative complements other standards for sustainable cotton. Better Cotton can be produced in larger quantities than organic cotton, avoids a complex separation process and is easier to integrate into our supply chains.
95% of our textile products are awarded the STANDARD 100 label, which means that all of that item's components, including threads, buttons and other accessories, have been tested for harmful substances and that the article is harmless to human ecology. The test is carried out by independent OEKO-TEX® institutes. In many cases, the limit values for STANDARD 100 exceed legal requirements. The OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue is constantly being expanded to include new scientific findings.
In garment production in Tirrupur, southern India.