These are used to guarantee that suppliers and producers maintain and work towards the same goals as us and that we know for sure which materials our products consist of. There are a large number of different certificates on the market, here we list the main ones we use.
GOTS – GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD
This is one of the strictest global standards for organic materials, and it certifies a product from raw material to finished product. Fibers are sent to laboratories to verify that no pesticides or genetically modified seeds went into agriculture, and that no hazardous chemicals were involved in the production.
OCS – ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD
GOTS requires 70-95% organic fibers in the composition of a product. Where we mix the organic fibers with for example Modal® or Tencel®, we use OCS to ensure there is organic content in the fabric.
GRS – GLOBAL RECYCLING STANDARD
Like GOTS, GRS traces the product from raw material to finish, and includes criteria on banning hazardous chemicals. It is the strictest standard for recycled materials on the market.
The Fairtrade certification ensures cotton farmers get a fair pay for their cotton, regardless of what the price is on the global market. The cotton farmers also get a premium which they can choose to spend on developments in their local community, such as schools, roads or better tools.
FSC – FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Most of our materials derived from wood are FSC certified. This means the materials come from un-threatened and responsible forested woods and plantations.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 is an additional control we use to ensure that our materials are healthy for nature, worker and user. The independent chemical tests give us extra assurance that our products are free from harmful chemicals, in addition to our own even stricter chemical management system.