The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.
The OCS 100 relies on third-party verification to confirm whether a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. OCS allows for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of organic material content claims on products.
OCS 100 covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of a product that contains at least 95 percent certified ‘organic’ materials. It can be used as a business-to-business tool to give companies the means to ensure that they are selling quality and getting what they pay for.
Sustainable fashion, ethical clothing, fair production have many meanings. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has a clearly defined set of criteria and is transparent.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. GOTS certified final products may include fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothes, home textiles, mattresses, personal hygiene products, as well as food contact textiles and more.
Having one common standard means textile processors and manufacturers can export their fabrics and garments with one organic certification that is accepted in all major markets. This transparency also gives consumers the power to choose truly organic products sourced from green supply chains.
GLOBAL RECICLED STANDAR
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling. GRS covers processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trading and distribution of all products made with a minimum of 20% recycled material. It also sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.
The standard supports companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products as well as responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in the production of these products. Although the GRS is owned by Textile Exchange, the range of products is not limited to textiles and can include any type of product containing recycled content materials. The desired effect of GRS is to provide brands with a tool for more accurate labeling, to encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials, to establish more transparency in the supply chain, and to provide better information to consumers.
The “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo allows companies that sell apparel, accessories, furniture, or home decor to highlight their vegan offerings, helping consumers find animal-free products at a glance and make purchases that align with their values.
The logo can be placed on tags and labels and on webpages of products made with all-vegan materials. Companies that sell only vegan products can even display the logo on store signs, website homepages, social media platforms, and elsewhere to let customers know that they can shop there without worry, never having to question if any animals were harmed or killed for the products being sold.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate is the world’s leading ecological mark for textiles. Any textile article bearing the mark has been evaluated and approved by an internationally-renowned institute and assures the consumer that the article is free of harmful substances. The mark applies to yarn, fabric, garments and finished goods and accessories such as foam etc.
FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION
The main objective of the Fair Wear Foundation is to ensure that all the brands adhered to this certificate guarantee the best practices in their manufacturing processes.
This foundation believes in a world where the textile industry works side by side with the workers in the realization of their rights to safety in their jobs, in a dignified and remunerated way. The FWF focuses on the parts where most of the labor force is concentrated in the supply chain.
DIGNE WORK AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The FWF is based on internationally recognized standards based on the UN Human Rights Declaration and in the International Labor Organization conventions to guarantee:
- Work is chosen freely
- There is no discrimination at work
- There is no child exploitation
- Freedom of association and collective bargaining right
- Payment of a decent salary
- Reasonable hours of work
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- Labor relationship with legal link