Our suppliers’ certificates:
EMAS: The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme is a management initiative designed by the European Commission for companies to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. It aims to recognise and reward companies who go beyond the minimum legal requirements and continuously seek to improve their environmental performance. EMAS is third-party verified and provides publicly available information on a company’s environmental performance for added credibility and transparency.
EPD: The Environmental Product Declaration is an independently verified and transparent document on the life cycle environmental impact of a product to certify what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment. The document enables comparisons between products which fulfil the same function.
The Global Organic Textile Standard is a worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres which includes the independent certification of the entire textile supply chain, from initial harvesting of the raw materials to socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing methods and labelling.
ISO 14001: ISO 14001 is an international standard to help organisations minimise damage to the environment as a result of their operations. Companies can follow ISO 14001 specified requirements to create an effective environmental management system in order to improve the environmental impact of production.
ISO 9001: ISO 9001 is the international standard for a quality management system which certifies that products and or services are of a good standard and meet customer and regulatory requirements.
OEKO-TEX 100: The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certifies that every single component of a product or article has been tested for multiple harmful substances (regulated and un-regulated) and that it is harmless in human ecological terms.
REACH: The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals is a European Union regulation to address the production and use of chemical substances and their potential harm to human health and the environment. It aims to protect humans and the environment and make chemical manufacturers and importers responsible for understanding and managing the risks.
SERI.CO: Seri.co is a product and processes trademark certification that assures the quality of a textile product and its production process and that it complies with full health and safety requirements and does not contain or release harmful substances. It aims to provide the highest guarantees that the finished textile and production process are completely safe for consumers.
STeP by OEKO-TEX: STeP by OEKO-TEX stands for Sustainable Textile and Leather Production and is an independent, credible and transparent certification system for brands, retailers and manufactures across all production facilities in the textile and leather industries who want to promote and continuously improve their environmental credentials and socially responsible working conditions.
TF - Traceability & Fashion: a voluntary system managed by Unionfiliere to promote the traceability of ‘made in Italy’ products and provide transparent information to consumers on the production process and supply chain, environmental impact and the manufacturers social responsibility. It is promoted by Unioncamere and Italy’s Chambers of Commerce.
ZDHC: The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals was formed by a group of footwear and apparel brands and retailers who joined forces to create a joint roadmap as part of an initiative to lead the fashion industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, across all products and production processes. The group has since expanded and ZDHC are now also working toward reducing the industry’s environmental footprint and support the implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices to protect consumers, employees and the environment.
ZQ: ZQ certified wool is a world-leading ethical wool accreditation program awarded only to growers who meet strict standards of animal welfare, quality, traceability, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. The higher standards demanded lead to a longer, finer and more resilient yarn and thus a stronger fibre and high-quality product.