Here you can read about all 14 certifications that you can find when shopping from our green page. You’ve probably heard about GOTS before, but do you know what it actually means? We’ve explained it in a way that makes sense. Scroll down and do your reading!
< 50% from organic production
All organic materials are grown without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers and are free from genetically modified organisms. This means less damage to the environment and to farmers working in the fields. In organic production, all resources, such as energy, land and water, are used in a long-term and sustainable way.
< 50% from recycled material
A recycled material has been created from an previously existing item such as PET bottles, old clothes or waste materials. The benefits of this is the use of less water and energy , as well as contributing to less waste.
The Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, is a certificate that ensures that the wood has been responsibly grown and sourced. This means that the forest is managed in a sustainable way considering conservation, restoration and respect for all.
GOTS is an international marking for clothes and textiles from organic natural fibres and stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. The marking includes both social and environmental requirements within the whole product chain, all the way from the farm, to harvesting, to manufacturing.
Responsible Wool Standard certified
Responsible Wool Standard is a certification that proves that the wool has been sourced in a responsible way. This is controlled through the whole supply chain, to make sure that the animals, farmers and the land are used in a sustainable way.
Leather Working Group certified leather
The Leather Working Group certifies manufacturers that are producing leather in a sustainable and environmentally appropriate way. This means using less water, less energy and being able to trace the raw material through the product chain.
< 50% from Bio-based plastic
Bio-based plastics have exactly the same properties as traditional plastics, which mostly use carbon found in oil, but are made from renewable raw-materials. The carbon found in biomass, that for example comes from the starch from corn or sugarcane, is a part of nature’s own carbon cycle, which makes it renewable.
Responsible down standard certified
The Responsible Down Standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to any unnecessary harm. The certification prohibits any removal of down and feathers from live animals and demands a holistic respect for animal welfare.
Bluesign helps textile factories with ways to reduce emissions, and harmful chemicals. The certification traces the textile through every path of the manufacturing process and changes the environmental impact at every stage from factory floor to finished product. Bluesign also puts high demands on workplace safety and consumer protection.
BIONIC FINISH ECO / PFC-free
Bionic Finish Eco is a treatment that creates a water repellent surface ideal for functional outerwear. The coating is inspired by nature; how the dew is collected on leafs or how the feathers of a bird repel water. It is also free from chemical fluorocarbons which have been proven to be harmful to both humans and the environment.
PFC-Free: Flourocarbons is a substance that is not found naturally in the environment, it is fully human mde. The substance has an ability to create smooth, water-, fat- and dirt-repellent surfaces. They are also extremly persistent. They are harmful for the environment and humans and can for example damage the reproduction system, the immune system and the fat metabolisim in the human body.”
Nordic Eco Label (Svanen)
The Nordic Ecolabel or Nordic Swan is the official sustainability mark for the Nordic countries. The label covers hundreds of different types of products and places demands on everything from chemicals in production to quality and sustainability. All to ensure the consumer of a safe and high quality product.
Oeko-tex 100 is an independent global test- and certification system for textile raw-, middle- and end-products in all parts of the production stage. It focuses on workplace safety and restricts chemicals that could be damaging to the health of the consumer or the workers in production.
Fairtrade’s approach enables farmers and workers to have more control over their lives and decide how to invest in their future. It is a certification that stands for the right to trade fair and improve the working conditions for farmers and employees in countries with limited resources. Fairtrade also rewards organic crops and restricts the use of harmful chemicals.
Global recycle standard
The Global Recycle Standard, GRS, is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. The end-product must have at least 50% traceable recycled material and covers the whole chain from raw-material to finished product.