SKAL organic certification
A Dutch organic certification body which not only certifies that no pesticides and fertilizers have been used but also guarantees the working conditions of farmers.
Fairtrade Certified Cotton
This is the symbol of the Fairtrade Foundation. Established in 1992 they license the FAIRTRADE Mark to products which meet internationally recognized standards, and work to raise awareness and deepen understanding and sales of Fairtrade certified products. It symbolizes that the cotton farmers have been treated fairly and have a guarantee of a minimum price plus a further premium to be used for community development. It does not guarantee that the manufacture of the garments is Fairtrade however.
IFAT The International Fair Trade Association
Only 100 per cent Fair Trade organizations, which are members of The International Fair Trade Association, may use their symbol. It guarantees fair trade practices from production through to manufacture. Its mission is to improve livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting fair trade organizations.
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading organic organization. The Soil Association symbol can be found on over 70% of Britain’s organic produce – a guarantee that it has been grown or produced with the highest standards of organic integrity. Soil Association Certification Ltd enforces these standards through certification and regular inspections of producers, processors and supplier
Since 1992 the International Oeko-Tex Association has been testing for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for textile products of all types which pose no risk whatsoever to health. It’s a uniform, scientifically founded evaluation standard for the human ecological safety of textiles tested for safety for skin-friendly clothing and other textiles.
The EU Eco-label scheme has drawn up a set of environmental and performance criteria for judging products and takes into account all aspects of a product’s life, from production and use to eventual disposal (cradle-to-grave approach). The products should inflict less damage upon the environment than other products of the same type.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Garments labeled with GOTS are made of organic fibers, and stringent demands are also made on the chemical substances that can be used in the production of the clothes. The GOTS-brand is the closest to a world standard for organic textiles.
The V-Label is an internationally recognized, registered symbol for labelling vegan and vegetarian products and services. For consumers, it is a simple and reliable guide to help them when they are shopping. With the V-Label, companies promote transparency and clarity. Standardized criteria ensure that the V-Label is a unique seal of quality for vegan and vegetarian products all across Europe.