certifications and textile seals
with us you will only find fashion from brands that attach great importance to the fair and sustainable manufacture of their products.
Organic certifications and textile seals serve as guidelines for us when selecting brands, but are not the ultimate exclusion criterion. because we were allowed to find out over time: the world is a little more complex after all.
For example, there are many smaller brands and manufacturers who, for financial reasons, do not (yet) have such certifications, but still convince us with their transparent social and environmental awareness. Conversely, some labels that have already been decorated with a few seals do not show any particular commitment.
in order to offer you a little orientation aid so that you can find your way around the jungle of certifications and seals, we have listed the really important ones here.
1. textile seal
GOTS. The Global Organic Textile Standard is the world's leading standard for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. only products that consist of at least 70% biological materials can be certified. you can find more information here.
Fair Wear Foundation. the Fair Wear Foundation is a multi-stakeholder initiative that is active in a total of eleven production countries in europe, africa and asia. their aim is to improve working conditions, especially in sewing factories where clothing, shoes and other textile products are produced. Here is the website of the Fair Wear Foundation.
fair trade. the Fairtrade seal is awarded by Fairtrade International eV (Fairtrade Labeling Organizations). Since 2005, products made from fairtrade cotton have been labeled with the special Fairtrade Certified Cotton seal. this demanding standard ensures raw material production under high social living and working conditions. you want to learn more? www.fairtrade-deutschland.de
PETA-Approved Vegan. The animal protection organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has been awarding the PETA – Approved Vegan Label for several years, which enables animal-friendly companies to visibly highlight their vegan fashion items and their commitment to animals. You can find more detailed information here.
Global TDS. the Global Traceable Down Standard is currently the strongest animal welfare standard in the down producing and processing industry. the standard guarantees that the down used has not been obtained by live plucking or has been force-fed. the inspection of the breeder farms is a mandatory part of the certification. for more information this way.
buy fairly produced clothing from certified manufacturers
Fairly produced clothing from certified manufacturers is an important option for consumers who want to ensure that their clothing has been produced under fair and ethical conditions. certified manufacturers must meet certain standards in production, including, for example, paying fair wages and complying with working time restrictions. Furthermore, they must ensure safe working conditions and the protection of the rights of employees.
by buying fairly produced clothing from certified manufacturers, you can help improve working conditions for workers and reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. there is a growing number of certified manufacturers on the market offering a wide range of fairly produced clothing - from casual wear to workwear. in our fair fashion online shop you can easily order fairly produced clothing from verifiably certified manufacturers online.
how is the certification of fairly produced clothing verified?
the certification of fairly produced clothing is proven by independent tests and audits. the certification bodies check the production chain from the extraction of raw materials to the finished garment and check compliance with standards in terms of working conditions, wages, health and safety at work, environmental protection and the protection of workers' rights. the most important certifications for fairly produced clothing are fairtrade, gots, bluesign, sa8000 and the fair wear foundation.
what you need to look out for when buying fairly produced clothing
When buying fairly produced clothing, consumers should make sure that the manufacturer's certifications are up-to-date and have been checked by independent institutions. you should also inform yourself about the production chain and look for transparent supply chains. In our online shop you can buy fairly produced clothing from various manufacturers whose certification we have already checked for topicality and authenticity.