The textile industry has historically been associated with environmentally harmful processing and complex social compliance issues due to the complex activities and challenges involved in the course of its operations.
The demand for certified, sustainable products has been growing significantly.
In order to help manage sustainability in supply chains there are many standards and certifications.
Certification occurs when an accredited independent body - an auditor - verifies that a supplier is in conformance to the appropriate standard. Upon a successful verification, the auditor typically issues a certification statement. Some of these focus on the environmental, some on the social, some on the products and some on the process. The intention of certification is to guarantee that certain conditions have been met.
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THE BLUE WAY by BLUESIGN represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. As a solution provider and knowledge broker, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency.
CITEVE Level 2
This certification is issued by the Portuguese Center for Textile and Clothing Technology for non-medical textile products in the context of COVID19 pandemic. Level 2 is intended for the promotion of group protection, to be used in working context by professionals that, despite not being health professionals, are in contact with many individuals in their working context. Tests guarantee the maintenance of the product characteristics after washing cycles of 30 min at 60 Celsius degrees, namely the particle retention capability above 90% and breathability above 8 liters per minute as per the European norms EN 14683:2019 or EN 13274-7:2019 and EN 14683:2019 or EN ISO 9237:1995 respectively.
CITEVE Level 3
This certification is issued by the Portuguese Center for Textile and Clothing Technology for non-medical textile products in the context of COVID19 pandemic. Level 3 is intended for the promotion of group protection (to be used in working context by individuals that contact with others who are also wearing a mask and also for use in public closed spaces with the presence of multiple people). Tests guarantee the maintenance of the product characteristics after washing cycles of 30 min at 60 Celsius degrees, namely the particle retention capability above 70% and breathability above 8 liters per minute as per the European norms EN 14683:2019 or EN 13274-7:2019 and EN 14683:2019 or EN ISO 9237:1995 respectively.
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) is the worldwide leading organic textile standard. It ensures that the fabrics used were produced organically, from harvesting of the raw materials to environmental and social responsible manufacturing. GOTS tunes your clothes to your values and way of life.
ISO 9001 standard ensures consistency and quality, while promoting the best management practices. It is based on a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Only the best textile manufacturers apply, for the requirements it enforces in every organisation.
It is a social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe that measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces: child labor, compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, remuneration, management system.
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX ensures your clothes are free from harmful chemicals and therefore more sustainable and suited to you and your body. It enforces human-ecological requirements for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. After all, clothing is your second skin.
STeP by OEKO-TEX
STeP by OEKO-TEX certifies retail companies and all manufacturers along its supply chain have used sustainable manufacturing processes, in regards to chemicals, environmental performance, environmental management, occupational health and safety, social responsibility and quality management.