One of the well-known certificates in ethical world. Certificate is awarded by the Fair Trade International organization but the certification process is executed by FLO-CERT. – an independent certification unit. The original FAIRTRADE Mark has always stood for fairly produced and fairly traded products. All production levels need to meet the Fairtrade standards and requirements. The certificate is given for one, specific product only. What the certificate exactly means? It means that the product has a fair price. Workers get sustainable salaries and good social conditions. It also means the product is fully traceable (kept separate from non-certified products) from farm to shelf. The producers’ organization is ruled democratically, and trading practices are based on transparency and respect. The producer’s independence is strongly promoted.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
A certifocate initiated by Österreichische Textil-Forschungsinstitut (ÖTI) and Forschungsinstitut Hohenstein. All textile articles marked with the STANDARD 100 label has been tested for harmful substances and you can be sure they are harmless for human health. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of the extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements.
PETA-Approved Vegan is a certificate established by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an organization working for animal rights. They started its own certification system for products free from animal components and not tested on animals (vegan products). This certificate highlights clothing, accessories, furniture, and home decor items made of vegan alternatives to animal-derived materials such as leather, fur, silk, feathers, or bone.
The Vegan Trademark has been created in 1990. The trademark is used on labels worldwide as the authentic standard for products free from animal ingredients. It represents the international standard for authentic vegan products. This certificate guarantees that a product neither was tested on animals nor it includes any animal components. It is given for one product and not for all production within the company.
Fair Wear Foundation
Fair Wear Foundation it is s an independent organization that works with garment brands, garment workers and industry influencers. The aim is to improve work conditions in garment factories. Factories are obligated to comply specific standards like suitable salaries for workers, no child or forced labor, stable workplace and working hours guaranteed by employment contract as well as equality and respect for all workers.
Global Organic Textile Standard is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria. It is backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to define requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through manufacturing up to labelling. Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets. GOTS certified products contain at least 70% of organic fibers. All chemicals used at the production process meet strict environmental and toxicological criteria.