Sustainability is woven into every single fabric our manufacturer produces, literally. It is in how we design our products, in how we choose the materials, in how we produce them, in how we reduce their impact, and in how we treat our people and supply chain partners. Our manufacturer produces high-performance woven technologies that use fewer virgin materials, are more durable and which support customers’ lifestyles and also is fully committed to the integrity and traceability of the fibers and materials used in our patented products. We strive to have every single process and input ingredient certified to the highest possible standards to underpin our manufacturers responsible innovation.
CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Here are the certifications, associations and memberships showing our manufacturer's sustainable production conditions for our denim fabrics.
Textile Exchange (GOTS, GRS, OCS, RCS & CCS): Our manufacturer’s membership of Textile Exchange provides essential guidance on preferred fibers, best practice, and responsible supply networks including farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life. We use this to set our standards with a particular focus on ensuring the integrity of fibers and materials.
EU Ecolabel & Nordic Swan Ecolabel: Our manufacturer was the first denim company to receive the Nordic Swan and the EU Ecolabel certifications which are labels of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting high environmental standards throughout their life-cycle and enabling consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.
ISO 14001, 9001, 27001 & 50001: Since our manufacturer has always held to strict compliance our company has ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System, with similar ISO certified systems including ISO 50001 to manage energy, ISO 9001 to manage quality and OHSAS 180001 to manage health and safety.
STeP by Oeko-Tex: Our manufacturer’s production facilities are certified to STeP by OEKO-TEX® - the first manufacturer in Turkey and among a handful globally to achieve this. This certification has a strong focus on chemicals management as well as environmentally and socially responsible production.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) & Higg: The SAC is currently the leading global multi-stakeholder initiative in the fashion and textile sector with the aim of harmonizing the way sustainability is measured across the board and our manufacturer was the first and is still the only member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition from Turkey. Our manufacturer was also one of the first manufacturers in the world to have a verified performance scored on the Higg Index Facility Environment Module (Higg FEM).
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC): Our manufacturer is fully committed and an active signatory member of the ZDHC Foundation’s Roadmap to Zero programme and shares and manages its responsible chemicals and wastewater usage through the ZDHC platforms.
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI): BCI is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to promote measurable improvements in the environmental and social impacts of cotton production. A significant portion of our manufacturer’s cotton is sourced through BCI.
Bluesign: Our manufacturer became a bluesign® SYSTEM partner in early 2020. Bluesign® SYSTEM partners are committed to applying the bluesign® SYSTEM which unites the entire textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment. And bluesign® SYSTEM is widely recognised as the world’s highest industry standard in this area.
Sedex: Sedex is one of the world’s largest organizations for helping companies manage responsible sourcing in their supply chain and through our membership of SEDEX, our manufacturer customers can see how we meet our social and ethical responsibilities and we also use the tool to manage our supply chain.