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Partner Certifications

On this page you can read about the certifications some of our partners work with. The certifications and standards are internationally recognized, and designed to instil confidence and consistency within the industry.

Bluesign®

Partners with this certification: Achievetex, M.i.t.i, Polartec, Schoeller. Toray Intl., PrimaLoft, LTP Lithuania, LTP Vietnam

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. BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good. As a solution provider and knowledge broker, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Corresponding to this approach, BLUESIGN encourages the industry to increase their efforts in sustainable processes step by step.

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BSCI - Business Social Compliance Initiative

Partners with this certification: Intermax, LTP Vietnam, State of Wow, Topko

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Please Note: The BSCI program is not a program for certification - a supplier may not receive a formal certificate upon conclusion of the BSCI audit. The BSCI program is a voluntary system by which BSCI members (retailers and brands) work with their suppliers to be in compliance with the BSCI code of conduct.

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ISO 14001

Partners working with this certification: Harvest SPF, Anada, Grandqvist, PROLEN®YARN, Carvico, M.i.t.i., Sensitive, Sitip

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.

Designed for any type of organization, regardless of its activity or sector, it can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

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Higg FEM - Facility Environmental Module

Partners working with this tool: LTP Lithuania, LTP Vietnam, Carvico

The Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes - at every stage in their sustainability journey - to measure social and environmental sustainability performance. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is the leading assessment for standardized supply chain sustainability assessment. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment. The Higg Facility Environmental Module informs manufacturers, brands, and retailers about the environmental performance of their individual facilities, empowering them to scale sustainability improvements.

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Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Partners working with this certification: Schoeller, Pidigi

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, fashion stakeholders worked during 2018 to identify ways in which the broader textile, clothing and fashion industry can move towards an holistic commitment to climate action. They created the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action which contains the vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Fashion Industry Charter was launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.

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Sedex

Partners working with this certification: Tacx, Intermax

Sedex is a membership organisation that provides one of the world’s leading online platforms for companies to manage and improve working conditions in global supply chains. Sedex provides practical tools, services and a community network to help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices, and source responsibly.

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GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard

Partners with this certification: Comfy, LTP Lithuania

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer. Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.

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Reach

Partners with this certification: All who are required to work with it

REACH is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force in 2007, replacing the former legislative framework for chemicals in the EU. REACH shifts the responsibility from public authorities to industry with regards to assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals and providing appropriate safety information for their users. The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, including the promotion of alternative test methods, as well as the free circulation of substances on the internal market and the enhancement of competitiveness and innovation.

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Fair Wear

Partners with this certification: LTP Lithuania, LTP Vietnam

Together with garment brands and other industry players, Fair Wear Foundation work on better labour conditions for the people who make the clothes. The men and women working in clothing factories often are employed under dangerous and abusive conditions for poverty wages. That is why FWF pushing towards a new normal, where workers feel safe and respected and receive a salary that is enough to provide for their families. Fair Wear brands show that there is a better way to make clothes, a way that puts the people who make them front and centre. FWF is determined to make this the new normal.

LTP Group and Fair Wear members have jointly committed to making step-by-step improvements in the lives of the people who make their clothes. This means a commitment to uphold the Fair Wear Code of Labour Practices. Fair Wear verifies the process of step-by-step improvements towards full implementation of the Code of Labour Practices.

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FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council

Partners with this certification: Packaging Suppliers

The FSC® system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources. FSC® is a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

FSC® enables businesses and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy, and create positive change by engaging the power of market dynamics.

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OEKO-TEX®

Almost all of our materials suppliers work with this certification.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is designed to ensure a product has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our 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. 

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