In order to ensure our products are in compliance with recognised international regulations and standards related to the textile and garment industries, we have been working with certifying bodies such as GOTS, Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex, ToxFMD, Bluesign System and ZDHC Gateway to adhere to stringent requirements in the textile supply chain.
The following gives brief description about each of our compliance partners :
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) certification is showing the compliance of the products to GOTS standards, which aim to ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling, in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
Eco Passport by Oeko Tex
Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex is a certification program by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their products can be used in a sustainable textile production by eliminating use of substances that are harmful to environment, and also emphasize on the product safety aspect from customers' point of view.
ToxServices' Full Materials Disclosure (ToxFMD) Program provides a streamlined platform for chemical hazard assessment. The ToxFMD Program is used by ZDHC members to document conformance with the ZDHC MRSL. ToxFMD is also an integral part of Levi Strauss & Co. Screened Chemistry Program, and supports hazard reduction and informed substitution.
Bluesign system is an emerging standard for environmental and safety in the supply chain of textile industry. It provides independepent auditing to the textile mill or chemical supplier. The audit findings will focus on reducing risks and impacts to people, environment and resources, by suggesting ways to promote continuous improvement in environment performance and sustainable manufacturing.
ZDHC Gateway is a ZDHC data exchange platform that enables chemical formulators to securely share chemical information in-line with the ZDHC standards and tools. Brands and textile, footwear and leather suppliers use ZDHC Gateway to ensure conformance with ZDHC industry standards to reduce hazardous chemical use.
The ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) is a program which takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile, leather and footwear value chain. The goal is to eliminate the use of priority hazardous chemicals by focusing on the following areas :
- Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) & Conformity Guidance
- Wastewater Quality
- Audit protocol
- Data and Disclosure