RESPONSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Especially through the close relationships with our suppliers all over the world and the insights we have due to working well away from the tourist areas, we are very conscious of our responsibility towards our fellow human beings and our environment. We therefore treat the resources of our planet as gently as possible and ensure fair working conditions for all involved.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the internationally applied standard for the processing of organically produced natural fibres. THE GOTS standard guarantees safety and hygienic conditions in production facilities, ensures compliance with social criteria such as fair wages and defines environmental requirements along the production chain. The majority of our fashion collection as well as our kitchen and home textiles are certified with the GOTS seal. We as a company also carry this seal. This allows us to show that the production chain, starting with our manufacturers and ending with us, is completely certified and that all aspects of sustainability are comprehensively taken into account. Our licence number is: CU844876. You can find us in the GOTS database, where all certified companies are listed.
The GoodWeave® seal of quality is awarded to handmade carpets that comply with social standards. The GoodWeave® carpet seal was initiated by Indian non-governmental organizations, German and international aid agencies, as well as the GTZ, in order to abolish child labour in India and Nepal. Instead, children are given access to education. The seal also stands for the consideration of social and ecological standards such as fair wages, safe and hygienic working conditions as well as appropriate working hours for adult carpet weavers. Each GoodWeave® seal is labelled with a code. With the help of these codes, you can track exactly where your carpet comes from. The fees for certification are paid by the exporters and importers, which finance the inspections and the social and educational programmes.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD (GRS)
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international and fully-fledged product standard that largely relates to textiles. It ensures that social, ecological and chemical regulations are met during production. The aim of the GRS is to define requirements for the quality of materials and substances used. It also ensures good working conditions on site and implements compliance with ecological and chemical regulations in the manufacturing process. Our rain jackets carry the GRS seal.
We use natural materials such as organic cotton and EcoVero viscose for our fashion. Organic cotton is a renewable raw material, and its use has many advantages over conventional cotton. Growing organic cotton uses less water. In case of pest infestation, only biological means are used for control. In addition, cotton is fertilized organically. The environmentally friendly cultivation is beneficial for the local people and soil, but also for you and your skin. The natural material is durable, air-permeable and long-lasting.
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