We like to think we do things to the best of our ability. This is only our own perception, which is why, to give credibility to our work, we work with independent entities that judge and accredit our way of doing things. Below, we explain the types of certificates we have and what each one means.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS is an internationally recognised certificate that guarantees that products are made from at least 70% organic natural fibres. It therefore ensures the organic status of textiles, from the harvesting of raw materials, responsible and environmentally friendly manufacturing, to labelling and distribution.
Furthermore, it guarantees that GOTS-certified textiles have been produced free of pesticides, chemical fertilisers and insecticides.
The Global Organic Textile Standard was founded by four organisations: Organic Trade Association (OTA, USA), Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft (IVN, Germany), The Soil Association (UK) and Japan Organic Cotton Association (JOCA, Japan). GOTS came into being with the aim of making organic textile production standards internationally recognised.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
This certification guarantees that products labelled with this seal have been tested to ensure that they are free of harmful substances. Therefore, a garment with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate is a garment that is not harmful to health.
OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT
This certification consists of a verification of both manufacturers and chemical compounds. This allows verification that all products comply with the standards for environmentally responsible textile production.
OEKO-TEX® is an independent international association of 18 authorised institutes in 85 countries worldwide.
Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
The Globlal Recycled Standard verifies that the product itself is made from recycled materials and has been produced in compliance with social, environmental and chemical restrictions. This certificate takes into account both the finished products, the materials that have been needed to manufacture them and in general, the intermediate production processes. It also ensures that the working conditions of the workers who have carried out that product are optimal and that the harmful environmental and chemical impact has been minimised.
GRS was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008, and its ownership was transferred to Textile Exchange in 2011. Textile Exchange drives the industry's transformation towards preferred fibres, greater integrity, incorporation of sustainable standards into the business model and responsible supply networks.
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
The Better Cotton Initiative is an international organisation that works to uphold the best standards in cotton production. One of its objectives is to ensure that all raw materials are sold at a controlled and fair price. In addition, it also advocates that the working conditions and wages of cotton producers are as optimal as possible.
With regard to the cotton production process, it promotes the reduction of the use of pesticides, chemicals and other substances that are harmful to the planet.
BCI is a global non-profit organisation. It is the world's largest cotton sustainability programme and aims to transform cotton production by addressing the negative effects of cotton cultivation and processing.
Calculate, Reduce, Offset
The Calculo, Reduzco y Compenso seal is the triple accreditation that Aenor and the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge make available to companies that are managing their carbon footprint.
- Calculate" refers to the calculation of the carbon footprint.
- Reduce" translates into the actions taken to achieve the reduction of the footprint.
- Offset' demonstrates how to compensate for emissions through developed removals or purchases of carbon credits.