Certifications

Social Accountability International

SA8000 - Social Accountability International

This social responsibility standard is a code of conduct verification and factory certification program that enables manufacturers to demonstrate social compliance to buyers. Largely for apparel, textiles and manufacturing, it is the leading social certification for factories to have. It shows fair treatment of workers and is abides by labour provisions within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labour Organization. It does not have a consumer facing label.

ISO

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS).

Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Oeko-Tex

Oeko-Tex

Standard 100 is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.

Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types.

The Global Organic Textiles Standard

The Global Organic Textiles Standard [GOTS]

GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.

It ensures the organic status of textiles from the first processing step in the textile supply chain through to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling, trading and distribution.

The standard covers all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibres. The GOTs label provides credible assurances to end consumer.

World Fair-Trade Organisation

World Fair-Trade Organisation

World Fair-trade Organisation [WFTO] is the largest global network of Fair Trade Organisations representing the entire supply chain

Pure organics was certified in 2014 and they implement the 10 principles :

  1. Compliance with local laws

  2. Prohibition of forced labour

  3. Prohibition of child labour 

  4. Prohibition of harassment or abuse

  5. Compensation and benefits

  6. Hours of work

  7. Health and safety

  8. Prohibition of discrimination

  9. Freedom of association

  10. Environment

  11. Security

  12. Customs compliance 

FLO-CERT

FLO-CERT

FLO-CERT is a global certification and verification body for Fair-trade products and assures fairness across global supply chains

Pure Organics received FLO-CERT certification in 2008 and practice and promote all the Fairtrade principles.

Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to verify and improve workplace conditions. FWF represent over 120 brands, bringing together the key components needed for sustainable change to improve workplace conditions

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
[WRAP]

WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.

WRAP implements the following 12 principles;

  1. Compliance with local laws

  2. Prohibition of forced labour

  3. Prohibition of child labour 

  4. Prohibition of harassment or abuse

  5. Compensation and benefits

  6. Hours of work

  7. Health and safety

  8. Prohibition of discrimination

  9. Freedom of association

  10. Environment

  11. Security

  12. Customs compliance 

Bluesign

Bluesign

Bluesign is a certification for the textile industry focusing on legal compliance in relation to environmental health and safety. The certification standard combines aspects of consumer safety, water and air emissions and occupational health, with a particular focus on the reduction of harmful substance usage at early stages of production.