GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)

GOTS stendur fyrir Global Organic Textile Standard eða Alþjóðlegi staðallinn fyrir lífræna vefnaðarvöru. Merkið er rekið af fjórum samtökum um lífræna rækun eða OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) og JOCA (Japan) sem sammælast um kröfur fyrir lífræna vefnaðarvöru. 

Samkvæmt kröfum merkisins þarf vefnaðarvara að vera í að minnsta framleidd úr 95% lífrænt ræktuðum trefjum og framleiðslan þarf að vera hvoru tveggja umhverfislega og félagsleg ábyrg. Einnig er hægt að fá vottun fyrir vefnaðarvöru sem inniheldur minna en 95% af lífrænt ræktuðum trefjum ef bómullinn kemur sannarlega frá ræktun sem er að vinna að því að ná lífrænni vottun.

Sjá nánar: http://www.global-standard.org

 

DER BLAUE ENGEL

Þýsk yfirvöld ákveða innan hvaða vöruflokka er hægt að fá vottun. Viðmið merkisins eru þróuð í samvinnu við fulltrúa frá umhverfisyfirvöldum, iðnaði, neytendasamtökum ásamt öðrum hagsmunaaðilum og sérfræðingum.
Merkið var stofnað á Norðurlöndunum árið 1989. Merkið þýðir ekki að varan sé lífræn en í sumum vöruflokkum, til dæmis vefnaðarvöru er gerð krafa um að varan sé 100% lífræn til að fá Svansmerkið.
Blómið og Svanurinn eru opinber merki Íslands en Umhverfisstofnun fer með umsýslu þeirra. Umhverfismerkisnefnd tekur ákvarðanir um kröfurnar og í henni sitja fulltrúar yfirvalda, neytenda- og umhverfisamtaka, verslun og iðnaði.

Sjá nánar: https://www.blauer-engel.de/en/

 

IVN BEST

This IVN quality seal represents the highest currently possible environmental requirements for textile products. It consequently exceeds the requirements of GOTS. The fundamental difference is that BEST labeled products must consist of 100% certified organic fibers.

This list of accepted dyes and auxiliary agents is more restricted than it is for GOTS: For example no exception is made for the use of copper in dyes.

Mercerization, a pre-treatment of cotton yarns with caustic soda to increase its gloss, is forbidden. In addition, the use of optical brightening agents is not permitted. Accessories like inlays, emboidery yarns or edgings must be of natural fibers and may not consist of rayon.

Sjá nánar: http://www.naturtextil.com

 

SUSTAINABILITY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable: Our soapnuts are wildcrafted (forest-grown) and have not been planted on cleared/stripped land. Our soapnuts do not contribute to deforestation in any way. We only use a small percentage (under 5%) of the world's total supply of soapnuts.

Deliveries: Most of our ingredients are sourced from the UK. Our soapnuts are imported into the UK by ship-freight. We are committed to reducing air-freight of products and ingredients.

Packaging: Our packaging is made up entirely of recycled/recyclable plastic, glass, biodegradable cotton and paper, and we also do product refils. Our printed cards and marketing material is printed on fsc certified paper with vegetable ink. We have paper packaging or no packaging options for some of our products, hopefully helping our customers move to a plastic-free or zero-waste life, and reducing landfil as we go.

Office Workshop Policies: We only use recycled paper and have a full recycling programme in effect in our workshop. We recycle all packaging from ingredient/supplies deliveries including plastic bubble wrap. We do have the option for customers to choose only paper packaging.

100% Green: We are powered by 100% renewable energy!  Earth Day Every Day!

 

 

VEGAN

Certified Vegan: 100% of our products are certified vegan by The Vegan Society. The Vegan Society logo also appears online on our website and all of our product labels, so you can shop with absolute confidence.

No To Animal Testing: We do not test our products on animals, and we do not purchase ingredients from companies that perform animal testing. We do not use any animal-derived ingredients in any of our products.