Working with certifications has always been a big part of our traceability and integrity strategy. To us, it is a matter of credibility. Having the right certificates shows that we are a company that is serious about sustainability and determined to make a difference.
Our certifications give the consumer reassurance that the product they buy in fact has been inspected and certified by a third party. This gives a guarantee that the raw fiber input, the production process, the chemicals used and the working conditions for people involved is handled in the best possible way and that they meet the world leading standards for integrity and transparency.
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) is the world’s leading certification standard for organic textiles including both ecological and social criteria. GOTS covers every step in the production process from the fibers to the finished garment.
There are two levels of GOTS certification. GOTS 1, where the composition must consist of at least 95% organic fibers, whereas the composition in a GOTS certified garment must consist of at least 70% organic fibers.
The majority of our products are GOTS certified. Most of these products are GOTS certified while only a small percentage is GOTS 2 certified.
KnowledgeCotton Apparel is certified by Control Union, lic. no. 847594
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is the world’s leading certification standard for recycled textiles including both ecological and social criteria. GRS covers every step in the production process, from the fiber to the finished garment.
For a garment to be GRS certified its composition must consist of at least 50% recycled fibers. This could be either pre-consumer content, post-consumer content, or a combination.
KnowledgeCotton Apparel is certified by Control Union, lic. no. 847594.
Organic Content Standards (OCS) is a certification that verifies the amount of organic cotton in the final product and only considers the fibers used in the composition.
There are two levels in OCS certification: OCS 100 is only given to products that contain 95-100% organic fibers. OCS blended certification is used for products that are a mix of organic material blended with conventional materials. The exact percentage of organic content can always be found on the label inside the garment.
KnowledgeCotton Apparel is certified by Control Union, lic.no. 847594.
Vegan PETA approved
We have teamed up with PETA and uses their “Vegan” logo to make it clear to our customers that they are buying a cruelty-free product with no use of animal materials. This means that all our products except the ones made of wool is Vegan PETA approved.
We don’t use silk, leather or fur in any of our products for ethical reasons.
Therefore, you can be sure that every garment which this logo adorns is made in the most responsible and ethical way possible.
ECOVERO™ is the new standard in eco-responsible viscose. ECOVERO is derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers tailor to a sustainable lifestyle, contributing to a cleaner environment.
TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers are produced
by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. TENCEL™ fibers are found in the collections of many leading designers and renowned retailers.
CarbonNeutral is a certification that applies to three key areas in our company’s organization.
• The company – for example usage of heat, water, electricity as well as employees travelling and daily actions.
• Delivery – all shipping of goods from suppliers to the company and from the company to the customers.
• Packaging – looking at the used packing materials and the recycled content and the distance it travels.
So, through a combination of reducing our internal emissions and financing carbon projects around the world we have reduced our emissions to net zero in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. As a result, we have achieved CarbonNeutral® status.