We at BRANDS Fashion strive for a holistic approach to recycling: from the use of sustainable materials and compliance with ecological and social standards in our supply chains to resource-saving packaging and concepts for textile recycling. We also implement measures at our own site that contribute to environmental protection and strengthen the awareness for responsible action. Together with our suppliers and customers, we want to continue on this path to show that a sustainable textile industry is possible.
Memberships and Certifications
Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM products are evaluated for material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
As the first state seal, the GRÜNER KNOPF (“Green Button”) distinguishes textiles which have been produced socially and ecologically and which are brought onto the market by responsibly acting companies.
Fairtrade – Cotton
The Fairtrade seal guarantees stable minimum prices and a Fairtrade premium to sustainably improve the lives of cotton farmers. By purchasing Fairtrade-certified cotton you contribute to fair prices and good working conditions for producers in developing countries.
All of the cotton is Fairtrade certified, traded, audited and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Fairtrade means fairer trading conditions and opportunities for cotton producers in developing countries to invest in their businesses and communities for a sustainable future. Visit info.fairtrade.net/sourcing
All products with Fairtrade-certified cotton are marked accordingly.
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and guarantees a sustainable production of textiles, starting with the first textile working step with biologically produced, natural raw materials up to environmentally and socially responsible production.
OEKO-TEX Made in Green
The label MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® confirms that a product has been manufactured from materials tested for harmful substances and under environmentally and socially friendly working conditions. A product ID also enables the consumer to trace the entire supply chain.
Fairtrade Textile Production
As part of a PPP project (Public Private Partnership), supported by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), we are working together with Fairtrade on the implementation of the Fairtrade textile standard in a nominated supply chain. The focus is on the gradual introduction of living wages and the establishment of workers’ committees. The goal is certification according to the Fairtrade textile standard.
Since 1 January 2018, the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), the parent organisation of BSCI and BEPI, has been called amfori.
– The members of the amfori-BSCI commit themselves to the inspection of their suppliers by external inspection companies and the improvement of the social and labour law framework conditions of the workers in the production countries.
– The amfori-BEPI initiative has set itself the goal of improving the environmental requirements along the supply chains worldwide, among other things through the more targeted use of raw materials and the design of efficient production processes.
The German Textile Alliance is made up of representatives from industry, civil society, standard organisations and trade unions who work together to continuously improve social, ecological and economic sustainability along the entire textile chain.
Sedex is similar to the BSCI-amfori initiatives, an initiative to improve social and environmental standards in supplier companies, which is also based on independent controls by external third parties.
Within the framework of the „Bangladesh Fire Protection Agreement“, extensive inspections are carried out in the areas of building safety, fire protection and electrical safety in textile factories in Bangladesh and suppliers are supported in implementing improvement measures.
Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
Products with the GRS seal consist of at least 50% recycled material. The entire supply chain, from the recycling process to the sale of the goods, is certified according to the requirements of the standard.
The FSC has defined globally uniform basic principles for responsible forest management.
We offer our customers shoes (made of FSC-certified natural rubber) and packaging made of FSC-certified material.
Look for our FSC®-certified products!
Organic Blended Content Standard
The Organic Blended Content Standard distinguishes products that contain natural fibres from biological origin. The material flow from use to the end product is controlled and the entire process is certified by independent third parties.
ISO 9001 2015
The globally recognized standard EN ISO 9001 defines the minimum requirements for a quality management system (QM system). It considers the different areas of the organisation and defines them with the help of a manual in such a way that products and services can be provided that meet the expectations of third parties.
Declaration of Compliance
As part of our corporate duty of care, we are publicly committed to respecting human rights. To ensure this, we rely on internationally adopted guiding principles and conventions of the United Nations as well as the standards of the International Labor Organization.
The requirements that we place on our employees, suppliers and business partners for compliance with human rights and environmental protection are reflected in our Declaration of Compliance.