Explaining Product Certification & Green Labels

Publié par Marco Akamawa le

At CHIMPS World all products are strictly connected with at least one green and/or ecological production-certification in order to make sure the products that you wear are rightfully carrying a fitting "green" label.

This article explains what these green labels and ecological certificates represent:

 OCS logo for CHIMPS textile products

Since 2000 the Organic Content Standard (OCS) can be found on textile products.

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.

The OCS 100 relies on third-party verification to confirm whether a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. OCS allows for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of organic material content claims on products. OCS 100 covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of a product that contains at least 95 percent certified ‘organic’ materials.

 

 

The EU - REGULATION EEC NO. 834/2007 OF ORGANIC PRODUCTION can be found on textile products.

Since the beginning of regulated European Union (EU) organic certification, Controlunion provides companies all over the world with a wide range of services including organic certification and the issueance of the Certificate of Inspection (C.O.I.) through TRACES.

The principle of organic agriculture is the sustainable production of food from balanced and fertile soil. The farm has to be managed according to the organic regulations without genetically modified organisms (GMO) and synthetics. During production and processing, the organic and non-organic products must be clearly separated and contamination must be prevented. To reach the organic market, the whole chain of organic production needs to be inspected. Should all requirements be fulfilled, the organic certificate can be issued and the applicable logo can be used on the certified products.

 

 global recycle standard for chimps products

The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) can be found on textile products.

The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and ownership was passed to the Textile Exchange on 1 January 2011. The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.

The GRS is intended to meet the needs of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate) and to verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimised. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching in more than 50 countries.

 

naturtextile and naturleathercertification for chimps products

The IVN - NATURTEXTIL certification can be found on textile and leather products.

The organisation IVN (Internationale Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft e. V.) was founded in 1999 and has developed two quality seals: Naturtextil IVN certified BEST and Naturleder IVN certified. These two seals are responsible for safeguarding and reviewing the entire textile production chain, both in terms of ecological standards and social accountability.

The IVN standard provides ecological quality and encourages eco-friendly textile and leather products. Certified textiles may carry the IVN certified or IVN certified BEST label. This certification brings a greater sense of confidence to the consumer, as residue limits are much more stringent than those legally permitted. Naturtextil IVN certified BEST is a standard for eco-friendly textiles with the strictest requirements for ecological textile production at the highest technical levels. Only a select range of products can meet this standard.

 

 recycled claim standard for chimps products

The RCS 100 - RECYCLED CLAIM STANDARD certification can be found on textile products.

The RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) is used as a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain. The standard was developed through work done by the Materials Traceability Working Group, part of OIA's Sustainability Working Group. The RCS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard.

The RCS verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a final product. This happens through input and chain-of-custody verification from a third party. It allows for the transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of recycled material content claims on products. RCS can be used as a business-to-business tool to give companies the means to ensure that they are selling quality products and getting what they pay for. It is also used as a way to ensure accurate and honest communication with consumers. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching.

 

 sustainable fiber program certif for CHIMPS products

The Sustainable Fibre Programme (SFP) can be found on textile related products.

Since the beginning of regulated European Union (EU) organic certification, Controlunion provides companies all over the world with a wide range of services including organic certification and the issueance of the Certificate of Inspection (C.O.I.) through TRACES.

The principle of organic agriculture is the sustainable production of food from balanced and fertile soil. The farm has to be managed according to the organic regulations without genetically modified organisms (GMO) and synthetics. During production and processing, the organic and non-organic products must be clearly separated and contamination must be prevented. To reach the organic market, the whole chain of organic production needs to be inspected. Should all requirements be fulfilled, the organic certificate can be issued and the applicable logo can be used on the certified products.

 

 AB agic bio France for CHIMPS products

Since 2007 the AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE FRANCE certification can be found on textile-related products on the French market.

AB is the French organic market’s private label. AB requirements have to be followed in addition to those requested by EU-Organic. Our global network of offices in co-operation with local agencies, under the umbrella of our accredited Dutch head office, allows us to make certification efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.

 

 GOLS Global Organic Latex standard for CHIMPS Footwear

Since 1997 the GLOBAL ORGANIC LATEX STANDARD (GOLS) can be found on natural latex / rubber products e.g. Footwear.

Control Union Certifications has pioneered the first global standard for organic latex: the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). It is highly regarded, especially in the sleep products sector. GOLS outlines requirements for latex products made from organic raw materials, as well as for material from non-organic origins.
The standard addresses criteria for natural rubber from certified organic plantations (USDA NOP or EU) that is processed at manufacturing units. To achieve GOLS certification, a product must contain more than 95% of certified organic raw material. The GOLS standard features permissible limits for harmful substances, emission test requirements and polymer and filler percentages. Rubber plantations as well as processing units up to the final retailer are certified according to the standard. By using transaction certificates at every sale of a product in the supply chain, traceability from the plantation to the final retailer is ensured.

 

Since 1987 Rainforest Alliance Certified can be found on textiles.

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods by promoting and evaluating the implementation of the most globally respected sustainability standards in a variety of fields. Through RA-Cert, the Rainforest Alliance's auditing division, we provide our forestry, agriculture and carbon/climate clients with independent and transparent verification, validation and certification services based on these standards, which are designed to generate ecological, social and economic benefits.

 

 

Since 1989 Green Seal can be found on textile- and other products.

Green Seal develops life cycle-based sustainability standards for products, services and companies and offer third-party certification for those that meet the criteria in the standard. Green Seal has been actively identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, and helping organizations be greener in a real and effective way since 1989.

 

 

Since 2001 Greenguard can be found on textile- and other products.

The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors. Achieving GREENGUARD Certification gives credence to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, backing them with empirical scientific data from an unbiased, third-party organization.

 

 

Since 2006 Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) can be found on textile products.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedure are summarised in this section.

 

 

Since 1998 Fair Trade (USA) Certified can be found on textiles.

Fair Trade (USA) enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. They achieve their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

 

 

 


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