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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 certified and inspected by a third party. This gives a guarantee for the raw fiber input, the production process, the chemicals used and the people involved is all done in the best possible way and that they meet the world leading standards for integrity and transparency.

You can find the certification labels inside your KnowledgeCotton Apparel garments next to the care instructions label. We have our products certified because we want to ensure the integrity of our sustainability claim and prove that we are transparent, credible and trustworthy.
GOTS
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 fibre to the finished garment.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel is certified by Ecocert Greenlife, Lic.No. 151833.

GRS
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 fibre to the finished garment.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel is certified by CU, Lic.No. 847594.

OCS
Organic Content Standards (OCS) is a certification that verifies the amount of organic cotton in the final product and only takes into account the content of the fibre.

There are two levels in OCS certification: OCS 100 is only given to products that contain 95-100% organic fibres. 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 Ecocert Greenlife, Lic.No. 151833.

KCA Requirement
KCA is our own label for a pool of products which for some reasons do not fit into a certification standard or that are in the process of converting from KCA Requirement to third-party certifications.

The reason we use KCA Requirement is to push the boundaries and develop new sustainable products. You can rest assured that the fibre and fabric content always comes from a sustainable source and that the production is done according to our own high requirements for quality and social compliance.

Our supply chain also holds the following standards:

SA8000
The SA8000® Standard is the leading social certification standard for factories and organisations across the globe.

BSCI
BSCI is a supply chain management system that supports companies in driving social compliance and making improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains.

Fair
We contribute to fair and sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.

 

 

Text: Bläck & Co and KnowledgeCotton Apparel
Photo: Fabien Voileau with Paul Duvignau