Product Labelling & EPDs
Because we’re the manufacturer, we know exactly what we put in, so we know exactly what we get out. But don’t just take our word for it.
We believe we have the broadest collection of environmental fabrics from any textile manufacturer anywhere in the world.
Because we’re the manufacturer, we know exactly what we put in, so we know exactly what we get out.
But don’t just take our word for it.
Made with high standards
We put our fabrics through rigorous third-party eco-labelling standards which cover a wide range of different environmental profiles:
The EU Ecolabel, widely recognized by its flower logo, is a voluntary, government sponsored label administered by the European Union. The certification process is based on a set of criteria that evaluate the sourcing of the raw material, energy consumption, the manufacturing process, the use of hazardous substances and the product’s longevity. The EU Ecolabel certificate is based on life cycle considerations (ISO 14024).
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is the label for textiles which have been tested for substances and chemicals which are known to be harmful. The certification process is based on rigorous test methods and limit values which in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards. The test criteria include screening against prohibited azo dyes, formaldehyde and heavy metals and they are updated at least once a year on the basis of new scientific information or statutory requirements. Robust testing from all stages of production means that OEKO-TEX® contributes to high and effective consumer product safety.
Indoor Advantage Gold is a low-emitting material certificate for textiles and office furniture. The certificate is based on testing for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions including Formaldehyde and Aldehydes. Alongside testing, there is an array of additional requirements including a review of production processes, an audit of documented control systems and periodic inspection of manufacturing plants. We have worked with SCS Global Services to certify a wide selection of our different textile qualities including woolen, bast fiber, polyester and polypropylene.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a third-party verified document which transparently reports the environmental impacts of a product from a full lifecycle perspective. The foundation of an EPD is a life cycle assessment (LCA) which evaluates a product’s environmental performance over its entire lifecycle, normally from raw material extraction to manufactured product, its usage stage and end of life.
A wide range of environmental impacts are covered, including Global Warming Potential, Eutrophication Potential and Water Deprivation Potential. Certified EPDs follow Product Category Rules (PCRs), which determine how the LCA should be conducted, and also follow ISO 14025 type III protocols. They are valid for use in compliance regulations and green building schemes, such as LEED and BREEAM.