What seals and fabric certifications does Captain Denim work with?
At Captain Denim we work with different seals and certifications that certify that the fabrics we use respect the health, working conditions of workers and the environment. Despite being all encompassed within a common framework that is sustainability, each seal has clear and marked principles that we break down below:
- Global Organic Textile Standard: in the case of GOTS , the world's leading standard in the processing of textiles made with organic fiber, it is supported by independent certifications throughout the supply chain and, in addition, includes ecological and social criteria. The objective of this standard is based on establishing globally recognized requirements to guarantee the organic condition of textile products, from obtaining the raw material to the correct labeling of the final product, through environmentally responsible production.
In this sense, only those textile articles that contain a minimum of 70% organic fiber can be GOTS certified. Likewise, all chemical products, such as colorants and auxiliaries, must meet certain environmental and toxicological requirements, and the choice of accessories must also be in accordance with ecological aspects.
- Confidence Textiles: this seal guarantees that certified articles meet the ecological-human requirements of Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®. With this certification , the final consumer is assured that the textile products have been analyzed by controlling substances that are harmful to health.
- Global Recycled Standard: sets the requirements for the certification of recycled content. This seal guarantees the traceability of our products, in terms of the content of recycled material in the final composition of the article, which must be at least 20% of the total.
This allows the recycled content of the products to be verified, as well as the social, environmental and chemical practices that have been carried out in production.
- Dry Indigo: based on the new Dry Indigo technology, this seal includes a primary polishing of previous dyeing per second, which facilitates obtaining contrasting effects on the fabric, both through physical treatments and with the daily use of garments, personalizing them. In addition, this seal leads to a saving of 65% of water with respect to traditional dyeing processes and also makes the fabric 100% biodegradable. With this new Dry Indigo® technology we save = 100% water in the dyeing process / 89% fewer chemicals / 65% reduction in energy consumption / Zero water discharge. A technology certified and guaranteed under the ECO - TECHNOLOGY certificate from AITEX (textile research institute).
- Better Cotton Initiative (BCI): this certification defends the sustainable production of cotton in 3 basic pillars: environmental, social and economic. Mainly, with this initiative the raw material is offered at controlled prices and it is committed to decent work for workers in the producing countries. In addition, intermediaries are avoided by coming into direct contact with farmers.
BCI controls working conditions and the chemicals used in order to respect the rights of workers. In this sense, it tries to improve cultivation techniques and promotes the reduction of the use of pesticides and other chemical products that are harmful to health and the environment.
- OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT: this seal certifies that both the inks used to screen-print the t-shirts and the pre-treatment liquid do not contain substances that are harmful to health and are suitable for any type of skin.
And you, did you know these seals and certifications?