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80% of a product’s environmental impact is decided on the design table. Consumers can make good choices when there is transparency in the fashion supply chain and responsible sourcing of materials. Positives in this area are the use of natural and sustainably-harvested materials, avoiding materials that are linked to human rights abuses or environmental damage, and sourcing materials close to where they are going to be used. The good news is there are organizations that offer independent certification of a brand’s claims of sustainability.
Global Recycled Standard (GRS) 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.
LEED is the most widely used and well recognized green building rating system around the world.
Bluesign With a focus on sustainable chemistry, the bluesign® SYSTEM seeks to provide transparency along the entire textile value chain.
Certified B Corporations meet a strict set of standards measuring a company’s environmental impact. B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
GOTS The Global Organic Textile Standard To build a truly sustainable textile industry, GOTS evaluates the processing and manufacturing of textiles on the basis of both, environmental and social criteria. To become GOTS certified, it is mandatory to meet all of the criteria.
The Higg Index of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability.