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Buyer’s Guide: GOTS, Ecolabels and Sustainable Production

It is very important to us to do everything we can to help preserve this lovely planet we live on, to support the people who do the hard work and to promote the sustainable and fair way of living and manufacturing.

In this blog post we would like to introduce you to some of the organic certifications you can see in our shop and on the products we sell.

Even though not all of our products are sustainably produced, we still like to give a special thumbs up to the ones who do – which is why we have clearly marked them in the shop.


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

GOTS certification basically means that the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles are made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibres.

Furthermore, a textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres whereas a product with the label grade ‘made with organic’ must contain a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres.

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used – including raw and dyed yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories such as zip fasteners, sewing threads and labels and many more.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 takes into account legal regulations, bans for materials and colourants, environmental impact of products and any warnings and notices for harmful chemicals.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 aims to mostly contribute to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view – with the test criteria going far beyond applicable national and international standards. OEKO-TEX® specifically distinguishes between four product classes: babies & toddlers, articles worn close to the skin, articles used away from and the decoration and furnishing materials.

EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel helps the consumer to identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their entire life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. EU Ecolabel is recognised throughout Europe – it is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted.

From the raw materials to manufacturing, packaging, distribution and disposal, EU Ecolabel products are evaluated by independent experts to ensure they meet criteria that reduce their environmental impact. The EU Ecolabel is an easy way to make an informed decision about the products and services you choose to purchase or use.  

Even though the EU Ecolabel scheme is voluntary, hundreds of companies across Europe have joined up because of EU Ecolabel’s competitive edge and commitment to the environment. Furthermore, customers can rely on the EU Ecolabel logo because every product and service is checked by independent experts.