On the other hand, the concept of sustainability is very broad, ranging from environmental aspects, to the design and production of garments, their use and end of life, including also logistic aspects – CO2 emissions linked to the transport of fashion items from the countries of production to the stores, or associated to online sales-, and social aspects related to the working conditions of workers in the sector and the relationship of retailers with their suppliers.
In this context, different certifications have emerged in recent years to help fashion companies focus their efforts on sustainability. Among them we highlight the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OCS (Organic Content Standard) standards, which establish requirements to ensure organic content in textile products and their responsible production with the environment and in the social field. And the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) and RCS (Recycled Content Standard) standards that focus on the certification of recycled content, the chain of custody and good environmental and social practices. The ultimate goal is to increase the use of organic and recycled materials in consumer products and reduce the impact caused during their production.
As part of our activity supporting companies in the fashion sector in the definition, implementation and monitoring of their sustainability strategies, a Sigillum Knowledge Solutions team participated last week in Madrid in the Sustainable Textile Auditor Training Course organized by ICEA, the Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification, which deepened all these certifications.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]