Sustainability

With our products we pursue a resource-saving development.
We therefore use selected and credible seals in the selection of materials and
production, thus contributing to the protection of people, animals and the environment.

More information on the seals currently in use can be found below:

Label Description Social Criteria Ecological Criteria

Grüner Knopf

The Grüne Knopf is a governmental, consumer-friendly and sustainable label for textiles. It covers social and environmental criteria. In addition to a required product test, the company itself is also be tested in order to be able to prove human rights, social and ecological responsibility.

https://www.gruener-knopf.de/

Further certificates from A-Z

Ecovero

LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Fibers offer customers an environmentally friendly viscose fiber with low environmental impact. The manufacturing process, from certified renewable wood sources, is extremely environmentally conscious and meets a high environmental standard.  A special manufacturing system allows the identification of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose fibres in the end product.

LENZING™ and ECOVERO™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.

www.ecovero.com

Fairtrade

Products that bear the "Fairtrade Cotton" seal are made of Fairtrade-certified cotton that is grown using environmentally friendly practices.  It also guarantees an improvement of socially acceptable living and working conditions in production that are sustainably assured.

www.fairtrade.net

GOTS

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as a leading global standard for processing textiles from organically produced natural fibres. We comply with all environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain with simultaneous compliance with social criteria.

www.global-standard.org

GRS

With the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), a company can record the exact amount of recycled material in a product and track it through the entire production chain. In addition to social, ecological and chemical guidelines in production, the products are also tested for additives used in accordance with GRS requirements. 

https://textileexchange.org/integrity/

Made in Green

With a MADE IN GREEN Product ID a proof will be provided that a product has been tested for harmful substances. This is done through certification according to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. It also guarantees that the textile product was manufactured using sustainable processes under environmentally friendly and socially acceptable working conditions. This is achieved by certification according to STeP by OEKO-TEX.

www.oeko-tex.com/de/unsere-standards/made-in-green-by-oeko-tex

OCS

The "Organic Content Standard" (OCS 100 - min. 95% organic material) and the "Organic Content Standard blended" (OCS blended - min. 5% organic material) allows the exact amount of organic material to be captured in a product and to be followed through the production chain.  However, this standard does not include requirements to use chemical additives and does not include any guidelines on environmental management and social responsibility.

www.textileexchange.org/integrity/

RDS

With the RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD (RDS) we support animal welfare in the areas down and feather production. The standard covers the entire value-added chain and thus demonstrates full transparency. The integrated system of traceability is applicable to both industrial and rural businesses. You make sure that ducks and geese, from which the down is extracted, have different animal welfare criteria are observed (e.g. no forced feeding and live plucking).

www.responsibledown.org/

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX

The focus of this seal is to protect the consumer.  Labelled textile products are tested for harmful residues and thus emphasise our requirement for high quality. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a globally standard testing and certification system for raw, interim, and end product textiles at all stages.  A valid Oekotex certification also covers the EU Directives in accordance with Reach. The following certificates were issued for the companies of the Schmidt Group:  11.0.89113, 12.0.05941, 11.0.94889, 17.0.22551, 17.0.18094, 17.0.22554, 19.0.82732 und 98.0.3709.

www.oeko-tex.com

Tencel

The TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres come from the renewable raw material wood - from near-natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. The wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group are obtained from certified and controlled sources. An environmentally conscious, closed production process guarantees low ecological impact and high resource efficiency. In addition to a convincing environmental aspect, the material also offers extraordinary properties that are immediately noticeable: skin-friendly and soft touch, with high breathability and a fashionable look.

The TENCEL™ Modal fibre is mainly produced from the renewable raw material beech wood. Environmentally friendly production is supported by the use of renewable energy and the recovery of process chemicals. Textiles made from TENCEL™ Modal fibres have a particularly soft feel that lasts even after repeated washing.

www.lenzing.com/de/produkte/tencel-tm/