GOTS / OCS Blended / OCS 100
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, including restricting the use of chemical substances and requiring compliance with social criteria. OCS Blended applies to all goods that contain a mix of organic cotton with other material. The OCS 100 tracks the purchase, handling and use of 100% certified organic cotton fibres in yarns, fabrics and finished goods through the use of transaction certificates for factories that don’t yet comply to the GOTS standard.
OEKO-TEX¨ Standard 100 Class II is a globally uniform testing and certification system applying to raw materials used in textiles, intermediate and end products, at all stages of production.
Textile products may be certified according to OEKO-TEX¨ Standard 100 only if all components meet the required criteria without exception.
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent nonprofit organisation working with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for textile and garment workers. FWF tracks the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.As a socially responsible actor, Stanley and Stella commits to comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices.
Ethic and sustainability
We are demanding because we want to bring a product that is both different and can last long time.
Quality is a major point in our daily work.
Sustainability is about acting according to your beliefs. About treating your workforce and every living being around you with the respect they deserve. About preserving and managing your immediate environment in a way that means it can continue to flourish for generations to come.
Nothing to hide
Ethics is at the heart of a lot of discussions. Especially when it comes to textile production in Asia. We understand that and want to be transparent about it. We have proved like a few sustainable brands that it’s possible to produce while respecting people, and even helping them to develop new skills and be happy and proud in their work.
Since our beginnings, a little more than 4 years ago, we have already noticed big changes and evolution from our suppliers, but also for us and our customers, meaning ways of thinking and acting are changing in many ways.
Affiliation meaning real commitment
To help us in that mission, we have decided to become members of the Fairwear Foundation. Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, nonprofit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for textile and garment workers. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.
Stanley & Stella was conceived from a belief that the textiles industry has to start acting a lot more responsibly. From raw materials to the finished product, shipping, marketing, we are sustainable.
We are committed to genuine sustainability right through our supply chain, starting with raw materials where we only use organic cotton, wool, tencel, modal or recycled polyester.
By using organic cotton we drastically reduce the use of water. We allow crop rotations, and biodiversity. There’s no use of GMO’s and the result is also a softer cotton that you can directly feel on your skin when you wear it. By using the other fabrics we also take part in the recycling process and also take part in the preservation of the nature.