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Maximizing long-term social and environmental value to respond to the challenges of the modern world is a must for companies these days.
Nooteboom Textiles is aware of the environmental impact of the textile industry in general and the production of fabrics in particular. The company has open dialogues with its suppliers to drive awareness in this area and facilitate change in the textile manufacturing part of the value chain.
Furthermore, Nooteboom Textiles pays close attention to reduction of its carbon footprint in transportation.
With large range of the product portfolio carrying the OEKO-TEX® certification. The certification stands for customer confidence and high product safety. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s bestknown labels for textiles tested for harmful substances.
Nooteboom Textiles is certified supplier of GOTS, OEKO-TEX, RWS, OCS and GRS products.
GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard, which is a standard that not only verifies the presence and amount of organic material in fabrics and tracks the flow of raw materials from its source to the final product, but also audits companies to make sure these materials are processed according to strict standards.
The GOTS certificate only applies for fabrics that contain more than 70% organic cotton material and for companies that are ecological and socially responsible.
Nooteboom Textiles supports fair trade and cares about the well-being of textile workers all over the world.
GRS - Global Recycling Standard
GRS stands for Global Recycled Standard, which is a standard which verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in fabrics and tracks the flow of raw materials from its source to the final product. It is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. The GRS certificate only applies to fabrics that contain more than 50% recycled fibers. Nooteboom Textiles cares about the environment and actively participates in the initiative to give yarns a second life.
OCS - Organic Content Standard
OCS stands for Organic Content Standard, which is a standard that verifies the presence and amount of organic material in fabrics and tracks the flow of raw materials from its source to the final product. The OCS certificate only applies to fabrics that contain more than 95% organic cotton fibers.
Nooteboom Textiles cares about the environment and decided to invest in organic cotton, also known as bio-cotton
OEKO-TEX - Confidence in textiles
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a worldwide, consistent, independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, finished textile fabrics and end products at all stages of production. With their slogan “Confidence in textiles” Oeko-Tex became a worldwide synonym for responsible textile production, safety and transparency. Oeko-Tex certification is a very important step towards less usage of dangerous chemicals in the textile industry.
Nooteboom Textiles supports this initiative.
RWS - Responsible Wool Standard
RWS stands for Responsible Wool Standard, which is a standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on. The RWS is a solid standard that verifies the best practices in animal welfare and land management that farmers are implementing including handling, nutrition, medical treatments, and sustainable land management. The RWS certificate only applies to fabrics that contain 100% virgin wool. Nooteboom Textiles cares about the wellbeing of sheep all over the world and expects all wool suppliers to be RWS certified.