Right from the start, we set ourselves sustainability goals, which we continuously pursue and implement step by step. When manufacturing our products, we use GRS-certified materials to keep the impact as low as possible.
GRS – WORLDWIDE RECYCLED STANDARD
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed in 2008. On January 1st, 2011, responsibility was handed over to the Textile Exchange.
The label established itself as an international, fully-fledged product standard that manufacturers can apply for on a voluntary basis. Products with the Global Recycled Standard label must not only disclose recycled materials, but the manufacturing companies must transparently disclose their entire supply chain with regard to social requirements, environmental principles and sustainability.
The GRS label is awarded by independent quality assurance companies that check compliance with the high standards of the Global Recycle Standard Program. The main difference to other product seals for sustainable and socially influenced production lies in the use of recycled materials as raw materials and/or base materials for textile products. Using recycled raw materials to manufacture new products conserves natural resources and leads to lower energy consumption.
GOAL OF THE GLOBAL RECYCLING STANDARD
The aim of the Global Recycled Standard is to achieve higher percentages of recycled content in the products and to make the composition more transparent. As base material, pre-consumer waste from industry that cannot be otherwise used and post-consumer waste collected for recycling after use are allowed. At the same time, defined product requirements are linked to the seal.
CERTIFICATION OF THE WHOLE PRODUCTION CYCLE
The GRS ensures the traceability of the recycled materials and verifies their composition. It also places requirements on production to reduce harmful effects on people and the environment. The focus is on the production of the fibers, but is now taking the entire product life cycle into account. Each stage of production must be certified, starting with the recycling stage and ending with the last seller in the last business-to-business transaction.