What a maze. Do you have any idea what kind of certifications there are in the clothing industry, what they actually mean (IF they actually mean anything relevant for you), and how to make good use of them while shopping? Well I didn’t. I had heard of GOTS before, because of my own involvement with a sustainable clothing label, and of course about ‘something’ fair trade. But there is more, apparently. Below I have listed 4 important certifications available in the sustainable (clothing) industry, with a short indication of what they actually mean. So if you have plans to shop more sustainable (which you should!), make good use of this list. Remember some of them and in that way reduce the risk of being ‘greenwashed’. By the way, if you have any suggestions for other certifications that I should include, let me know!
A couple of weeks ago, I informed you about an upcoming series on this blog, about sustainable fashion. I already thought it would be an interesting, but complicated ordeal. This turned out to be very true. So much to read. So many opinions. So many experts. Today I proudly present you the first post in the series ‘Discover the world of Sustainable Fashion’.
Sustainable Fashion Definition
I love definitions. Often times they make life easier. They are also a great topic for discussion. In the case of sustainable fashion, it might not surprise you that there exists no formal definition. It seems impossible to formulate a definition of sustainable fashion that would be applicable to the current fashion industry.