At this point we would like to introduce companies that are particularly concerned about fair trade and environmentally friendly production. We are one of the few textile printers in Europe to offer GOTS-certified printing on textiles.
This is characterized by the use of genetically unmodified plants and the absence of artificial chemicals and fertilizers.
This type of management is now practiced in over 24 countries, and global production is showing annual growth rates of over 50%. The advantages of cultivating “organic cotton” are manifold:
The seals for organic cotton almost always contain standards regarding the social acceptability of trading in cotton, cotton products and their processing. In the same way, special certificates for fair trade and fair production do not ignore certain environmental standards. Fair and organic go hand in hand and cannot be separated.
More than 100 million households worldwide are involved in cotton production. The poor working conditions in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries are well known. However, various organizations and producers have made it their task to also strengthen the weaker links in the production chain. The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF for short) is one of the most important institutions in the clothing sector. The foundation checks whether the actors united under it implement the strict guidelines. The Code can be broadly broken down into the following 8 points:
Cotton is a crop that is mainly grown in subtropical countries such as Turkey, Pakistan and India, but also in the USA.
Cotton has a long growing season, which is why catch crops are generally avoided for reasons of profitability. This reduces the quality of the soil, and weeds that are prevented from thriving by changing crop rotation cause additional damage to the soil.
Due to the disadvantages, the cultivation of cotton has the reputation of being ecologically particularly incompatible. A rethink has been taking place since the early 1990s. More and more producers are switching to environmentally friendly production.
Stanley and Stella was founded with the belief that the textile industry needs to start acting more responsibly. From the very beginning, the company relied on fashionable cuts and consistently fair and sustainable production.
The workers responsible for making the garments are treated fairly and paid fairly. This is guaranteed by Stanley & Stella’s membership in the FairWear Foundation.
Stanley & Stella works exclusively with environmentally friendly materials such as certified organic cotton, organic cotton mixed with Tencel or Modal, linen or recycled polyester (from PET bottles). Almost all of the items made from organic cotton are certified according to the recognized GOTS standard.
Other certifications: OCS 100, OCS Blended, OEKO-TEX, REACH