Why are certifications important?
The Fashion and Textile sector is considered one of the most polluting in the world. Fortunately, sustainability is becoming one of the fundamental pillars for companies. However, we still have a long way to go, from the selection of our raw materials, to the circularity of the end of life of the product, through the production processes, not to mention the consumption habits of our society.
Consumers in general and new generations in particular are becoming aware of the great environmental and social challenges that are presented to us. Our obligation as an integral part of the sector’s value chain is to respond to this need.
At Holistex we know that the decisions we make today have consequences for the future of our Planet. For this reason we are committed to our actions taking into account how we can contribute to improving and conserving our natural environment. Like many other companies in the sector, we are determined to work to leave a better world for future generations.
In the same way, we think that it is important to be able to demonstrate these wishes with facts. One of the ways we can do this is with the help of certification systems. There are many certifications and initiatives related to sustainability in our sector.
At Holistex, we are proud to have been the first company in Spain to obtain the BLUESIGN® certification in 2012. BLUESIGN® is one of the most demanding certifications in terms of product health and safety, efficiency and traceability of processes and respect for safety and welfare of workers.
What is BLUESIGN®?
BLUESIGN® is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work and everyone to live. Powered with a holistic approach, BLUESIGN® traces the path of each textile throughout the manufacturing process, making improvements at all stages of the production process. At the same time, it improves the environmental impact of fabrics, as a solution provider and knowledge agent, it acts as an independent verifier to ensure trust and transparency. Consistent with this approach, it encourages the industry to step up its efforts in sustainable processes step by step.
Definitely, BLUESIGN® represents the vision and mentality of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of consumer textile products.
In addition, we have other certificates that reinforce our vision, those are:
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100
Is the most widespread and recognized certification in relation to the safety of textile products for consumers.
Global Recycled Standard, Organic 100 and Organic Blended
Are the certifications that allow us to guarantee the traceability throughout our production process, of the fabrics made up of fibers from organic cultivation and of recycled origin, and as an extension of the rest of our products.
At Holistex Group we stand out for our holistic vision for sustainable textile production, thanks to our traceability and transparency regarding the production process we have the previous certifications and we continue working to obtain future certificates that continue to support our work.