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Certificates and Seals

Quality and responsibility – these are what we like to consider our core values. Our fabrics’ quality is certified with seals of approval that bear witness to the high standard the manufacturers impose in addition to information about their ecological and environmental impacts.
All seals of quality are renewed annually.

You can see which seals, certificates and memberships were in our manufacturers’ possession when we last obtained an update (01/2016) on the following list (list is not intended to be exhaustive). By clicking on the label, you will be redirected to the respective website. You will also find out to which Code of Conduct the manufacturer has committed to.

Our friendly service team will be glad to assist you in case you have any queries concerning our products or manufacturers. Please call +44 2031372587.

Textiles

American Apparel

Quality made in America – California-based t-shirt manufacturer American Apparel has its production based in the heart of LA. The cotton they used is mostly organic wool from American production. This strategy of ‘vertically integrated manufacturing’ helps create short ways of transport as well as local jobs with fair wages.

www.americanapparel.com

Babybugz

Baby-friendly – Babybugz’ whole product line is produced in accordance with the certificate Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. To make their products more agreeable, the British textile producer Mantisworld dispenses with any allergy-provoking nickel compounds in their zippers and fasteners.

www.mantisworld.com

BagBase

Bagbase is Beechfield Brands’ bag brand. Just like its parent company, Bagbase makes sure that everything is sound and kosher. All of their products are certified with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, and they hold a firm stance pro fair trade and against wage dumping, child labour and exploitation.

www.beechfield.com

B&C

The Belgian producer B&C makes no compromises – all of its t-shirts, polo shirts, and sweatshirts are produced compliant with the earth-positive certificate Öko-Tex® standard. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) the company commits itself to maintaining social standards in every supplying country.

www.bc-collection.eu

Beechfield

Beechfield makes a point of producing its caps and hats in a fair and sound way. Social responsibility, environmental protection and strict adherence to laws are self-evident ethics for this manufacturer. They are open to regular quality audits at their production sites, and they demand the same standards from their suppliers.

www.beechfield.com

Bella

A healthy lifestyle, social responsibility: Bella doesn’t only talk about it, it’s put into practice. The company’s facilities are supplied with solar energy, their vehicles are hybrid cars, and - next to celebrating tree planting ceremonies - they use FSC certified paper. Commendable!

  • Certificates, seal and membership: CPSC
www.bella.com

Bertsch

The German provider for Hotel equipment supplies our pillow cases. The company has been one of Germany’s leading providers for hotel equipment and restaurants since 1986. All of their fabrics are certified with the Öko-Tex Standard 100. This implies that even very intensive contact with skin is 100% safe since no harmful substances are used.

www.bertsch-hotelwaesche.de

Cito

Cito is a German label by garment manufacturer ESGE, and it stands for smart underwear for men featuring business-like optics. Being a member GOTS, a family-owned association endorsing social responsibility and sustainable production throughout the textile sector.

www.esge.de

Continental Clothing

“Don’t wait, act“. This principle is what the guys from Continental Clothing Company have turned into a mission, and their EarthPositive collection caused a bit of a revolution in the organic textile industry. They were able to lower their production emissions by an incredible 90%. This progressive-thinking manufacturer is committed to ethical conduct and controlled procedures during farming, production and distribution. To this day it has remained a small business in private hands.

www.continentalclothing.com

Daiber

The Daiber label is a synergy of two trendy fashion brands – James & Nicolson and cap specialist Myrtle Beach. Their distinguished style is marked by using breathable material such as COOLMAX ®, LYCRA® or TEFLON®.

daiber.de und james-and-nicholson.de

Dickies

Dickies is a legend. This legend tells a tale of hard-working men with oil smeared across their faces, and we picture them sweating in the blistering Texas sun. This was 1922. A lot has happened since then - Dickies has turned into a stylish streetwear brand that is popular among skaters owing to the fabrics’ sturdiness. Their gear is built to last.

www.dickies.eu

Flexfit

The only true original: Flexfit sealed its rise to becoming one of the top producers for caps when they registered the patent on poly-weave Spandex. These fabrics are extremely flexible and comfortable, yet they never slip out of place. And of course – material and production are environmentally sound and strictly monitored.

www.flexfit.com

FRISURclothing

‘Great and creative clothing of decent quality’ is what streetwear label FRISURclothing do. It is probably fair to say that the boys from Berlin stay very true to their mantra. And we love their t-shirt range - Eileen, Robert and Co are some of our favourite products. Not least because quite a few of them were created in cooperation with Spreadshirt!

www.frisurclothing.com

Fruit of the Loom

The fruit code is what Fruit of the Loom calls the company’s Code of Conduct. This simple term means quite a lot as it stands for sustainable and safe textile production as well as a fair work environment. Fruit of the Loom’s does not only apply the fruit code to its own production, but also to their suppliers.

www.fruitoftheloom.eu

MBW

MBW is specialised in merchandising products such as our teddy bear. The family-owned business has its production sites in the Far East. Continuous quality assurances as well as social responsibility are at the heart of the company’s endeavours. It mainly cooperates with producers manufacturing in accordance with Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) or International Council of Toy Industry (ICTI) , and they help their partners fulfil these standards.

www.mbw.sh/qualitaet

Miles

Founded in 1896, E. H. C. Michahelles established a trading house in Hamburg, which grew into what is known as MILES, today – a multinational company with 80 subsidiaries in 40 different countries. Their global approach involves accepting responsibility with respect to the staff in their international production sites. It adheres to BSCI principles.

www.miles-fashion.de/philosophy

Result Headwear

Since 1994, Result Headwear has been producing trendy headgear. The British company combines urban look and feel with an uncompromising attitude against child labour as well as any kind of discrimination and exploitation in the workplace.

www.resultheadwear.com

Russell

When a company such as Russel can look back at a 110-year company history, you can be sure that they got a thing or two right. Among these are innovation, quality and integrity. Today all of their production sites are regularly inspected by WRAP, an independent organisation that awards the ÖkoTex 100 certificate.

www.russelleurope.com

SOL’s

Sol's - The Fair Spirit. This is the French producer’s mantra, and you have to take them at their word. The textile and bag producer holds a considerable amount of certificates and agreements such as proven and audited textiles, fair trade, environmental protection etc. – way to build trust!

www.sols-europe.com

Sonatex

Please note – these guys take their ethics really seriously. NO FABRICS FOR RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS! This slogan adorns their website in capital letters. Sonatex is Germany’s biggest textile producer, and the production of its brand Sonar goes in line with their ethics which have earned them many and diverse certificates.

www.sonatex.de

Spreadshirt

Spreadshirt’s own Premium Collection has made a dream come true. In cooperation with our Turkish supplier, we have found a reliable partner assuming a high degree of social responsibility. All products of our Spreadshirt Collection have been certified with the Öko-Tex® seal.

Stanley & Stella

European trend label Stanley & Stella is more than just a provider of sound organic threads. Stanley & Stella is the ‘Streetcar named Desire’ in terms of clothing: Their clothing combine a casual style with a pinch of rock’n’roll and a sound, green conscience. The organic farmer and garment manufacturer only chooses partners who are committed to sustainable and eco-friendly conduct as well as respectful treatment of staff.

www.stanleystella.com

Stedman

Promotion T-shirts that live up to the highest quality demands have been produced by Stedman for over 60 years. This American producer has remained ever-faithful to this motto. One reason for this may be adherence to environmental standards such as OEKO-TEX®100 and a company policy set on fairness and integrity. Certificate and Seal: OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

www.stedman.eu

Urban Classics

Urban Classics is a producer of trendy every-day streetwear in outstanding quality. Their high-quality products have been produced while adhering to responsible use of resources and fair treatment of staff. Urban Classics also supports the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).

  • Memberships:> BSCI
  • Spreadshirt Code of Conduct signed.
www.urban-classics.net

Prints and Foils

Flex

We have been provided with current, supplier-requested Oeko-Tex® Certificates (Product Class I) for flex foils in the colours black, white, cream, yellow, neon yellow, yellow gold, orange, neon orange, brown, burgundy red, red, neon pink, magenta, purple, lavender, sky blue, light blue, blue, navy, green, neon green, bright green, Glow in the dark, power-reflex, halogen-reflex, silver, matte silver, grey, matte gold, gold-metallic.

Flock

All flock foils have current and valid Oeko-Tex® Certificates (Product Class II).

Digital Direkt

As our Digital Direct printing technique uses water-based colours (and a vinegar-based fixing agent), all Digital Direct printed textiles would have the same Oeko-Tex® status as the unprinted textiles of each manufacturer (see above).

Do you have a question about a specific foil or colour? We would gladly answer any questions: responsibility@spreadshirt.net .