Source: Apsara Silks
Azo Free Dyes
REACH Compliant. (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) REACH (EC 1907/2006) aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
Fair Trade, Organic Materials
All Cotton and hemp is certified organically grown by Control Union according to the NOP National Organic Program and GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard certification.
NON-GMO Sustainable Industrial Hemp grows without the need of harmful herbicides and pesticides. No pesticides are used due to the inherent properties contained in the plant itself. Hemp does not require irrigation unlike other natural fibers. The unique inherent characteristics of the fiber of hemp have the additional ability to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi.
Fair for Life (The Fair for Life standard identifies a product in which the raw materials AND the production are cultivated or carried out according to socially fair aspects.)
GOTS CERES-076. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
IVN Best. (International Association of Natural Textile Industry.) This international association of ecologically committed associations awards the globally recognized GOTS standard for the production of natural textiles.
Envirotextiles Factory Conditions: ISO 9001:2000
Envirotextiles Factory Benefits: Transportation to factory provided by factory, 6 hour days with 1 hour lunch, half-days on Saturday during holiday production season, one cooked lunch, paid approximately $700 USD per month; Paid National Holidays total 91 days per year. 98 days paid maternity leave. One hour fully-paid for breastfeeding up to 1 year. Retirement age is 55 years.
Source: Lou Lou Buttons, NYC.