The following organisations provide useful information and resources relating to the brands listed on this website.
Charity Retail Association
If each UK household donated one extra black bin bag of clothing, we could save 25 million bags from landfill and raise over £740 million for charity. Clothes which cannot be sold in-store can be sold to textile merchants to raise money for good causes.
ECOCERT is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world.
ECOCERT primarily certifies food and food products, but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes, and textiles. The company inspects about 70% of the organic food industry in France and about 30% worldwide
The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme, established in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment. The criteria are agreed at European level, following wide consultation with experts, and the label itself is only awarded after verification that the product meets these high environmental and performance standards.
Environmental Justice Foundation
By providing film and advocacy training to partners in the global south EJF protects the natural environment and the people and wildlife that depend upon it by empowering local communities to investigate, expose and peacefully resolve abuses.
EJF campaigns internationally on the issues our grassroots partners work locally to solve including cotton production, pirate fishing, shrimp farming, pesticides, wildlife and climate refugees.
Ethical Fashion Forum
The EFF network connects thousands of individuals, businesses, and organisations interested in a more sustainable future for fashion.
Ethical Trading Initiative
The Ethical Trading Initiative is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations. They work in partnership to improve the working lives of people across the globe who make or grow consumer goods.
Fairtrade seeks to transform trading structures and practices in favour of the poor and disadvantaged. By facilitating trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, Fairtrade contributes to sustainable development for marginalised producers, workers and their communities.
FLO is a group of 24 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. We own the FAIRTRADE Mark – the product label that certifies international Fairtrade standards have been met.
FLO-CERT GmbH is an independent International Certification company offering Fairtrade Certification services to clients in more than 70 countries.
Their certification provides a guarantee to consumers of Certified Fairtrade products that they are contributing to the Social-Economic Development of people through their purchases
MADE-BY is an independent consumer label for fashion companies who continuously improve and are transparent about the social, economic and ecological conditions throughout the whole supply chain of their collections.
The mission of MADE-BY is to make sustainable fashion common practice.
Developed in 1992, Oeko-tex is an international testing and certification system for textiles which limits the use of certain chemicals. The criteria catalogue which forms the basis for the tests for harmful substances is based on the latest scientific findings and is continually updated.
Pesticide Action Network
Working to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides, our exposure to them, and their presence in the environment where we live and work.
The Responsible Jewellery Council
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organisation bringing together over 240 member companies across the jewellery supply chain.
RJC Members are committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the industry from mine to retail. Their commitment aims to reinforce consumer and stakeholder confidence in jewellery products.
The Council has developed the RJC System, a certification system – which applies to all Members’ businesses that contribute to the diamond and gold jewellery supply chain. Under the RJC system, all Commercial Members of the RJC are required to be audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC’s Code of Practices, and become certified under the RJC System. The Council began operating its system in December 2009.
The Soil Association
Working to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides, our exposure to them, and their presence in the environment where we live and work. Nationally and globally, PAN UK promote safer alternatives, the production of healthy food, and sustainable farming.
Source4Style has brought together independent designers and apparel brands with the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable fabrics to connect and do business through an e-commerce platform. Source4Style hosts over 1,300 materials from over 23 countries.
The Sustainable Angle
The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation creating and supporting projects which aim to minimize the environmental impact of the fashion industry and society. The Sustainable Angle has recently worked with the support of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion to present the Future Fabrics Expo, showcasing innovative luxurious fabrics which demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improved performance across the supply chain in relation to water, waste, energy and biodiversity.
The Vegan Society is an educational charity that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism, including to new and potential vegans, caterers, healthcare professionals, educators and the media. The Vegan logo is a registered trademark and is a symbol of our Vegan ‘Animal-free’ Standards. It appears on thousands of animal free products and is displayed by businesses that have been registered with The Vegan Society.
Rubbish, waste, garbage…Whatever you want to call it, most people don’t think about the rubbish they produce. Or how much of it. This site gives you the information.
The WFTO represents Fair Traders from grassroots through to the G8 and is the authentic voice of Fair Trade, having driven the movement for 20 years. It is the only global network whose members represent the Fair Trade chain from production to sale.