For 75 years, CALIDA has been synonymous with long-lasting quality. Now, the Swiss company is taking another step on this path with the introduction of Made in Green by OEKO-TEX.
Made in Green by OEKO-TEX is a stringent product certification process for safe and sustainably produced garments. The Made in Green certification label is issued based on compliance with strict social responsibility and ecological criteria, and also certifies that the textiles carrying the label have been tested for harmful substances.
Calida began this demanding, time-consuming certification process in 2014. The fully compliant product lines began to be introduced in July of 2016, and the process will be completed for the entire Calida product line over the next 2 years. Full compliance will require the gradual transfer of all Calida production exclusively to selected European facilities in order to facilitate the continuous and transparent monitoring of the entire delivery chain, all the way back to the raw materials.
Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® is currently the most transparent and stringent label available. It allows consumers to trace production details along the delivery chain, all the way back to the raw materials. It combines certification requirements from OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
More specifically, this means that products are:
- Made exclusively with materials tested according to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 in terms of harmful substances; over 300 testing criteria ensure that all materials including yarns, fabrics, threads, elastic, and even the labels pose no health risks.
- Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® also certifies products are made in environmentally-friendly facilities with safe and socially responsible workplaces in line with the STeP by OEKO-TEX® standard. STeP by OEKO-TEX® encompasses all relevant sustainability aspects with a traceable rating and scoring system that is the only one of its kind in the world.
- Any item with the Made in Green label has a unique product ID or QR code that can be traced transparently by the consumer. The product ID or QR code provides information about the production facilities in the textile chain in which the textiles were produced, which stage of production the involved factories belong to and the countries in which the items are produced.