How To Source Fabrics: Ethical Certifications Glossary

Charlie Bradley Ross Sunday, 1 July 2018

This is a downloadable-only Lesson regarding the 40+ most recognised standards for fibres, textiles and fashion.

Two of the five factories that collapsed in 2014 were audited by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). In their own words, the BSCI was created to “provide companies with a practical and efficient system to improve social compliance in global supply chains.” The audits failed to identify the illegal structural issues that led to the collapse in two BSCI-registered buildings. The fact is, however, BSCI audits do not cover building safety at all. This is why it is so essential to understand precisely what certifications and standards include.

We have put together an incredible downloadable with 40+ of the most recognised standards. Whether you decide to purchase your materials from a certified supplier, or become certified yourself, this downloadable will help you to quickly identify the standards and certifications that are right for you. Use it in correspondence with our Brand Audit and Fabric Sourcing Audit to understand what standards and certifications are suitable for your product, and for your values.


In this downloadable, you will gain:

  • An understanding of the 40+ different standards and certifications related to fibres, textiles and fashion.

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