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 (01/2012) 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.
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.
Sports wear made of recycled plastic bottles? That’s what Anvil does. The New York textile company is committed to treating both people and the environment with respect. The company uses i.e. recycled polyester and 17 different organic textiles.
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..
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.
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 Initiative Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) the company commits itself to maintaining social standards in every supplying country.
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.
A healthy lifestyle and social responsibility are things that Bella and ALO put into practice. They get their energy from solar panels, and their staff drive hybrid-generated company cars. They also use FSC-certified paper and hold tree-planting ceremonies. Exemplary!
“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.
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®.
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.
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.
‘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!
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.
Canadian producer Gildan is a trailblazing forerunner in terms of environmentally sound production. The company operates a BIOTOP wastewater treatment plant on its production sites in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Instead of chemicals, these plants use the power of gravity, sunlight and microorganisms.
Less CO2 production – year in, year out. This is what HanesbrandsINC and their brand Hanes are aiming at. And they achieve this aim by implementing organic plants, ‘green buildings’ as well as by completely dispensing with packaging materials. Not bad: 30% of the energy used by HanesbrandsINC in 2009 did already come from renewable sources such as geothermal energy, solar energy biomass derived energy.
Work gear, towels, and accessories from Jassz hold the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certificate. This means that these do not contain any substances that could be harmful to one's health.
Spreadshirt’s textile partner of many years supplies a host of our best-selling products, including hoodies and hooded jackets. KDL, which are based near Frankfurt (Germany) produces exclusively for Spreadshirt at production sites in Bangladesh, which are regularly inspected.
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.
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.
This family-owned enterprise stakes its good name on its high-quality products and socially sound conduct. This is why it only collaborates with suppliers that either subscribe to their Code of Conduct or which hold certificates such as BSCI, WRAP or SA.
Since 1994, Result Caps 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.
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!
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.
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