What is OceanSafe Certified?
Are you committed to reducing your brand's products environmental and social impacts?
Do you aim to ensure your brand meets future circular economy regulations?
Do you aspire to introduce certified, safe and toxicant-free products to the market?
Then OceanSafe Certified is your solution.
It is a holistic product development solution for circular textiles, empowering textile brands to produce future-proof circular textiles.
Why use it?
OceanSafe Certified is also a quality standard that warrants manufacturing processes following the strict Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold demands.
This means that each component used in production - from fabric to labels, threads, buttons and textile chemistry - is safe for consumers, biodegradable and recyclable.
OceanSafe Certified products are made in transparent C2C Certified ® Gold value chains, with a strategy for closing material loops at the end-of-life.
If you go the OceanSafe Certified way, your textile products will have the following features:
- Cradle to Cradle Certified® (C2C) Gold
- OceanSafe Certified
- Safe for the biological and technical cycles
- No toxicants
- Positive social impact
- Uncompromised quality and durability
How Does it Work?
The OceanSafe Certified concept encompasses three key steps:
1) Textile Component Kit
Through the OceanSafe Textile Component Kit, we provide all necessary components to design and prototype your finished textile products. Your Designers can access the kit online.
2) Certified Value Chains
We provide brands access to fully established Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold value chains - from spinners to fabric mills and cut & sew facilities.
While adhering to the strict Cradle to Cradle and OceanSafe Certified demands, the production process of textile items within our established supply chains does not require manufacturers to invest in new machinery.
OceanSafe regularly audits all production facilities and checks against OceanSafe Certified standards compliance.
Brands directly place orders with these suppliers.
3) End-of-life Solutions & Take-Back System
OceanSafe Certified requires licensees to establish a Take-Back System for all OceanSafe Certified products.
Why? We at OceanSafe believe that truly circular systems are characterized by meticulous concepts for textile disposal. A Take Back System can do such concept justice and ensures that no textile item goes to waste. Once returned, OceanSafe has everything in place to close material loops.
We know the precise chemical content of all components and chemicals. This knowledge is a huge advantage as we can determine the best way possible to close the loop.
We accompany brands in establishing a strategy for end-of-life solutions to close material loops, ensuring textile-to-textile recycling.
If you choose OceanSafe Certified, your product will be labelled as both Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold and OceanSafe Certified.
Brands and retailers may place this quality seal on their final products. The seal communicates to the consumer that the finished product is fully circular.
Additionally, products may be marked with the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold logo.
Your brand remains the focal point. Your OceanSafe and C2C Certified® product showcase your commitment to the circular economy.