Sustainability and so many labels.
More than 100 sustainability labels and certifications are on the market. So, why add another one?
At OceanSafe, we believe that the textile industry needs a radical change. Many conventionally made textiles contain toxic chemicals, dyes and additives. Supply chains are often opaque, extremely complex and spread across many countries, even continents. And frankly, many sustainability labels are not strict enough to provide sufficient impact.
We believe, the time for change is now.
a quality seal for circular products
OceanSafe’s customers are textile brands and retailers. We help them develop and manufacture fully circular finished products. OceanSafe has internalized the circular economy. OceanSafe follows the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ circular product certification system.
Finished products have to comply with all OceanSafe standards in order to be awarded the OceanSafe Certified seal of quality.
These OceanSafe product standards are:
- Fully circular. Never any waste.
- Biodegradable, compostable and safe for the biological cycle
- Toxin-free from raw material to finished product
- Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold status or higher, suitable for the biological cycle. Learn more at www.c2ccertified.org
- No compromise on quality, durability and comfort
- Established take-back system: OceanSafe requires brands and retailers to establish a take-back system when products reach the end of use. OceanSafe provides access to industrial composting or fiber-to-fiber recycling facilities
The OceanSafe Quality seal guarantees compliance to all OceanSafe Certified product standards. Brands and retailers place this quality seal on their 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.
Fully certified textile value chains
OceanSafe is not a manufacturer. However, we provide our clients access to existing, fully certified value chains.
OceanSafe Certified standards – for manufacturers
We collaborate with OceanSafe certified partner factories. We form close partnerships with spinners, weavers, dyehouses, knitters, cut & sew facilities and other manufacturers. Once manufacturers fully comply with our standards, they are awarded the OceanSafe Certified accreditation.
Our manufacturing partners use conventional machinery. They use only toxin-free processes during the production of OceanSafe Certified products.
OceanSafe regularly audits all production facilities and checks against OceanSafe Certified standards compliance.
OceanSafe Take-Back System
OceanSafe standards requires licensees to establish a take-back system for all finished products marked with the OceanSafe Certified seal of quality.
We at OceanSafe believe that truly circular systems must have a clear concept in place when products reach the end of use.
OceanSafe Certified products are toxin-free. We know the precise chemical content of all components and chemicals. We continuously analyze all chemical contents at the level of 100 ppm. This knowledge is a huge advantage, e.g., for industrial composting facilities: in most other cases, the chemical content of waste is unclear, and may be contaminated.
We are following up on innovative fiber-to-fiber recycling and composting solutions, where returned products can provide additional value and where material loops are closed.
All finished products will move along OceanSafe’s biological cycle.