Standard 100 Oeko Tex is an internationally recognised product label for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances. It is issued by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (Oeko – Tex).
Climate Ready Fabrics featuring the Confidence in Textile label align without exception to the required testing criteria. Additionally, it signifies compliance of fabric suppliers to the Okeo -Tex Standard 1000 certification for environmentally friendly production facilities.
The Cradle to Cradle standard follows the life cycle of products. In its model, it recognizes that every output component within a product is safe and beneficial. To either biodegrade naturally and decompose into the soil; reflective of a biological nutrient. Or reflective of a technical nutrient; to be fully recyclable, turning into high- quality materials for future product generations.
Climate Ready fabrics featuring the Cradle to Cradle reflect the long-term sustainability approach to design, producing products that won’t affect the long-term health of the planet.
Greenguard Certification identifies interior products and materials that have met some of the most strict and comprehensive standards globally for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) into indoor air. Aiming to protect human health, this reflects its contribution to enhancing the quality of air in which the product is being used while reducing exposure of chemicals and other pollutants to people.
Greenguard offers two certification programs, explaining them as such:
The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors. Achieving GREENGUARD Certification gives credence to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, backing them with empirical scientific data from an unbiased, third-party organization.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.
Climate Ready Fabrics recognises indoor air quality as an important concern to human well-being and we align our fabrics to meet the requirements of Greenguard certifications and standards. More than 400 green building codes, guidelines, standards, procurement policies, and rating systems give credit to Greenguard Certified products.
PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, a type of plastic that is commonly used within everyday products. Vinyl chloride is the chemical used to make PVC. It is known to have adverse health and environmental effects as it emits dioxins and potent synthetic chemicals through its use.
PVC-Free products ensure impact on the environment is at its most minimal while simultaneously recognising human wellbeing avoiding any possible contact with PVC.
Climate Ready Fabrics adhere to the AS/NZS 3837 standard set by Standards Australia. AS/NZs 3837 method, tests for heat and smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter. It carries out comprehensive examinations, measuring the response of materials exposed to controlled levels of radiant heating with or without an external igniter. This test method is used to determine the ignitability, heat release rates, mass loss rates, effective heat of combustion, and smoke release of materials and products as outlined by Standards Australia.