Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognised measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy.
Products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
Climate Ready fabrics featuring Cradle to Cradle certification reflects the long-term sustainability approach to design, producing products that won’t affect the long-term health of the planet.
Climate Ready Fabrics collections certified with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® recognises a globally standardised, independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate & end products of all processing stages and accessory materials used.
The strict tests for harmful substances and the comprehensive catalog of measures of STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® include:
› Important legal regulations such as banned azo colorants, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, lead (US-CPSIA), etc.
› Numerous harmful chemicals, even if they are not yet regulated legally
› Numerous substance classes that are relevant to the environment
› Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the REACH Regulation and the ECHA-SVHC candidate list
The RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) is used as a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain. The RCS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard.
Climate Ready Fabrics certified with The RCS verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a final product. This happens through input and chain-of-custody verification from a third party. It allows for the transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of recycled material content claims on products. RCS can be used as a business-to-business tool to give companies the means to ensure that they are selling quality products and getting what they pay for. It is also used as a way to ensure accurate and honest communication with consumers.
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 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 organisation.
GREENGUARD Gold 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 standards set by Standards Australia and New Zealand for the testing 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.