Certification is a tool for companies to validate and communicate sustainability claims about their products. One of the biggest areas of impact in the apparel and textile supply chain is the raw material level. And it’s also the farthest away from the consumer. Certification offers a way to verify environmental, social and animal welfare practices at the beginning of the supply chain, and track the material to the final product. Certification provides brand protection, confidence in your sourcing, and greater credibility to the claims being made.
Above all, certification is a means for ensuring that your sustainability commitments lead to meaningful and positive change.
In this system, an independent third-party gives assurance that a company, process, or product conforms with the requirements in a particular standard. For Textile Exchange standards, the standards owner (Textile Exchange) operates independently of the certification body. Third-party certification is one of the strongest ways to ensure the integrity of sustainability claims.