QUALITY AND SECURITY
At Piruliru we strive to make our garments safe, durable and sustainable.
That’s why we use certified raw materials, which comply with safety regulations and contribute to curb our environmental impact.
Here are the most important certifications that guarantee the quality of our garments and creations.
The GOTS label stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It is the strictest certification in organic fiber textiles. It ensures the traceability of the entire production chain from the cotton fields to the export of our garments and everything in between such as: harvesting, manufacturing of the fibers, the assembly of the pieces, the final product before printing. The label also certifies that Stanley / Stella cotton is grown without GMOs, without chemicals and is transformed and dyed without using toxic substances.
In addition, GOTS guarantees compliance with the social norms of the International Labor Organisation throughout the entire production chain.
The organic content standard (OCS) is applied to any non-food product that contains 95-100% organic matter. It verifies the presence and quantity of organic matter in a final product, and monitors the flow of raw materials from their origin to the final product.
The OCS 100 relies on third-party verification to confirm if a final product contains the precise amount of a given organically grown material. OCS allows a transparent, consistent, and complete independent evaluation and verification of the declarations of organic matter content in the products. OCS 100 covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trade and distribution of a product that contains at least 95% of certified “organic” materials.
The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 standard certifies the absence of harmful chemical substances thanks to the label “Confidence in textile” an independent control and certification system that guarantees all textile raw materials, intermediate products and finishes a special treatment:
- The precautionary principle that prohibits certain potentially harmful substances, even if they are not (yet) prohibited by law.
- The absence of harmful chemicals to your health and to the environment.
- The restriction of the level of lead used in dyes.
Recycled polyester is used as a complement (in a proportion of 15%) to organic cotton in sweatshirts.
So that the skin contact with the sweatshirts is soft, they never come into direct contact with the polyester, which is sandwiched between two layers of organic cotton.
“Tencel® and Modal® are biodegradable and are manufactured from eucalyptus or beech pulp. Eucalyptus is a tree that is characterised by rapid growth without irrigation. The Tencel manufacturing process received the “European Environment Award” from the European Union due to its low emissions.
Our cellulosic fibers come exclusively from the Austrian manufacturer Lenzing, the first fiber producer that has received the EU Ecolabel for the promotion of environmental excellence.
Linen is a natural fiber that is very “eco-friendly” or environmentally friendly. You do not need chemicals or irrigation to grow it. Natural rainfall is sufficient In addition, each plant absorbs a high carbon index.
The SA8000® standard is a common code of social compliance, based on the principles of the International Labor Organisation, the United Nations and national laws, and supports the sustainable implementation of policies and procedures that protect workers’ rights.
The basis of the collaboration between FairWear Foundation and its members is the Labor Practices Code. The core of this code consists of eight labor standards derived from the ILO conventions and the United Nations Declaration on human rights. This means that the FairWear Foundation Code of Labor Practices is based on internationally recognised standards that have been established through tripartite negotiations.
A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of working conditions in the supply chain, with factories audited according to the BSCI base code.
Textile Exchange (TE) is a not-for-profit organisation that operates internationally and is committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability throughout the global textile value chain.
Fellowship 500 organised by the Ethical Fashion Forum and bringing together 500 pioneers in the ethical fashion industry to offer inspiration and support.