Certificates.

Oeko Tex and GOTS certifications are important for ProtoXtype. Our main goal is to deliver to our customers high quality, eco-friendly and ethically made garments.

OEKO TEX

Oeko Tex fabrics are certified to be free of harmful chemicals and safe for human use. The fabrics are tested and certified to be free of many harmful substances, including:

  • Substances prohibited by the law;
  • Substances, whose usage is regulated by the law;
  • Chemical substances harmful for human health.

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)

GOTS is an international textile processing standard for natural and organic fibers. This certificate includes several ecological and social criteria, such as:

  • Prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms and their enzymes.
  • Bleaches must be based on oxygen (no chlorine bleaching).
  • Azo dyes that release carcinogenic amine compounds are prohibited.
  • Discharge printing methods using aromatic solvents and plastisol printing methods using phthalates and PVC are prohibited.
  • All operators must have an environmental policy including target goals and procedures to minimize waste and discharges.
  • Wet processing units must keep full records of the use of chemicals, energy, water consumption and waste water treatment, including the disposal of sludge. The waste water from all wet processing units must be treated in a functional waste water treatment plan.
  • Employment is freely chosen.
  • Freedom of association and the right and the right to collective bargaining are respected.
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
  • Child labour must not be used.
  • Wages meet, at a minimum, national legal standards.
  • Working hours are not excessive.
  • Regular employment is provided.

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