Global Standards for Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing

At Nature Shop we take a huge amount of pride in stocking brands who are going above and beyond and keeping ethical and social policies at the forefront of their businesses. Below are the global standards and certifications used by our brands. 

When looking at brands we always do our due diligence to see what accreditations they have, their ethics and what they are doing to keep their footprint as low as possible and to support their workers and community around them.

A global standard audit and certification is an expensive process and not all companies can afford to do this so we have therefore created our own badges for brands that don't have the formal global certifications but that we feel deserve to be recognised for their in house policies that coincide with our standards and beliefs.

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GOTS Certified

The world leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Asquith,Howies,LNSquared

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Oeko-Tex

The worldwide consistent and independent certification system for all types of textiles which are tested for harmful substances. The Oeko-Tex standard contributes to high and effective consumer product safety.

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Asquith, Brubeck, Icebreaker, Mons Royale

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The Organic Content Standard (ECOCERT)

 

ECOCERT guarantees traceability and integrity of raw materials during the manufacturing stages. OCS 100 is used for only products that contain 95% or more organic materials while OCS blended is used for products that contain a minimum of 5% organic material blended with conventional or synthetic raw materials

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: LNSquared

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ISO RATED

An international standard that sets the framework for an environmental management system and requires businesses to commit to continuous improvement.

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Mons Royale

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World Fair Trade Organization

The Fair Trade Organization works to fight against poverty, climate change and global economic crises. The trading partnership contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia, Egos

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Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and goverments to verify and improve conditions in 11 production countries covering Asia, Europe and Africa. The FWF approach brings together the key components for sustainable change within the workplace to improve workplace injustice.

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: LNSquared

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1% For The Planet

1% for the planet is a global movement of over 100 companies who donate 1% of their sales to environmental organisations worldwide

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia

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B-CORP

Certified by the non profit B Lab which ensures brands meet rigorous standards of social & environmental performance, accountability and transparency

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia

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Bluesign

Bluesign technologies audit companies on their water, energy and chemical use to help them achieve continuous, long term environmental improvement

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia

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Fair Labor Association

Works with brands and factories to protect workers rights and improve working conditions worldwide

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia

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USDA National Organic Program

Certificates are issued to farms that follow organic practices, to factories that process organic cotton separately from conventionally grown cotton and for shipments of organic cotton between different companies in the supply chain

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia

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Fair Labor Association

Works with brands and factories to protect workers rights and improve working conditions worldwide

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: Patagonia

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Global Recycled Standard

The Global Recycled Standard is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: LNSquared

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The Conservation Alliance

A collection of outdoor businesses giving back to the outdoors by protecting wild places and providing resources to grassroots conservation projects

Read more HERE

Our brands that comply: KEEN

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