At Cerebral Clothing Limited we not only implement our own internal sustainable processes, but also ensure that we strive to use like-minded suppliers to create an environmentally responsible supply chain right through from the raw materials used in our garments, to the packaging that our goods are shipped in.
With the on-going challenges that the fashion industry faces such as greenwashing and reducing carbon footprints, committing to genuinely sustainable and environmentally friendly practices will always be a priority of ours.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading worldwide standard for the production of organic fibres.
Based on both ecological and social criteria, it is the most stringent certification for organic cotton.
It guarantees that cotton is organically grown without the use of genetically modified seeds or dangerous chemicals.
It also ensures traceability from post-harvesting of the raw material to the final customer, including transaction certificates at every stage of production.
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a voluntary international standard that verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product.
It tracks the flow of the raw material from the source to the final product.
This standard applies to our garments that have less than 70% organic cotton. Our primary garment supplier is ‘PETA-Approved’, which means that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so.
Our garments are made from 100% vegan materials and 0% animal fibers, ensuring that no harm is caused to animals.
OEKO - TEX
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX ® is one of the world’s best-known standards for the assessment of harmful substances in fabrics.
Our primary garment supplier's certification confirms that our products are processed without chemical substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.
Standard 100 also prohibits certain potentially harmful substances even where these are not yet legally banned, and it guarantees that our products comply with the EU REACH regulation.
Our primary garment supplier is ‘PETA-Approved’, which means that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so.
Our garments are made from 100% vegan materials and 0% animal fibres, ensuring that no harm is caused to animals.
FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent organisation that works with apparel brands, garment workers and textile industry influencers to improve labour conditions in garment factories.
FWF carries out audits in our primary garment supplier's partner factories on a regular basis, and establishes Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) where needed to ensure workers’ rights and safe, dignified.
Our primary garment supplier has been a member of FWF since 2012.
*To request a copy of our supplier's testimonial of Fair Wear membership, please email us.
We aim to minimise the amount of water used in the production of our goods and reduce its contamination.
Just like for all agricultural production, water is a critical input for the successful cultivation of organic cotton.
However, unlike for conventional cotton, water used in organic farming is not contaminated by harmful chemicals, thereby avoiding unwanted negative effects on soil and biodiversity.
Water is also used for dyeing and washing textiles, and inevitably generates water-based toxic waste.
All of our primary garment supplier's partner factories have on-site Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs), in line with legal requirements, and have in-house specialists and testing facilities .This ensures that wastewater can be treated and then released back into nature without harming the environment.
At some of their partner factories, the treated wastewater is also used for car washing and gardening. The remaining solid waste is typically preserved for several months until it solidifies fully, and is then sent to contracted brick fields where it is used as fuel.