Vegan, Sustainable & Fair

 

While our designs are handprinted by us using vegan water-based ink, our clothing suppliers are committed to manufacturing ethically, with respect for the people and the planet. Our clothing comes from certified ethical and sustainable manufactures: Earth Positive® (from the Continental Clothing Co.) and Stanley/Stella.

Learn more about our suppliers and their certifications below:

 

OUR CLOTHING SUPPLIERS:

 

● Earth Positive: 

 

 

Earth Positive® holds one of the most progressive sustainable clothing on earth. Their clothing is made in manufacturing facilities powered by green renewable energy, from low-impact raw materials. The carbon footprint of EarthPositive® products has been reduced by some 90% and the calculations were certified under the PAS2050 standard by the UK Carbon Trust. 

100% of the EarthPositive® production undergoes annual audits to comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions.

The Earth Positive® Climate Neutral clothing:

The carbon footprint (CO2e) is the total carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other greenhouse gases emitted during the whole textile production.

Our climate neutral t-shirts from EarthPositive® had their carbon footprint reduced by around 90% through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manufacturing, and by replacing standard grid electricity with renewable wind power.

It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive® T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2e compared to a conventional T-shirt, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs.

Having taken the greenhouse gas emissions to pre-industrial levels, all the EarthPositive® products carry the registered mark “Climate Neutral”.

 

● Stanley/Stella: 

 

 

Based on respect. Stanley/Stella believes that fair trade and sustainable development are natural: respecting your skin with soft materials; respecting the men and women who make your clothes with dignified working conditions; and respecting the world that we live in by limiting our impact on the environment.

100% of the cotton used by Stanley/Stella is organic certified by GOTS, that is to say, grown without the use of chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Using organic cotton does not just mean that no hazardous or toxic substances have been used in the fields. It also means a safe environment for farmers and their families, avoiding any kind of pesticide poisoning which can lead to multiple health problems or even death.

 

OUR SUPPLIER'S CERTIFICATIONS:

The below certifications are regarding our clothing suppliers Continental Clothing Co. and Stanley/Stella only. Please note that Woman of Vegan is not certified by the following certifications. 

 

Fair Wear Foundation:

We take Fair Fashion seriously, that's why we choose to only work with clothing suppliers that are Fair Wear Foundation members. Being a FWF member guarantees fair working conditions for all garment workers throughout the supply chain. Both our suppliers (Continental Clothing Co. and Stanley/Stella) have been awarded by the FWF to the "Leader" category. 

FWF is governed by the following organisations:

  • Modint (business association for manufacturers and distributors of fashion, interior design, carpets and textiles)
  • CBW-MITEX (business association for retailers of interior design, fashion, shoes and sportswear)
  • FNV Bondgenoten (federation of trade unions - service industry)
  • CNV Dienstenbond (Christian trade union - service industry)
  • Clean Clothes Campaign

 

● GOTS certified:

 

The GOTS® (Global Organic Textile Standard) is a guarantee of the organic status of textiles; from the harvesting of raw cotton to dispatch of the finished garments whilst ensuring all is done in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Both our suppliers (Continental Clothing Co. and Stanley/Stella) are GOTS certified.

 

● Oeko-Tex Certified

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifies the absence of harmful chemical substances in all Stanley/Stella products thanks to the “Confidence in textile” label. An independent testing and certification system that ensures that all raw, semi-finished and finished textile products are processed in a way that prioritises:

  • The precautionary principle, which prohibits certain potentially harmful substances even where they are not (yet) legally banned 
  • The absence of chemical substances that are harmful to health and the environment 
  • A restriction on the lead content of dyes

 

● PETA Approved Vegan 

 

 

We believe cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. Our apparel is made from 100% vegan materials, so you can be confident that no harm came to anyone during its creation. While our designs are printed using vegan water-based ink, our clothing suppliers Continental Clothing Co. &  Stanley/Stella are PETA Approved Vegan.