8Y8’s garment manufacturer was the first in the UK to become a member of the Fair Wear Foundation in 2006, an independent, non-profit organisation combating sweatshops and social injustice through internationally recognised standards and independent audits throughout the supply chain.
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The Global Organic Textile Standard is the world-leading textile processing standard for ecological and socially responsible textile production, backed up by independent certification of the entire supply chain. Guaranteeing living wages, without forced labour, child labour, or sweatshops, and a complete ban on the use of poisonous chemicals that could otherwise harm farmers, manufacturers, the environment, or you.
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Certifying that both the production and processing of textiles meets strict organic standards, the Soil Association is leading the UK’s campaigning and certification of organic food and farming as part of the Global Organic Textile Standard. All harmful pesticides are banned along with harmful manufacturing chemicals, allergenic, carcinogenic and toxic chemicals.
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Tested using a consistent benchmark formed on a scientific basis, the Oeko-Tex Standard certifies that products are completely free from any harmful chemicals, ensuring that textiles are safe to be in regular contact with the skin, assuring the safety of textiles and dyestuffs in both a human and ecological context.
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In 2008, 8Y8’s supplier became the first company in the world to calculate the carbon footprint of a T-shit and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products. Through a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuel based grid electricity, the T-shirts carbon footprint has been reduced by 90%, as certified by the Carbon Trust, earning it the Climate Neutral label.
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