Textile Exchange Supply Chain Supervision Series Standards Certification Program
The Textile Exchange has developed a series of certification standards related to the Chain of Custody in order to ensure the reliability of Content claims and integrate them with the requirements of sustainability. Including but not limited to: RCS, GRS, OCS, GOTS, RWS/RMS/RAS, RDS and other series of standards.
The Textile Exchange has developed a series of certification standards related to the Chain of Custody in order to ensure the reliability of Content claims and integrate them with the requirements of sustainability.
Types of Textile Exchange Supply Chain Supervision Series Standards Certification Program
Textile exchange supply chain supervision series standards certification program includes : RCS, GRS, OCS, GOTS, RWS/RMS/RAS, RDS and other series of standards.
RCS and GRS Certification
The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) specify third-party certification and chain of custody requirements for recycled inputs. The general goal of both standards is to increase the use of recyclable materials. GRS includes additional standards for environmental treatment, social responsibility requirements and chemical limitations, which can reduce the harmful effects of production on people and the environment and ensure the sustainability of product processing.
OCS (Organic Content Standard) ensures that the value chain of organic ingredients is maintained from the farm to the final product. The standard specifies requirements for organic inputs and the chain of custody for production and marketing, providing enterprises with a trusted logo to convey the value of organic to consumers. Provide access to a wide range of global organic markets for organic agriculture.
Marketed in recent years, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is the world's leading organic fiber textile processing standard, including ecological and social guidelines, supported by independent certification throughout the textile supply chain. The GOTS label proves the organic content of textile products and is a reliable guarantee of environmental and social responsibility in the supply chain. Certified end products may include fiber products, yarns, fabrics, clothing, home textiles, mattresses, personal hygiene products, and food contact textiles.
RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certification, RMS(Responsible Alpaca Standard) certification, RAS(Responsible Mohair Standard) certification They all belong to the TE Textile Exchange certification, but for different materials to distinguish. RWS is the wool standard, RMS is the mohair standard, and RAS is the alpaca standard.
These certifications provide the industry with a tool to identify farmers' best practices. Ensure that wool comes from farms that employ a progressive approach to land management, with full respect for the animal welfare of sheep and respect for the five freedoms of animal welfare. Ensure that certified materials have a strong chain of custody as they move through the supply chain.
The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) is because down used to fill consumer products comes from production and processing supply chains around the world. As a result, retailers and consumers are unable to fully understand the source of the production of products and their production conditions. This situation has recently raised concerns about the welfare of waterfowl and the lack of traceability of down products. In order to ensure the accuracy of the life of the final product, it is necessary to form the traceability of down from the source to the final product.