Forest Stewardship Council
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. Only those items listed with the FSC logo on this website are certified independently to FSC standards. Items carrying the FSC logo must also carry the Chain of Custody number of the certified supplier.
FSC® certified products
With more than 230 million hectares of forest worldwide certified to its Sustainability Benchmarks, PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system for every product area.
PEFC uses globally implemented ISO guidelines to ensure independence, transparency and impartiality of the certification process.
Bio Cotton and Fairtrade Certified Cotton
The Fairtrade Certification Mark is your independent guarantee that the cotton in this product has been certified in accordance with international Fairtrade Standards. The purchase of this product made with Fairtrade Certified Cotton enables the improvement of working and living conditions of Cotton Producers in developing countries and encourages environmental protection. Only registered companies holding a current FLO-CERT certificate are allowed to apply the Fairtrade label onto products. All Fairtrade certified bags shown in this catalogue are supplied by a Registered Fairtrade Certificate holder and licensee. Only those items on this website listed with the Fairtrade logo are certified independently to Fairtrade standards.
Bio and Fairtrade certified products
The EU Leaf Mark
For years many countries have had there own regulations for “organic” products, and many different logos. In 2010 the EU brought out a new Mark for organic food products complimented by a strict set of rules these products and producers have to comply with.The EU Leaf Mark is legally binding and the only sign acknowledged in all european countries. The german BIO Logo is well known in many parts of Europe and can still be used alongside the new EU Leaf Mark which must be used by EU law if goods are referred to as organic. (Only Products that can be used as nutrition can be certified with these two organic marks).