The most common certificate is the Oeko Tex Standard 100 - Confidence in Textiles.
All the certificates below are available to show. Not all factories possess all the certifications.
It has been a long walk full of challenges marked by some important steps:
1. Build and invest in water treatment plants for effluent decontamination. The rivers must have back the role of natural habitat for fish and plants.
2. As far as energy, most factories installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of the plants. In addition to renewable and clean energy sources, this source gets down-the-mill costs and fits most of the power needs.
3. As far as eco-friendliness, the development of fibres extracted from wood trees, bamboo, hemp, nettle, etc. and the good news is all those fibres are 100% biodegradable!
4. As far as the certifications, the surveillance of procedures, namely on three lines:
A - The culture, the harvest and the storage of the raw materials.
B - The impacts on human health, whether mill employees or consumers.
C - The trading moves: 1. Raw materials. 2. Human sources exploitation. 3. Fair commerce. 4. Recycling.