Eco-Friendly

Environmental Impact of Materials & Production


Companies can take multiple approaches when creating eco-friendly products. The products and companies featured here at Ecospire are at different stages of this journey and have taken different approaches depending on the needs and values of their customers, corporate goals, and unique supplier relationships.

No matter what your eco-friendly priorities are at Ecospire, you can find the resources that you need to source, manufacture or purchase eco-friendly products.

Eco-Friendly Supply Chain & Products

 

Material: The use of materials that require fewer natural resources and chemicals during processing and production.

Design: Product design accounts for minimizing waste from production through disposal. At end-of-life, product is biodegradable, compostable, recyclable or can be up-cycled.

Production: Managing production processes to reduce negative impact on the environment where the product is made. (Examples: energy conservation and reduction of carbon footprint)

Monitoring: Performance of suppliers is monitored to track environmental impact and benchmarks are set for incremental improvements.

Eco-Friendly Supply Chain Resources

 

There are a lot of resources available to companies and suppliers as they work toward more eco-friendly practices and produce more eco-friendly products. You can find more resources below depending on your unique needs.

Industry Initiatives

Material Certification

Production Certification

• BCI – Better Cotton Initiative
• Textile Exchange
• Leather Working group

Supply Chain:

• SAC – Sustainable Apparel Coalition
• GSCP – Global Social Compliance Program
• Bluesign
• MySTEP by OEKO-TEX

Organic Cotton
• GOTS
Conventional Cotton
• CmiA (Africa)
• MyBMP (Australia)
Organic Materials (other)
• Soil Association
• USTA NOP
Recycled
• Recycled Content Standard
• Recycled Claim Standard
• Global Recycled Standard
• TE Recycled 100
Other:
• Synthetic
– CRS (Certified Responsible Source)
• Leather
– Natureleader IVN

• Blue Angel
• Bluesign
• Cradle to Cradle
• Naturetexil IVN – BEST
• Made in Green by OEKO-TEX
• ISO14001

Supply Chain:

• SAC – Sustainable Apparel Coalition
• GSCP – Global Social Compliance Program
• Bluesign
• MySTEP by OEKO-TEX