ISKO™ are setting the benchmark for denim production through their impeccable standards of sustainability, transparency and responsibility, being the first denim mill in the world to be awarded Nordic Swan Ecolabel and EU Ecolabel certifications. They are also the only European denim mill to partner with Bluesign, one of the industry’s strictest standards for environmental health and textile manufacturing. Specifically, we use ISKO Earth Fit™, a pioneering denim made from 90.19% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified organic cotton, 8.55% GRS (Global Recycled Standard) polyester and 1.26% elastane. ISKO™ have provided us with a statement declaring they do not use cotton from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan or XinJiang in China, regions reported to violate human rights in sourcing, including implementing forced labour.
ISKO Earth Fit™ is the pinnacle of ISKO™’s conscious approach, relying on lower impact materials such as organic cotton, recycled cotton and recycled polyester, and innovative production techniques. ISKO™ claim that when raw cotton is processed into yarn, typically 10% is lost in the spinning process. They add this cotton back into the process, closing the loop on this material and saving the energy, water and resources needed to grow and transport virgin cotton. All reused cotton is CCS (Content Claim Standard) certified, a chain of custody standard that provides companies with a tool to verify that one or more specific input materials are in a final product. ISKO Earth Fit™ denim is OEKO TEX Standard 100, a worldwide independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels.
The Green at ISKO™ commitment states that “we refuse to source more material than we need. Our waste management innovations reduce the environmental performance impact from yarn to fabric production, by using reused and recycled materials.” Responsible Innovation™ is a mindset that governs ISKO™’s actions and output, including responsible sourcing. A member of Textile Exchange, SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition), SLCP (Social Labour Convergence Project), and Sedex, ISKO™ are guided by practice recommendations, preferred fibres and responsible supply networks; from farming to materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life.
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