Growing cotton consumes the most pesticides. It represents 2.5% of all cultivated land, but accounts for 16% of all insecticides used throughout the world as well as 6.8% of herbicides. This is why we choose to promote the growth of organic cotton in the development of more and more products made from this fiber.
Products made with organic cotton sold by Textiss will be labeled GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards). This means that all ecological and social criteria have been respected and are controlled by an independent agency.
The GOTS organic textile standard guarantees the organic quality of textiles from the harvesting of raw materials, through socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing, to labeling in order to provide a reliable guarantee to the consumer.
Certificate issued by Ecocert Greenlife - License n ° 223589-TEXTISS
Business Social Compliance Initiative
BSCI focuses on working conditions and social risks. We make every effort to ensure that the factories we work with comply with BSCI requirements.
This initiative covers the following key concepts: social responsibility policies, freedom of association, work hours and overtime hours, non-discrimination, prohibition of child labor and forced labor, special protections for young workers, minimum wage requirements, measures for ensuring health and safety in the workplace, environmental protection, and the elimination of precarious employment.
With its Freegun brand, Textiss expands its horizons while offering two new sustainable underwear ranges.
An organic cotton boxer range certified GOTS and a boxer and socks range made from recycled polyester (Polyester made from plastics that already had a first life).
These two new ranges allow Freegun to commits with « 1% for the planet » movement which gather an international company network to support environmental organizations. 1% of the turnover generated by the sustainable ranges sales will be given to environmental causes.
And Freegun is not doing things halfway, the packagings are changing too ! The cardboard used is certified FSC et the polypropylene hangers are recycled et recycable.
1% for the Planet
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label guarantees that the wood used comes from forests that are managed in a responsible and fair way, by respecting biodiversity and people (workers and local communities).
Polyester is a synthetic fiber widely used in the textile industry and made from plastic. In order to reduce the amount of resources needed to manufacture polyester (energy, oil, etc.), we develop products made from recycled polyester. This polyester comes from plastics already used.
Products sold by TEXTISS and GRS certified (Global Recycled Stansdard) have been checked by an independant company which insure that polyester material used has indeed come from recycling. GRS certification also guarantee that social and environmental standards related to sustainable development requirements are fulfilled. This certification is renewed each year after a control carried out by a certifying body.
Societal actions implemented internally
- Green energy : solar panels on Textiss rooftops
- Recycling of all types of waste from company (cardboard, batteries, printer toners, organic waste, etc)
- IT solutions (electronic management of documents) : fewer files and less physical trips
- Production samples supression, replaced by 3D numerical simulations
- Employees wellness : renovation and modification of the premises, free workshops and leisure activities, organic fruits at disposal
- Support to associations and organisations working for common interest