The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a globally applied standard for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers and is therefore an important textile seal. It defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain as well as social criteria. Quality assurance is provided through independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008. Responsibility passed to the Textile Exchange on January 1, 2011. The GRS is an international, voluntary, full-fledged product standard that sets out requirements for independent certification of recycled materials, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The GRS is designed to address the needs of companies wanting to verify the recycled content of their products as well as ensuring that social, environmental and chemical regulations are met in production. The aim of the GRS is to define requirements for the correct specification of the substances and materials used and for correct working conditions. Furthermore, ecological and chemical risks should be minimized. Addressed companies are active in the cotton processing, spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing and sewing industries.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification program whose criteria go well beyond the legal requirements. It is not only ensured that the tested substance does not contain any legally prohibited or regulated substances - the use of substances that are harmful to health, the use of which has not yet been regulated by law, is also strictly examined. A fabric that bears the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 seal is therefore neither harmful to health nor to the environment. For example, the proportion of heavy metals, pesticides, solvent residues, the pH value and color fastness are checked.
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.
The PETA-Approved Vegan label shows which products are animal-friendly. Because animal materials cause animal suffering. In addition, hidden animal ingredients in clothing and other textiles are not recognizable on the label.
The PETA-Approved Vegan logo helps consumers to recognize vegan fashion without animal cruelty at a glance.
Labeled are textiles that do not contain animal substances such as fur, leather, silk, wool or animal components such as e.g. B. contain color or adhesives.
Material and Design
A type of fabric construction commonly used for sleeve and neckbands that is highly elastic and retains its shape. 1x1 rib knit construction is a pattern of one rib, one flat space, one rib, one flat space, etc. Both sides of this knit fabric look identical.
Brushing is a finishing process used to raise the surface fibres of a fabric. The fabric undergoes a mechanical brushing process in which fine, metal brushes carefully rub the fabric to produce fine fibres from the woven yarns, creating extra softness on the surface of the fabric.
Double jersey is knit either left-left or right-right. This type of meshing makes the fabric more robust and of higher quality.
Jersey is a knit fabric used predominantly for clothing manufacture. It was originally made of wool, but is now made of wool, cotton and synthetic fibers.
A piece of material used to cover and reinforce the neckline. Can be self fabric of the garment or more expensive items might use a different material. The tape can just be to the neck or can run into the shoulders too which gives extra strength.
A raglan sleeve is a sleeve that extends in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.
Loose cut for more freedom of movement.
The "Regular Fit" cut is sometimes also called "Comfort Fit" or "Loose Fit". This indicates what is behind this designation: a loose shape that allows a special comfort. Regular fit shirts and T-shirts have broad shoulders and backs and are straight. They do not follow the shape of the body and only fit snugly at the widest part of the body, mostly the shoulder area. This cut allows a high degree of freedom of movement and/or is suitable for people with a wide back or generally large circumference. Slim or very slim people should only wear regular fit tops on casual occasions, while people with a larger build are always dressed appropriately with regular fit shirts of the right size.
Anything with ribbed cuffs and hems signifies sportswear of some sort because it helps to keep the fabric close to the skin so it's not in the way of jogging or training.
“Ringspun” refers to the process of continuously spinning, twisting, and thinning the cotton strands is what yields long, soft threads. This process also yields stronger, longer strands that are soft, extremely durable, and free from the rough texture of standard raw cotton.
A self-fabric tape covers the neck seam to stabilize the back of the garment for a more comfortable feel and prevent stretching.
A 'Set-In' sleeve has a seam at the shoulder which continues around the complete construction of the arm. It is also quite well known as a "Drop Sleeve" style - both terms are interchangeable.
Single jersey uses alternating knit and purl stitches, making the fabric very stretchy and has a purl and a knit side.
Body-hugging, Tight-fitting cut.
The cut "Slim Fit" sometimes goes under "Body Fit" and means: close to the body, emphasizing the body shape. Slim fit blouses, shirts and T-shirts are not only tailored for women, which is achieved by darts on the back or side seams or by a corresponding shape of the pattern. Slim fit tops are often shorter than regular fit models and only reach around the waistband. Depending on the type of garment and provided the body shape is suitable, slim-fit tops should be worn for upscale occasions and in the business area.