When we think of responsible fashion, we also think of the different labels that exist for this industry. But among all the existing labels, it is difficult not to get lost... At Elia, we advocate transparency, so we thought: what could be more logical than to bring you directly the information on the labels that exist in the textile industry?
The labels and certifications of the brand of our menstrual panties:
Our labels are pledges of quality and trust and allow us to bring certifications and be the proof of our values to our consumers.
Our first label which covers the organic cotton which we use to conceive your panties of periods:
It certifies that the fibers contained in the material are organic. The use of GMO and toxic chemicals are obviously prohibited if we want to justify the organic certification.
Our second label which is essential for all our menstrual lingerie:
The label Oeko Tex as for him is the essential one which makes it possible to ensure the sanitary safety and which makes it possible to certify products without toxic substances for the Man, but also for our planet. It is therefore a label that can be considered as the minimum for a brand that wants to be responsible. Several laboratory tests are performed. These take into account about 100 control parameters that are based on international standards and recognized procedures. The level of requirement concerning the tests also varies according to the category (there are 4 in total) of the product, these allow to classify according to the level of proximity of the product with our body.
Our safest certification to prove the origin of our period panties: the Origine France Garantie (OFG) certification that we have as a brand since early 2019! Concerning the Made In France, the OFG label is the most reliable when you want to make sure that a product is indeed French. Indeed, this certification ensures that 50 to 100% of the unit cost price is French. The cost price corresponds to all the direct or indirect expenses of the companies during their production, reported on the total of the produced goods. This certification separates products into 3 categories: industrial products, natural products and processed natural products. Thus the label "Origine France Garantie", contrary to the mention "Made in France" is given by an independent certifying body and requires brands and manufacturers to meet specific criteria to be able to claim this label.
Other interesting labels:
For recycled products, the label to be favored is the GRS label (Global Recycled Standard). Indeed, this label ensures that the products it designates contain at least 50% of recycled materials. Because when you buy a garment that is said to be "made from recycled materials", but which is not GOTS labeled, the percentage of recycled materials may be very low compared to the total fiber content of the garment. This label also ensures that certified factories and brands implement environmental preservation systems: water and waste management, energy control, etc.
Finally, the Fair Wear Foundation label focuses on working conditions. It is an independent organization that monitors and improves working conditions in the textile industry. This organization works in collaboration with member companies.
So, even if labels are excellent indicators for consumers, it is important to keep in mind that the commitment of a brand does not only lie in the labels it holds, but in a global approach. At Elia, we are already certified by several labels but our transparency and commitment go far beyond that! We invite you to discover our eco-responsibility as well as our commitment to the fight againstendometriosis.