Deciphering textile labels and certifications

Décryptage des labels et certifications dans le textile

When we think of responsible fashion, we also think of the various labels that exist for this industry. But with so many labels out there, it's hard not to get lost... At Elia, we're all about transparency, so we thought: what could be more logical than to bring you direct information on the labels that exist in the textile world?

Labels and certifications of our menstrual panties brand:

Our labels are a guarantee of quality and trust, and enable us to provide certification and proof of our values to our consumers.

Our first label covering the organic cotton we use to design your period pants:

  • It certifies that the fibers contained in the material are organic. The use of GMOs and toxic chemicals is obviously forbidden if we are to be able to justify organic certification.

Our second label is essential for all our menstrual lingerie:

  • The Oeko Tex label is essential for health safety, certifying that our products are free from substances that are toxic not only to humans, but also to our planet. It is therefore a label that can be considered the minimum for a brand that claims to be responsible. Several laboratory tests are carried out. These take into account some 100 control parameters based on international standards and recognized procedures. Test requirements also vary according to the product category (there are 4 in all), which classifies products according to how close they are to our bodies.

  • Our most reliable certification to prove the origin of our period panties: the Origine France Garantie (OFG) certification, which we have as a brand since early 2019! When it comes to Made In France, the OFG label is the most reliable when you want to be sure that a product is indeed French. This certification ensures that 50 to 100% of the unit cost price is French. The cost price corresponds to all direct and indirect expenses incurred by companies during production, based on the total value of goods produced. This certification separates products into 3 categories: industrial products, natural products and processed natural products. The "Origine France Garantie" label, unlike the "Made in France" label, is issued by an independent certification body, and requires brands and manufacturers to meet specific criteria in order to qualify for the label.

Other interesting labels :

  • For recycled products, the label of choice is GRS (Global Recycled Standard). This label ensures that the products it designates contain at least 50% recycled materials. This is because when you buy a garment 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 fibers contained in the garment. The GOTS label also ensures that certified factories and brands put in place systems to preserve the environment: water and waste management, control of energy used, etc.
  • Finally, the Fair Wear Foundation label focuses on working conditions. This is an independent organization that monitors and improves working conditions in the textile industry. This organization works in collaboration with member companies.

So, while labels are excellent indicators for consumers, it's important to remember that a brand's commitment lies not just in the labels it holds, but in its overall approach. At Elia, we are already certified by several labels, but our approach to transparency and our commitment go far beyond that! We invite you to discover our eco-responsibility and our commitment to the fight againstendometriosis.

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