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Gilsa thinks about your well-being.

11th Dec. 2020

Because we think about you and your wellbeing, but also those of the people that focus on producing products of high quality to meet your expectations, Gilsa Paris committed to ensure you that by carefully selecting our partners who share our same vision and values that are protecting the planet, our collaborators and you. And this throughout different certifications and labels to foster sustainable development within our teams and promotes our social responsibility.

Global recycle standard – GRS:

Definition: international and voluntary standard that sets requirements for companies to verify the recycled content of their products (finished and intermediate), but also, social, environmental, and chemical practices and restrictions used in their chain of production.

Objectives: define requirement that guarantee the exactness of the content statement and the quality of the work conditions and minimize the environmental and chemical impact of their products.

Field of application concerns the recycled content, control chain, social and environmental practices and finally, the restrictions regarding the chemical composition.
-It is intended to companies engaged in ginning, spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, and sewing.




Recycled claim standard – RCS:

Definition: international and voluntary standard that defines restrictions to be certified by a third-party regarding the recycled inputs and the chain of custody.

Objectives: check the presence and the quantity of a recycled component in the final product, and this in a transparent, coherent, complete, and independent way for the whole supply chain.

Field of application: it concerns all products that has at least 5% of recycled material. Each step of production must be certified and this starting from the recycling stage.
-It is intended to companies engaged in ginning, spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, and sewing.

OEKO-TEX

Definition: international label awarded to companies specialized in textile and do not use or limit their use of harmful substance in their manufacturing process.

Objectives: it allows to control the quality of the material used and regulate the planet’s protection, and this through strict restrictions dictated to companies who wants to acquire this label.

Field of application: this label can be delivered through different certifications, namely:
-> Standard 100, Leather standard, made in green: these certifications concern customers and guarantee a finished product without residues of products that can be dangerous or harmful to consumers’ health,
-> Norm step: concerns tools and engines used during the production process of the fabric.
-> Eco passport: it concerns chemical content in the product.

-This label is mainly focused on the presence of harmful or dangerous materials for the consumer in the finished product and does not concerns or guarantee an organic or social culture within the company.

BSCI:


Definition: private and non-governmental organization aiming to improve social conditions of workers among manufacturers of finished products.

Objectives: this organization does not deliver, under any circumstances, a certification, but edit and publish audit reports established from a code of conduct and will be displayed or available for reading.

Field of application: to become a member, companies involves automatically all the suppliers of their production chain. To join, companies must also generate a certain turnover fixed by the organization and work with suppliers localized in developing or emerging countries that are listed on the BSCI code.