Livaeco™ by Birla Cellulose™ Viscose
Livaeco™ by Birla Cellulose™ Viscose is, just like EcoVero™, a viscose that is manufactured in a better and more responsible way than conventional viscose. The raw material in viscose is wood, and in this viscose, the wood is sourced from certified sustainable forest. The wood is processed into wood chips and dissolved in a chemical process, and then turned into a fibre that can be woven into fabric. Livaeco™ by Birla™ Viscose is manufactured using a closed loop process in which water and solvents are reused. This leads to lower water consumption and limits CO2 emissions. Livaeco™ by Birla™ Viscose can be traced through the entire production process using blockchain technology, providing transparency and insight into the product’s journey. Currently, viscose cannot be recycled. So take good care of any clothes made from viscose and mend them if they break.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It is the leading international certification standard within organic textiles. The certification is a guarantee that the cotton has been grown, harvested, and cultivated without the use of pesticides, GMOs, and other harmful substances. This safeguards workers’ health and the quality of the water and soil, where the cotton is grown. GOTS sets itself apart from most other organic textile certifications, by also having high requirements for other sustainability aspects, such as the social conduct in the supply chain. This includes workers being paid a living wage, a ban on child labour, and safe working conditions. Every link in the supply chain is checked once a year, to make sure they still meet the high requirements of the GOTS standard.
Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
GRS stands for Global Recycled Standard and is one of the leading standards within recycled textiles. The standard is a guarantee that at least 50% of the fibres in a product comes from recycled materials. Independent third-parties visit every link in the supply chain to make sure that virgin materials and recycled materials are kept separated. In addition to ensuring recycled content, the GRS standard also have high social and environmental requirements. Potentially harmful substances cannot be used in or on GRS products, and it is inspected that chemicals are handled in an environmentally safe manner. Workers must have clean and safe working conditions free of discrimination and child labour, which is banned