BCI – Better Cotton Initiative

António Salgado is a proudly member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) – a global nonprofit organization – the biggest cotton sustainability program in the world. BCI exists to improve global cotton production for the people who produce it, it is better for the growing environment and better for the future of the sector. BCI’s goal is to transform cotton production around the world by developing Better Cotton as an increasingly used sustainable feedstock.

Specific goals:

– Reduce the environmental impact of cotton production
– Improve livelihoods and economic development in cotton growing areas
– Improve Better Cotton’s commitment and flow throughout its logistics chain.
– Ensure the credibility and sustainability of the Better Cotton Initiative

Read more about the Better Cotton Initiative in bettercotton.org

We are also currently implementing:
– Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) / Organic Content standard (OCS)
– Global Recycle Standard (GRS) / Recicled Claim Standard (RCS)

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100

STANDARD 100 is an international certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and final products at all stages of their manufacturing process, ensuring that they are free of harmful substances to human health. The list of criteria covers testing for regulated and legally prohibited substances, health-damaging chemicals and other essential parameters for prevention of human health problems.

Oeko-Tex® STeP

Sustainable Textile Production is a certification system for the entire textile chain that aims to communicate to consumers their sustainable production results in a transparent, credible and clear manner.
This certification applies to production facilities in all stages of the textile process, from fiber production, spinning, weaving to finishing and confection, providing added value for continuous improvement in production practices, aiming at environmental protection and social responsibility, as well as process efficiency.