Flinka is STeP Certified
Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) is an independent certification system for brands, retail companies and manufacturers within the textile chain who want to communicate their path towards more sustainable production conditions to the public in a transparent and credible manner.
The modular structure of the STeP certification allows comprehensive analysis and evaluation of all relevant corporate areas regarding the use of environmentally friendly technologies and products, efficient use of resources as well as compliance with social working conditions. Two products stand behind STeP – the STeP certification and a tool for internal sustainability analysis. The classic, complete certification process includes a Web-based assessment, the validation of the data provided by the applicant, and an on-site audit. At the end of the process, the evaluated company receives a STeP certificate and a qualified OEKO-TEX® audit report.
Responsibility for the STeP certification lies with the international OEKO-TEX® Association with its 16 member institutes and representative offices in over 60 countries worldwide.
Made in Green Certified
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label highlighting consumer products and semi-finished products at all levels of the textile chain that are made with materials tested for harmful substances and that have been manufactured using environmentally friendly processes and under safe and socially responsible working conditions.
The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label shows the consumer that the textiles concerned are tested for harmful substances and sustainably produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX® guidelines.
Each item certified with the MADE IN GREEN label also features a unique product ID and/or a QR code, which provides full traceability and transparency for the consumer. The labelling system gives them access to information regarding the production facilities along the textile chain in which the textile was produced, the stage of production in which the fabrics were employed and the countries in which the product was manufactured.
As is the case with all textiles that are certified according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, there are also control tests of products with the MADE IN GREEN label that are available on the market, as well as random checks during unannounced company visits. Unannounced company audits, for instance, are carried out in order to verify that an existing STeP certification is in compliance with the environmental and social criteria.