Our Commitment to Sustainability
Flinka: Good for the Pocketbook and the Environment
Ecological Meets Economical: We start with sustainable raw materials, transform them with innovative and efficient manufacturing processes, then deliver durable and reliable finished products to our customers. The metamorphosis of our fibers (from trees to shammies, wipes and sponges) is made possible by the remarkable minds at Kornbush & Starting. Our innovation is a result of over 100 years of textile experience blended with a new generation of sustainable, renewal raw materials. Our manufacturing process, like our products, is modern and environmentally-friendly, as well.
Flinka is STeP Certified
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
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.