What do all those ethical logos mean? Which ones should I look out for?
If you’ve been in the ethical clothing game for a while you’re probably aware of the different logos that pop up on sites. Here’s a post that outlines some to look out for and what they mean.
1. Guaranteed Fair Trade
This logo shows that an organisation is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). The WFTO are the global community of social enterprises that fully practice Fair Trade. Their Guarantee System verifies that our members are truly Fair Trade Enterprises. This means they pioneer models of business that put people and planet first.
2. Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define world-wide recognised requirements for organic textiles.
3. Fairtrade Cotton
Fairtrade International independently check that their standards have been met by the farmers, workers and companies that are part of products’ supply chains. And in order to reassure consumers that this has happened, they license the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products and packaging to signal this.
4. PeTA Approved Vegan
This icon indicates that clothes, shoes and accessories that contain no leather, fur, wool, skin, exotic skins or any other animal-derived fabric.