Eco and Ethics

Eco and Ethics

 

We’re passionate about our environment and the people who live in it. That’s why we feel our customers deserve to know where their clothes come from, how they’re made and who is making them.

We are committed to producing high-quality products and focus on sustainable materials and practices so that we have a minimum footprint on our planet and a positive impact on its people.

We feel it’s important to substantiate our eco stance with as much disclosure as possible. Here’s a detailed list of our accredited certifications and what they mean.

 

Ethics and Eco Credentials

 

Is your product/manufacturing process environmentally friendly?

We are passionate about having the lowest possible environmental footprint for both our garments and supply chain, and are tirelessly re-assessing our processes. 

Boody yarn holds Oeko-Tex 100 "Confidence In Textiles" certification which means there is no trace of any chemicals or harmful toxins in our yarn which can be damaging to our health.

Our knitting factory is ISO 14000 accredited which certifies that all waste water is recycled and the environmental impact of production is minimised by managing the reduction of waste and energy consumption. Our garments are dyed without harmful chemicals and all water is recycled and re-used

We constantly attempt to improve our environmental performance.

Our packaging uses recycled paper and is printed with vegetable dyes. You can find out more about our process of transforming bamboo into Boody here.

 

What are the working conditions like in your factories?

We have WRAP certification which accredits our factories as offering safe and legal working conditions. Our production facilities do not use child labour, do not discriminate, comply with all environmental regulations, pay fair wages and respect workers rights and most importantly do not tolerate exploitation or discrimination.

Please click here for more information about WRAP and the 12 principles that govern our accreditation. 

 

ECOCERT

Ecocert is an inspection and certification body accredited under the International Standard ISO Guide 65 (EN 45011). Founded in 1991 in France by agricultural engineers aware of the need to develop agricultural practices that respects the environment, Ecocert has become the leader in Organic Certification globally.

At each step, Ecocert provides a guarantee of traceability and transparency that meets the expectations of consumers and users. Certification is subject to supervision and requires site visits.

We are proud that the raw bamboo we use for Boody is certified as organically grown by Ecocert.

 

Certification No: 7371CN1600z1ec
Valid from: 09/08/2016
Valid to: 31/03/2018

 

SGS

As part of the design process of all of our collections, SGS performs a thorough range of independent tests on garment samples to ensure fabric content and quality are in-line with the content on our labels, as well as regulatory standards. This ensures that our fabrics meet health and safety standards in each country in which we sell Boody.

Boody Basic SGS tests:

  • Bursting strength
  • Pilling resistance
  • Fabric weight per unit area
  • Free formaldehyde content
  • Azo dyes
  • Extractable heavy metals


Boody Baby SGS additional tests:

  • All of the above, in addition to…
  • Chemical ‘scratch’ fabric testing (46 chemicals and elements tested)
  • Metal fasteners testing (Nickel release plus fastening strength)
  • Flammability testing (supplemented by secondary “Intertek” report no. SHAT03580170)
  • Lead testing
  • Phthalates testing
  • Sharp points, edges and small parts testing
  • Tension testing (to ensure components shall not detach under force of 10lbf held for duration of 10 seconds)
  • Actual measurement vs ‘tight-fitting garment’ sleepwear requirements testing


All Boody Packaging SGS tests:

  • Toxics in packaging
  • Recycled paper used in packaging
  • Vegetable inks used in packaging


Certification No’s:

HZSL1607062808TX, HZSL1604029726TX, SHAEC1300455303, CN08/20406, CN13/10077, SHAEC1520767401 (Baby), SHAEC1604605201 (Baby), SHAEC1520767401 (Baby), HZSL1608064583TX (Baby), HZSL1607062959TX (Baby)

 

ISO 14001 & ISO 9001

 

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 163 national standards bodies, developing International Standards that provide solutions to global challenges.

 

ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that organisations use to reduce their negative environmental impact and contribute to the environmental “pillar of sustainability”.


The intended outcome of ISO 14001 are to:

  • Enhance environmental performance
  • Fulfilment of compliance obligations
  • Achieve environmental objectives


Boody’s certification affirms that the production in our factories complies with ISO 14001 Regulations.


Certification No:
08915E20712R2M
Valid from: 09/10/2015
Valid to: 08/10/2018
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=60857

 

ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system to ensure that products meet statutory regulations and requirements, as well as consistency for the customer. In this way it aims to enhance customer satisfaction.

All the requirements of ISO 9001 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organisation, regardless of its type or size, or the products it provides.

Boody’s certification affirms the quality assurance and consistency of all our garments.

 

Certification No: 08915Q21917R2M
Valid from: 09/10/2015
Valid to: 08/10/2018

 

WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production)

WRAP’s mission is to ensure sewn products are being produced under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.

WRAP is the world’s largest independent, factory-based social compliance certification program for the sewn products sector. There are currently 2,286 WRAP factories worldwide employing 2,065,900 people (as at Jan 2017).

There are 12 WRAP principles which govern factory certification, based on generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations. Principles encompass human resource management, health and safety, environmental practices and legal compliance.

  1. Compliance with Laws and Workplace Regulations
  2. Prohibition of Forced Labor
  3. Prohibition of Child Labor
  4. Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse
  5. Compensation and Benefits
  6. Hours of Work
  7. Prohibition of Discrimination
  8. Health and Safety
  9. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  10. Environment
  11. Customs Compliance
  12. Security

Boody factories meet compliance to WRAP’s GOLD standards.

Certification No: please contact us
Certification Class: Gold
Valid from: 08/12/2016
Valid to: 08/12/2017

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