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What is the Global Recycled Standard?

The GRS label is a comprehensive certification that not only guarantees the recycled content of the product (minimum: 20%), but also ensures sustainable production, the absence of harmful chemicals and ethical working conditions. This international product standard was created by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and is currently owned by Textile Exchange. It is certified through third parties.


  • Alignment of recycled definitions in multiple applications.
  • Verify recycled content in products.
  • Provide consumers (both brands and end consumers) with a tool to make informed choices.
  • Reduce the harmful impact of production on people and the environment.
  • Provide assurance that products are processed in a more sustainable way.
  • Drive higher percentages of recycled content in products.

GRS key points


Materials are verified to meet the ISO definition of recycled. Both pre-consumer and post-consumer material is accepted.


A professional external certification body audits each stage of the supply chain.


GRS sites must meet strict social and environmental requirements. The use of potentially harmful chemicals in GRS products is not allowed.


Products that meet all requirements can be labelled with the RCS or GRS logo.


Certification ensures that the identity of the recycled material is maintained: from recycler to final product.


The RCS and GRS are managed with input from recyclers, suppliers and brands and retailers around the world.

Standard 100 By OEKO-TEX® Certificate

Label for textiles tested for harmful substances

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate is the most widely used eco-label in the world to guarantee that labelled textile products have been tested for more than 300 harmful substances. The certification is based on the OEKO-TEX® catalogue of scientifically based criteria and neutral laboratory tests, taking into account numerous substances, both regulated and non-regulated, that could be harmful to health, as well as preventive parameters. In many cases, the limit values set for STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® exceed national and international requirements.

The types of products that the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate certifies are grouped into four classes:

  • Articles that may be in direct contact with the skin for babies and children up to three years of age (underwear, bed linen, towels, nappies, nappies, hygiene products, etc).
  • Articles in direct contact with the skin (underwear, bed linen, T-shirts, socks, etc.).
  • Articles not in direct contact with the skin (jackets, coats, etc.).
  • Decoration materials (tablecloths, curtains, upholstered furniture covers, etc.).

It is possible to certify any type of product used in the textile industry: flock, yarn, fabric, ready-made garments, household products, textile accessories, buttons, foams, feathers, down, etc.

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