Check out our brand’s certifications.
The symbols below can be spotted throughout our website and they refer to official certifications awarded to our collaborative brands for their eco-friendly efforts.
Have peace of mind knowing that our brands complied with sustainable and eco-friendly measures throughout the manufacturing processes.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified Organic Cotton
GOTS Certified products ensure that the cotton used to craft your product has been sourced from farmers who only use natural farming methods — without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. This reduces the emission of greenhouse gasses that are given off by regular cotton production by a whopping 94%!
Chemical-Free Dyes / Natural Dyes / Plant Dyes
Did you know that approximately 20% of industrial water pollution in the world comes from the fashion and textile industry alone? The 8,000 synthetic chemicals used to turn raw materials into textiles are to blame.
The good news is that raw materials for dyeing garments are 100% chemical-free, biodegradable and available in abundance. Common examples of these are the roots, bark and flowers of plants.
So, while you may think you’re doing enough by opting for eco-friendly materials in the wider sense — it’s important to check that all the colourants used in the dyeing process are derived from natural sources as they are will all our products.
GRS (Global Recycable Standard) Certified 100% Recycled/Bio-Degradable/Plastic-Free Packaging
Our factory is the only GRS-certified cotton making factory in the world. The packaging used for all of our productsis made from 100% cotton waste, processed in our plant with zero water discharge and powered by solar energy.
How do we do it? Collecting post-consumer white cotton t-shirts or fabric waste from the garment factory cutting floor, we shred and combine them with water to create a recycled cotton pulp that is then converted to paper/boards — without the use of chemicals, sun-dried and printed using mineral-oil-free, vegetable-oil-based inks.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
A carbon footprint refers to the total amount of greenhouse gases that are generated by our actions. Carbon dioxide is the most common gas generated by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas, petrol and diesel that are often used in the manufacturing and transportation of goods.
At ceae, we are constantly working on ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Here are some of the recent data of our efforts to do so:
Our wallets and accessories are PETA vegan-certified, so you can shop with us knowing that no animals were harmed or exploited in their production. Instead of leather, our brands have opted for cruelty-free cork. It’s water-resistant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, fireproof and buoyant — so what’s not to love about this alternative?
ResQA non-profit animal charity that provides medical aid and rehabilitation for animals that face injury or adversity and any kind of physical or psychological abuse. ResQ believes in helping animals through direct action and aims for a peaceful co-existence between humans and animals. Our shared values about the environment helped us join paws.
GOTS Certified Dyes
Typical commercial dye-baths contain ammonia, alkali salts and heavy metals, most of which are exceptionally toxic with health impacts on both ourselves and the environment. That’s why we chose to use sustainable cotton and eco-friendly dyes.
OEKO-TEX is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. Since 20% of water pollution comes from dyeing textiles with toxic chemicals, this certification helps us reduce the negative impact on our waterways.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. More than 2,300 members make up the network, including farmers, ginners, spinners, suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners, retailers, civil society organisations, donors and governments. The organisation adopts the approach of training farming communities to produce in the most eco-friendly way possible.