How we do it
Knowledge is power
Transparency throughout production plays an important role in modern sustainable manufacturing. For you too. Our sustainable practices help us secure that feeling of openness. Openness is the essence of ECHTE. It should be easy to see what we are up to. Every style is provided with the name and location of the factory that helped us create ECHTE, so you can see just where your carefully-picked ECHTE styles were born. This intel is provided because knowledge is power.
Every decision matters
We take social and environmental standards seriously. That’s why we teamed up with the United Nations Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, which fights for human rights, environmental issues and against corruption. Companies who join the Global Compact are obliged to align their business operations with its principles, and to report back on their efforts. If we talk the talk, we must walk the walk.
“Sustainability is more than an end goal
- it is the driving force behind every decision made at ECHTE”
No unfair or unsafe labour
Along with the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI), we strive to improve human and labour rights in our production. Thanks to this collaboration, we are able to uphold the labour standards we require of our suppliers in terms of working hours, pay, discrimination policies and employment security. No unfair or unsafe labour goes into making our clothes. It is not the easiest way to do business. But for us it is the ECHTE way.
ECHTE is certified
ECHTE is certified but what does that mean? It means that our products have been produced in factories adhering to strict environmental and social standards. Certification is how we ensure that these standards are followed and respected. ECHTE is proud to work with certified producers and their suppliers from raw material to the finished fabric and garment.
“ECHTE is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified,
and some of our products are even
certified by the Nordic Ecolabel as well.”
No nasty chemicals – OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
Conventionally-produced clothing often contains residue from chemicals that is gradually released as the clothing is put to use. This chemical residue ends up inside the person wearing the clothes. Yes. It’s you we are talking about. To make sure that you won’t be exposed to such nasty chemicals, ECHTE is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified. OEKO-TEX® checks for the presence of harmful chemicals in accordance with the European REACH standards. You can therefore rest assured – even the buttons on your new OEKO-TEX® certified ECHTE clothing have been produced without any use of harmful chemicals.
Denim for Days – The Nordic ecolabel
The Nordic ecolabel (also known as the Nordic Swan Ecolabel) is the holy grail of ecolabels in the Nordic countries. As one of the world’s toughest and most recognised environmental certifications, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel focuses on both product materials and production processes. It forces us and our factories to work harder, smarter and more eco-friendly. Our denim line Denim for Days is certified by The Nordic Ecolabel. How cool is that?