Responsible Source - Textiles

Synthetic Materials for Textiles

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Third-party recognition as a Certified Responsible Source™ confirms that your synthetic fiber and resin have been produced in accordance with fundamental benchmarks of environmental, social and ethical accountability. This certification reinforces the sustainability objectives of your business customers manufacturing or merchandising a wide range of finished products, from apparel and footwear to upholstered furnishings, housewares, and geotextiles.

As a leading third-party certifier of environmental claims, SCS Global Services will help you gain recognition for your exceptional accomplishments. In addition, input materials certified to Responsible Source satisfy many credits under the NSF/ANSI 336 standard and help your customers qualify for Association for Contract Textiles Facts certification.

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Recyclers, processors, and downstream manufacturers who produce synthetic polymers and fiber, such as polyester and nylon, are eligible for certification. Examples include: recycled polymer scrap, resin, pellets, and flake; undyed fiber and spun fiber; and fabrics made from these materials.

Certification Features
  • Recycled Polymer Materials - Contains a minimum of 85% recycled content or is certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP)
  • Ethical - Avoids questionable or unethical sources
  • Labor Protections - Ensures that workers are treated fairly according to internationally recognized (ILO) labor standards
  • Supply Chain Management - Introduces supply chain risk management tools to improve sourcing strategies and prevent destructive environmental practices
  • Environmental Impact Assessment - examines the environmental impacts associated with product manufacturing
Complementary Services

We provide a full spectrum of environmental and sustainability certification services. For example, natural fibers may be certified as sustainably grown. Packaging may be certified for its recycled content. And our life cycle assessment team can help you set up supply chain management tools.

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