GOTS and FAIRTRADE Certification

 

What is GOTS Certification?

Each and every one of our products is made using GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton.

GOTS is internationally recognized as the highest level of certification available for organic fabrics.  To receive certification a fabric must be evaluated at each step of the manufacturing process - from raw materials to final fabric production into garments.

GOTS Certified products forbid the use of harmful pesticides, toxic metals and chlorine bleach.  All dyes used in the manufacturing process must meet strict safety requirements on toxicity and biodegradability.  Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.  This means that there is no chemical residue in the fabric which we believe is better for your baby and for the environment.

The factories that produce the products that we sell are required by the GOTS Certification process to provide safe working conditions and fair living wages for all of their employees.

In addition to using GOTS Certified organic cotton, all of our products are lead, flame-retardant and phthalate free.  This means that we do not use zippers or snaps that contain lead nor are any of our products treated with formaldehyde containing fire-retardant.

 

Why is FAIRTRADE so important to us?

It is our mission to produce purposeful, sustainable and downright awesome clothing for kids.  However, we also feel that we have a duty to ourselves as a company and to our customers, to know exactly where and how our products are manufactured.  

It is of paramount importance to us that all of our clothing and accessories have been manufactured in a socially responsible way and that no person has been exploited in the process.  Therefore, we are only happy using a manufacturer with FAIRTRADE certification.

Fairtrade ensures fair prices, living wages and community benefits for farmers, workers and their families in developing countries.  Education, health care and environmental sustainability all benefit from Fairtrade.  Workers will benefit from improved and humane working conditions. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

If we can produce clothing with FAIRTRADE certification then it helps us to be a responsible company with savvy shoppers! 

 

Packaging Responsibly

Elephant Moon is fully committed to using less plastic and to reducing our packaging.  We don’t believe in extravagant amounts of boxes or gift wrapping and try to use just what we need to save on waste where absolutely possible. 

When our products are shipped from our manufacturer, we ask that they place more than one item per plastic bag.  In doing so we have managed to reduce our plastic waste by over 50%.  We are aiming to improve this even more so that we can ditch the plastic bags altogether.

We don’t use any plastic tags, hangers or plastic hang-tag attachments on any of our products.

When our products are shipped to our customers, they are gift wrapped in recycled tissue paper and mailed using 100% recyclable Eco Natural mailers from wwwecologypkg.com.  

Not only are our mailing bags made from 100% recyclable content, they can be recycled again once they have been used.

We are proud to be a sustainable company and will commit to using new and improved practices wherever possible.