Premier Clothing Ltd. recognises that business impacts the environment, and we are continuously working to improve our material choices and manufacturing practices when developing new and existing products.
All materials, including those in our Organic and Recycled range must adhere to Premier’s high standards of quality and durability. Longevity continues to be priority for us, to ensure optimal usage of finished products by the end-user. We encourage customers who decorate our product to also consider less impactful methods and materials in order to extend the sustainability credentials of these products.
We are also in the process of measuring CO2 emissions, water and energy usage within our supply chain. Once we have quantified our current usage, we can compare our performance to global benchmarks and set purposeful targets to reduce our output in these key areas.
As part of Premier’s continuing sustainability efforts, we are certified by the organisations listed below.
Better Cotton™ is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to make the production of cotton sustainable. Making it better for the environment and better for the people that grow the cotton in securing a future in the supply chain. Better Cotton™ operates on a mass balance basis. The Better Cotton™ member is contributing to the training of cotton farmers to adopt more sustainable practices.
We are committed to sourcing 10% of our cotton as Better Cotton by 2023, with the long term aim to source 50% by 2026. As Better Cotton™ members we are supporting farmers who input material into our supply chain. Products are sourced via a system of mass balance and therefore may not contain Better Cotton.
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) verifies the percentage of organically grown material and tracks it from source to final product. The purchase of Organic Content Standard (OCS) certified products demonstrates demand for organic agriculture. Products certified to the Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS 100) contain at least 95% certified organically grown material and products certified to the Organic Content Standard Blended (OCS Blended) products contain between 5-94% certified organically grown material.
Products certified to the Global Recycled Standard contain recycled material that has been independently verified at each stage of the supply chain, from the source to the final product. In addition, certified organisations have met social, environmental, and chemical requirements at each stage of the supply chain. The purchase of Global Recycled Standard certified products demonstrates demand for recycled content and best processing practices in the supply chain.
The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) verifies the percentage of recycled material and tracks it from the source to the final product. The purchase of Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) certified products demonstrates demand for recycled materials. Products certified to the Recycled Claim Standard Blended (RCS Blended) contain between 5-94% certified recycled material.
OK Compost Industrial is a waste management label created by TUV Austria which defines the correct environment for bio-degradation to occur. The OK compost label featuring ‘industrial’ signifies that the packaging cannot be disposed of in household waste (soil) or in seawater. It is certified to be disposed of within a commercial compost facility.
Where possible we will source compostable packaging, which can be disposed of within a commercial compost facility. By choosing OK Compost Industrial we can assure the correct environments for our packaging to be disposed of. We would encourage our customers to dispose of packaging in line with the labels printed on all compostable packaging. Read more about our packaging policy.
Standard 100 by Oekotex is an international standard that provides assurances that textiles and accessories have not been made with restricted chemicals and substances that can be harmful to health. Products with the standard 100 labels attached provide the confidence that each component of the product has been made to a high standard of product safety.
Premier have achieved Oekotex® certification within selected product types within the range. We are continuously working with our supply chain to add more products and components to our certification. Any products displaying this logo on the product page mean that they are fully certified as OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 products.