Sustainable Programs and Organizations

A union in Brazil dedicated to promoting a more sustainable cotton production in Brazil with a strong focus on good social, environmental, and economic practices.

The foundation helps people help themselves through trade, thereby promoting environmental protection and securing livelihoods for generations to come. Aid by Trade supports the sustainable cultivation of agricultural and forestry products with the long-term goal to further develop the value chains in those countries.

An independent verifier that follows textile’s path during the manufacturing process. Bluesign makes improvements at every stage of production and is helping to change the environmental impact of textiles for good.

Mission is to create awareness about keeping clothing, footwear and textiles out of landfills.

Located in NYC, FabScrap will take textiles you no longer want and recycle the goods or sell them in one of their two shops.

Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

A standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public.

An international standard that sets environmental management systems to help companies manage environmental impact.

A network of 120 stakeholders including businesses, governments, civil society, unions, and standards organizations that are working to improve social, economic and environmental standards around the world.

Plastic Bank is keeping plastic out of our oceans. They buy plastic from certified suppliers and sell it to other companies to process into new materials, like spools of thread.

An international non-profit, non-government alliance that promotes sustainable forest management through third party verifications. The PEFC ensures that forest-based products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards throughout the entire forest supply chain.

Promotes an apparel, footwear and textile industry that produces no unnecessary harm to the environment and has a positive impact on people and communities associated with those activities.

Based in Canada, this North American non-profit sets standards for sustainably sourced forests and forest-focused collaborations.
SFI has three standards and a Small Lands Certification Module.

The WEEE Directive set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods for members in the European Economic Council (EEC)