Sock and garment specialist Kingly has been awarded two environmental certifications for its range of unisex apparel.
It has achieved the Global Recycling Standard (GRS) and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) after investing around €100,000 (£87,000) every year on SMETA Pillar 4 audits and certification procedures. SMETA supply-chain audits cover labour, health and safety, and environmental performance.
GOTS is the international standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
The GRS is an international full-product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.
Kingly has also implemented an anti-greenwashing validation system to prove traceability through the third-party Cradle to Gate sustainability platform.
Kingly was already one of only 52 producers of GOTS-certified socks in the world. It also has an Oeko-Tex certificate for its bestselling socks, testifying that they are made with no harmful chemicals.