A certification scheme is system whereby an independent third party goes and checks any claims that a producer, or brand, may be making about their product.
Anyone can make a claim about being ‘organic’ or ‘ethical’. But the problem is that it is impossible for consumers to tell the difference between a ‘conventional’ product and an ‘ethical’ or organic one — because the difference is not in the appearance of the product, but how it was made. When brands make these claims, they are asking for your trust in them to believe in what they say.
At Mighty Good, we believe we can do better.
Some brands, are indeed trustworthy, but we think that we should stand by our claims and prove them by having an independent certification body verify that our supply chain is really all that it is cracked up to be.
Our supply chain is certified under the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), and the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO) Cotton Standard — together they are considered the ‘gold standard’ of ethical textile production across the world.
Each standard does something slightly different. The FLO standard’s primary aim is to ensure that the farmers who grow our cotton receive a fair price for their product and have enough funds to invest in their businesses and communities. The GOTS standard ensures that only organic cotton goes into our products, that the environmental and health impacts of cotton production are actively managed and minimised and that workers are paid fair wages and work in safe conditions. Both systems are based on principles of supply chain traceability, more information about which can be found below.