24 Jul FAIRTRADE® again endorses Resuinsa’s socially and environmentally responsible textile production
This transparent certification process ensures traceability in the cotton value chain so that customers can be safe in the knowledge that garments are made from Fairtrade cotton.
Resuinsa’s textiles have once again been certified for their socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing process. After passing several audits, the most respected international ethical standards body FAIRTRADE® has again renewed the company’s certification.
The FAIRTRADE® mark guarantees products adhere to fair trade standards for personal and planetary sustainability. In this sense, the organisation works to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, protect the environment and combat climate change.
Moreover, the entire supply chain from the raw material (cotton) to final consumer products is certified. In this respect, FAIRTRADE® sets strict social, environmental and economic standards for the entire chain. In fact, it has set up an independent audit, Flocert, to certify the chain from supplier to manufacturer, in line with the Cotton and Trade Standard (ISO 17065).
In terms of environmental impact, the organisation also audits the controlled and limited use of synthetic agrochemicals; a ban on GMO use; protection for biodiversity and highly conserved natural areas, and rainwater irrigation and collection. FAIRTRADE ® points out that thanks to these measures, 70% of Fairtrade cotton production, such as that used by Resuinsa, is also certified organic.
For Resuinsa CEO, Félix Martí, labels such as FAIRTRADE® ‘ensure the production process is sustainable and socially responsible, and provide supply chain security. These certificates are increasingly important for consumers and customers, as they convey trust and make them feel jointly responsible for social and environmental commitment’.
In this sense, FAIRTRADE® follows the path set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ‘which form part of Resuinsa’s identity; a sustainable development agenda guided by 17 global goals to be met by 2030. Everybody, both businesses and citizens, need to come together and internalise these goals in order to eradicate poverty, care for our planet and ensure prosperity for society as a whole’, continued Martí.
In this vein, Resuinsa has once again renewed transparent certification to ensure traceability in the cotton value chain so that customers can be sure garments are made from responsible, and socially and environmentally sustainable Fairtrade cotton.