Our Product Certifications

The Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) considers not just the organic origin of the fabric, but also the environmentally and socially responsible processing. Products with GOTS labels provide reliable confirmation of the product's organic origin, by monitoring how the material is grown, besides its ecological and social impact. The whole organic supply chain is covered, from harvesting to manufacturing and trade, that includes all phases of fabric production, starting from processing, manufacturing, production, chemical utilization, water consumption, waste treatment, to packaging, labeling, distribution, and sales, as well as social requirements and workers’ safety.

This binds Baby Isilme to rigorous environmental and social criteria, including cotton cultivation, safe fabric finishes, sustainable packaging and fair treatment of workers. This certification guarantees you a sustainable manufacturing process that is highly controlled at each stage without chemicals, for the respect of the environment and the end user. To ensure we maintain our GOTS standard, the factory where your baby’s clothing is made in is inspected annually. From the moment after the cotton is grown to when the product reaches the store and is ready for purchase. To read more about this process, Check here, or watch this video.

Fair Traded

Fair trade logo

Fairtrade is one of the most global, well-recognized ethical labels in the world. The Fairtrade Mark on certified products guarantees conformity with Fairtrade Standards. That are intended to assist the sustainable development of smaller farmers and agricultural workers in developing nations.

To become certified Fairtrade producers, cooperatives and their fellow farmers must rigorously adhere to the Fairtrade International criteria. The Fairtrade system is committed to a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) program that seeks to provide analysis and recommendations to promote increased effectiveness and impact in over 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Setting the broad standards for various stakeholders in small producer organizations, hired labor, and trade norms, besides a thorough assessment of fair-trade practices across the whole textile chain.

Why Should I Care?

Behind products in stores there are farmers, workers, and families. Millions of them are impoverished, work under poor working conditions, and suffer from inequality. Fairtrade changes this reality. Change lives by supporting Fairtrade. The Fairtrade empower millions of farmers and workers worldwide by addressing poverty and bad working conditions while also preserving the environment. By making trade fair, we may aspire for a better reality and future for next generations.

 

United States Department of Agriculture – USDA

USDA logo

USDA rigorously regulates and monitors The National Organic Program (NOP) that is the federal regulatory framework aims at safeguarding the USDA organic seal's integrity. The mark given to products and goods that meet USDA requirements and include at least 95% organic components. Our under the Nile unique collection is also certified by the National Organic Program (NOP), regulated by USDA. This means that the farm produces the cotton for your baby clothing follows strict requirements for soil and water quality, as well as woodland, wetland, animal, and all wildlife protection. Where Synthetic fertilizers and genetic modifications are strictly banned.

Gold Egyptian Seal ™

The Gold Egyptian seal of Authenticity

Our Under the Nile unique Collection is the first and only certified baby clothing with the Golden Egyptian seal of authenticity of the buttery, combed Cotton and has always exclusively used 100 percent genuine Egyptian cotton for their products. To bear the Gold Seal of Egyptian Cotton, that assures the end user the Lightweight, Breathable, Sturdy, and Outstandingly Soft Egyptian Cotton that underwent extensive DNA testing to be certified as authentic Egyptian and carry the golden seal.

The Egyptian Cotton™ seal ensures that the product is a genuine, superior quality, durable cotton fabric that is cultivated in Egypt, Hand-picked with care. cotton retains its strength for a longer period. It has been proven to endure multiple washing cycles and shown to be extremely absorbent, it absorbs moisture so well that color stays rather than faded and washed out. Read More about the Gold Egyptian Seal of Authenticity here.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label

OEKO-TEX® is 18 independent institutions in Europe, Japan, and their contact offices around the globe, that run 6 certificates, guaranteeing that: “Every component of the certified item including every thread, button and other accessory, has been tested for hazardous substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms.” Following a modular approach to test for harmful substances, certifications are available at every phase of the textile value chain, recognizing certificates from preliminary stages.

What is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®?

STANDARD 100 is a global, consistent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing stages, based accessory materials involved. According to a modular system OEKO-TEX® tests every single component and ingredient before the final article is allowed to carry the STANDARD 100 label. This includes threads, buttons, zippers, and linings. The prints and coatings applied to the outer material are also tested for harmful substances according to the criteria applicable to them.

The test is conducted on the base of a comprehensive criteria catalog that considers a wide range of harmful substances, such as prohibited azo dyes, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc., Besides criteria of the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for lead, and other numerous hazardous chemicals, as well as various parameters for healthcare. Following the issuance of the certificate, successful tests allow for the labeling of relevant fabrics or materials with the STANDARD 100 mark. The lab tests include around 100 test parameters and consider the intended use of the textiles. The more intensive the skin contact of a textile product, the more rigorous the limit values for each product class.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo

FSC is a non-governmental international organization committed to promoting responsible forest management throughout the globe. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has created a system of forest certification and product labeling that allows customers to identify sustainably produced wood, paper, and other responsibly sourced forest products. FSC forest management certification ensures that the forest is managed in a manner that maintains biological diversity and improves the lives of local people and workers while also guaranteeing sustainable economic viability. Read about FCS Principles and Criteria here.

 

Textile Exchange - The Organic Content Standard (OCS)

Textile Exchange - The Organic Content Standard (OCS) logo

Textile Exchange is a nonprofit global organization that takes the lead in the recommended fiber and materials industry. Textile Exchange develops and maintains a set of standards that allow the industry to validate sustainability claims from raw material to finished product. To tackle gaps in existing verification methods.

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is one of Textile Exchange standards applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It validates the presence and percentage of organic material in a final product and traces the raw material's flow from its source to the finished product. Reling on third-party verification to determine whether a final product contains the accurate amount of certain organically grown material. OCS allows for transparent, consistent, and comprehensive independent assessment and verification of organic material content claims on products. includes the processing, manufacturing, packing, labeling, trade, and distribution of a product containing at least 95% certified organic components. Only material from certified organic farms is admitted to the OCS, using IFOAM Family of Standards as criteria for what characterizes a reliable organic standard. Ensuring that businesses offer high-quality products and for customers to be confident they are getting what they pay for. Learn more

ENplus®

EN1 logo

The European Pellet Council (EPC) is Europe's wood pellet industry's leading voice. Its members include national pellet associations and related organizations from 18 countries. EPC maintains and improves the quality of the pellet industry by providing certification schemes, training, and quality information. In this respect, EPC coordinates ENplus® quality certification and is continuously adjusting this system to market requirements such as industrial pellet certification, sustainability concerns, and so on. ENplus® is a global certification system that ensures pellet quality by regulating it throughout the supply chain.

The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)

The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) logo

The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a broad variety of materials, products, systems, and services. It creates standardized test techniques, specifications, practices, classifications, and terminology in a variety of fields, including metals, paints, construction, consumer products, and many more.

ASTM’s Wood Standards

ASTM's wood standards are instrumental in the assessing and testing of the physical and chemical properties of a variety of wood and wood-based products. These wood standards are useful in guiding manufacturer of wood, wooden material and end-users in appropriate testing and fabrication processes to guarantee acceptable quality for safe and satisfactory use.

Disclaimer:

  • The above certifications vary according to different collections and items we offer.
  • Some Items' certificates are affiliated with the manufacturer(s) of these items. For More information about our products' certifications Contact Us.