C&A Cradle-to-Cradle certification
C&A works closely with the inventor of Cradle-to-Cradle and has been rated Cradle-to-Cradle Certified™ with the score GOLD by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Cradle-to-Cradle Certified™ GOLD means that the product contains no harmful materials. It also has a complete nutrient management strategy and is completely recyclable. C&A for example does not use any polyester labels or nylon seams, instead both of these are made out of organic cotton.
A GOLD rated product also uses 50% renewable energy in the production process and 50% of emissions are offset locally. Also, the water quality has been optimised so that outgoing wastewater from the production sites does not contain any chemicals.
The final part of the assessment focuses on social responsibility. It is important to improve social standards. This can have positive influences on the production chain or the promotion of a social project that improves the living conditions of the employees and the communities.
C&A’s C2C-certified garments are available in a variety of cuts and different colours and are completely recyclable thanks to organic cotton and exclusively natural raw materials.
You can find more information about sustainable fashion C2C-certified garments from C&A here.