Ensuring Product Safety
In 2020, we announced our goal to have all products made in our owned facilities certified by Oeko-Tex® by 2025. All of our products sold in Europe already meet this certification, and we are now well underway to certifying one of our largest Fruit of the Loom product lines in the U.S., a men’s T-shirt. The groundwork for this achievement was laid in 2020.
We relied on the processes already in place in our Oeko-Tex® certified Morocco textile facility to expand certification to our textile facility in Honduras, including submitting product samples for lab testing.
We also surveyed all of our suppliers to identify those already certified by Oeko-Tex®, which has been a positive exercise to share our strategic vision and collaborate on the use of certifications. In 2020, 12% of our suppliers were certified, including 100% of our yarn suppliers. We will continue to engage with all of our suppliers to elevate quality by supporting them in achieving certification.
All of our products continue to comply with all applicable regulations outlined in the Restricted Substances List published by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), which is held by Sphera2, a third-party online system. Oeko-Tex® certification adds another layer of compliance to ensure product safety and transparency for our consumers.
Director of Corporate Communications