Mit unserer ökologischen, fairen und erschwinglichen Mode wollen wir ein Zeichen gegen Kinderarbeit, Ausbeutung und die Umweltverschmutzung setzen.

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Wir sind drei junge Studenten aus Solothurn, einer kleinen Stadt in der Schweiz. Gemeinsam gründeten wir ein kleines Start-up in unserem Keller. Unsere Absicht, ökologische und faire Mode zu einem erschwinglichen Preis zu produzieren, resultierte in unserer Marke Brave. Wir sehen uns selbst als eine Textil-Refiner-Marke mit eigenem Druck und eigenen Designs. Alle ausgewählten Produkte die von uns veredelt werden bestehen aus 100 % gekämmter Bio-Baumwolle, sind mit GOTS-Zertifikat (siehe unten) ausgestattet und erfüllen die Anforderungen der Fair Wear Foundation (siehe unten).

T-Shirts

 

Alle unsere T-shirts werden von Stanley / Stella® hergestellt und bestehen aus 100 % Bio- Baumwolle mit einer Grammatur von 155 g/m2. Der Prozess der Fertigung entspricht den Richtlinien der Fair-Wear-Foundation. Darüber hinaus sind alle unsere Produkte GOTS zertifiziert. Unten sind einige Aussagen bezüglich der Unternehmensethik von Stanley / Stella® wie Authentizität, Nachhaltigkeit und zeitgenössische Mode aufgeführt..

“We favour organic fabrics that care for your skin and for the environment. And since the planet is no laughing matter, we have obtained the strictest environmental certifications and labels on the market for our entire production chain.” 

“… we work exclusively with exemplary factories that protect rights of the men and women they employ and do their utmost to minimize their environmental footprint.” 

“… we work exclusively with exemplary factories that protect rights of the men and women they employ and do their utmost to minimize their environmental footprint.” 

“Stanley/Stella was conceived from a belief that the textiles industry has to start acting a lot more responsibly. As we see it, change is the only option. And that starts with being aware that every purchasing choice can make a difference. We are committed to genuine sustainability right through our supply chain. Our affiliation with Fairwear Foundation (Corporate Social Responsibility) as well as our high standard certifications (GOTS, OE 100, OE Blended, OEKO TEX, REACH) prove our commitment to sustainable practices.” 

We reached out that all of our clothes are 100% made out of organic cotton, and the working conditions are fully supervised by the international "Fair Wear Foundation"

Pullover, Jacken, Sweaters und Trainerhosen

Earth Poisitve® ist der Hersteller von unseren sorgfältig ausgewählten Hoodies. Alle unsere Produkte bestehen aus 100 % Bio-Baumwolle. Earth Positive® stellt sich selbst als eine "Klima neutrale Bekleidungsmarke" dar. Die wichtigsten Punkte in ihrer Lieferkette bestehen aus ökologischen und ethischen Standards. Ihre Textilien sind GOTS zertifiziert und entsprechen den Richtlinien der Fair Wear Foundation..

“We understand that the change in the climate represents the sum of all the environmental and social damage done on our planet for the last century. Our mission is to inspire and implement solutions to this climate crisis. The apparel/clothing industry has long been one of the world’s most environmentally and socially damaging industries; EarthPositive® has a single aim, which is to prove that it is possible to produce (cotton) clothing without any detrimental effects to the Earth's soil or water, its inhabitants, whether they be animals, plants or people, or to its climate.

“We hope to lead by example, educate, inspire, motivate. Make the best product, do no unnecessary harm, and ultimately, to use our business to inspire and implement solutions to help reverse the climate crisis.” 

“We have specifically chosen to work in regions where organic cotton is planted and harvested by hand, without mechanization, and because organic farming does not use petroleum based chemical fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide, it is less reliant on fossil fuels.”

“The primary energy source for EarthPositive® apparel is thirty massive wind turbines that generate a continuous source of renewable electricity.”

Sport- und Langarmshirts

Since Sportequipment is rarely made out of cotton and would be a very uncomfortable material get active in, despite the unecological aspect of polyester, we deiced to settle with this kind of material.

The manufacturer of our Sport-Shirts and Longsleeves is Stedman®, who convinced us with his business ethic, climate friendly processes and employment practices. All of their products come with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI) certificate.

Environment

Stedman believes in doing business with suppliers who share the company’s commitment to protecting the quality of the environment around the world through sound environmental management.

Suppliers will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and will promptly develop and implement plans or programs to correct any non-compliant practices. Stedman will favorsuppliers who seek to reduce waste and minimize the environmentalimpact of their operations.

Employment Practices

Stedman has a strong commitment to treating employees fairly, and with dignity and respect. They believe in doing business with suppliers who share this commitment, and require suppliers to comply with applicable employment laws and to support fundamental human rights for all people.

Child labor  

 

Suppliers will not employ individuals in violation of the local mandatory school age, or under the legal employment age in each country where they operate. Moreover, in no case will suppliers employ non-family workers under age 15, except for child actorsand models employed in advertising or media who are protected by applicable child labor requirements.

Compensation 

Suppliers will, at a minimum, comply with applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages.

Discrimination  

 

Suppliers will not discriminate based on personal characteristics or beliefs. Stedman will favor those suppliers who provide equal opportunity to all.

Forced labor

Suppliers will not use forced or involuntary labor whether bonded, prison or indentured, including debt servitude.

Freedom of association and collective bargaining 

Suppliers will respect the right of employees to exercise their lawful right of free association. Similarly, suppliers will recognize the lawful rights of their employees to choose or not choose collective bargaining representation.

Safety and health 

 

Suppliers will operate a safe and healthywork environment for their employees. Where applicable, this alsoapplies to housing and eating facilities.

Workplace harassment or abuse  

 

Suppliers will not subject employees to physical, verbal, sexual, or psychological harassment, nor use corporal or physical punishment to discipline employees.

 

Working hours 

Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding working hours.

(source: https://www.stedman.eu/out/media/Stedman-Global-Standard-for-Suppliers.pdf)

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Certificates

“Under the Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.) farmers and field workers are protected by stringent social criteria and by the ban on the use of poisonous chemicals that can severely the health of farmers and their families. 

The International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S) was formed as an initiative of leading standard organizations in 2002 with the goal to unify the various existing standards and draft standards which caused confusion with market participants and consumers and were an obstacle to free international trade with organic textiles. 

The Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.) has turned out to be the leading set of criteria in the field of organic textile processing.”

 

(source: http://www.earthpositive.se/about.html)

 

The Fair Wear Foundation exists to promote fair labour conditions in the textile industry worldwide. By affiliating to FWF companies commit to implementing and maintaining a Code of Conduct designed specifically for the garment industry.

The Code of Conduct is a contract between the factory and FWF and incorporates the following eight labour standards:

 

1) no use of child labour 

2) No use of forced labour 

3) Safe and healthy working conditions 

4) Legal labour contract 

5) Payment of a living wage 

6) Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining

7) No discrimination against employees 

8) No excessive hours of work 

 

(source: http://www.earthpositive.se/about.html)

The carbon footprint (CO2) is the total carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) emitted during the cultivation and harvesting of cotton, fibre processing, textile production, packaging, transportation and warehousing in the EU. The carbon footprint of the manufacturer of our Hoodies (Earth Positive®) has been reduced by up to 90% through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and by using renewable wind power. The Carbon Trust (UK) has provided an independent verification and Earth Positive® was the first textile brand to be able to use their CO2 reduction label as a means of communicating this.

(source: http://www.dynamics.se/brands/earth-positive/)

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more).

(source: https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/business/certifications_and_services/ots_100/ots_100_start.xhtml)

In a global marketplace, supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. It’s now more necessary than ever for companies to improve visibility over their production – and to drive improvements across their supply chains wherever possible. Since 2003, amfori BSCI has enabled companies to trade with purpose by improving social performance in their supply chain. 

(source: https://www.amfori.org/content/amfori-bsci)

Zusätzlich

Tiefer Wasserverbrauch


Earth positive® Produkte werden in einer Region von Indien hergestellt, die bis zu 95 % des Wassers aus den Monsun-Niederschlägen erhält. Dies ist ein wichtiges Detail auf das wir achten, da der Monsunregen die Notwendigkeit einer großflächigen Bewässerung reduziert die normalerweise mit konventionellem Baumwollanbau verbunden ist, was den lokalen Dörfern knappe Wasserressourcen durch das Entwässern von Seen und Flüssen entziehen könnte, was wiederum den Fußabdruck der Produkte erhöhen würde.

Windkraft


30 Windturbinen liefern die primäre Energiequelle für den gesamten Produktionsprozess vom Spinnen des Garns bis zur Fertigstellung der Kleidungsstücke. Die Windturbinen produzieren Windkraft zu sauberer und erneuerbarer Energie.

Transport


Earth Positive® hat keine Luftfrachtpolitik. Sie nutzen die containerisierte Seeschifffahrt von Indien nach Europa und in die USA, was auch unseren CO2-Fußabdruck reduziert.

Biologisch abbaubare Verpackungen


Earth Positive® Bekleidung ist in biologisch abbaubaren PVC-freien Verpackungen und in 100% recycelten Kartons verpackt.

Was ist Klima neutral?


Klimaneutral bedeutet, dass die industriellen Treibhausgasemissionen für die Produktion von Earth Positive® auf den vorindustriellen Stand reduziert wurden, indem der biologische Anbau reduziert und die CO2-neutrale industrielle Produktion durch die Substitution von Strom aus fossilen Kraftwerken durch saubere erneuerbare Energie aus Windkraftanlagen erreicht wurde.

(source: http://www.dynamics.se/brands/earth-positive/)