Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is an accreditation body working collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) companies to ensure their Australian supply chains are transparent and legally compliant.
The ECA voluntary accreditation program offers practical and affordable assistance to Australian businesses that are manufacturing locally. It ensures that their Australian supply chains are fully transparent and legally compliant.
The ECA program maps a company’s supply chain throughout the entire cut, make and trim process, including all value adding processes. This is done via annual third party compliance audits conducted by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) . By encouraging companies to view supply chain management as an integral part of business, ECA protects the rights of both local factory-based workers and outworkers.
Fairtrade is about stable prices, decent working conditions and the empowerment of farmers and workers around the world.
The standards include protection of workers’ rights and the protection of children, the preservation of the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in initiatives to support local communities or business development.
Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.
FWF’s 90 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.
The Carbon Trust accreditation mark provides independent verification and certification services that recognise real achievements in sustainability.
Having developed the world’s first certification for organisational CO2e and product carbon footprints, the Carbon Trust is the leading footprint certification body for carbon, water & waste, and is accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 14065:2013 to provide greenhouse gas verification against PAS 2050 and the Code of Good Practice.