3 main fundamentals of sustainability
1. Environmentally friendly production
2. Fair Trade
3. Sustainable Development Goals
Environmentally friendly production
Our priority in production does not change: Environment and people.
We know that our future depends on a sustainable economy. It is very clear for today’s reality that limited resources need a plan and structure for manufacturing in the fashion industry. We support this understanding with our certificates, documenting our environmentally friendly production process.
OEKO-TEX CLASS 1
The Oeko-Tex® 100 standard is a worldwide standard certification system for textile products and raw materials used in manufacturing processes by measuring their environmental impact.
The certificate assures that the dyes and raw materials used during manufacturing do not contain harmful chemicals, and if they do, they are used in permitted quantities. In addition, the Oeko-Tex® 100 standard is only valid if all components meet the required criteria. Therefore, in addition to the fabric, accessories such as yarn, lining, print, button and zipper are also subject to inspection in this process..
Better Cotton Initiative is implemented in 5 continents and 23 countries around the world. This initiative highlights how essential good cotton is for our future. The initiative is also aimed to increase the welfare of agricultural workers along with the effective and minimum use of inputs such as pesticides, fertilizers and water in cotton production, the protection and improvement of soil quality and natural habitats in agricultural lands.
Fair trade is an area where the multi-stage manufacturing process of the textile industry needs transparency. We always aim to offer better conditions to our employees who make BUG Tekstil possible with their efforts.
SEDEX is a trade society working to improve the working conditions in the international supply chain. This organization, which oversees not only the processes but also the protection of the employees, aims to better the companies registered in its system in terms of ethics and fair trade, and encourages to create a supply chain from the companies registered in the system.
The SEDEX system opens the reports of organizations that pass ethical trade terms and social criteria to other member organizations.
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an independent organization based in the United Kingdom. The initiative was founded in 1998 in order to prevent companies that have their manufacturing facilities overseas from offering their employees inhumane working conditions. The initiative still regulates the fair working conditions of member companies and non-governmental organizations.
As one of the member institutions, we are committed to providing our employees with fair working conditions.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are a 17-point action plan put forward by the United Nations for the future of the planet and the well-being of humanity. It is expected that all countries that are members of the United Nations will work to achieve the goals in the specified areas by 2030. We adopted three of these goals at BUG textile to guide us through.
SDG 5- Gender Equality
SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 12- Responsible Production and Consumption
We proceed our manufacturing with organic and recycled fabrics in line with the demands of our customers.