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Environment & Ethics

 

We Love Our World

We strive to be as Environmental and Ethical as we can.   We avidly research all the latest technology & ideas that we can find.   Whenever you purchase a Cotes of London item please, rest assured, that you are at the forefront of environmental procedures, sustainability and Ethics.

 

 

RDS - Responsible Down Standard

The Responsible Down Standard safeguards the welfare of geese and ducks that provide down and feathers for the products we love.

Down and feather, as by-products of poultry are only available when geese and ducks are consumed.

We have started using RDS down in all our new production.

 

Bluesign

The Blue Way by BLUESIGN represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good. As a solution provider and knowledge broker, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Corresponding to this approach, BLUESIGN encourages the industry to increase their efforts in sustainable processes step by step.

We try and ensure that all our fabric, zippers and accessories are from Bluesign approved factories.

 

Oeko-Tex 100

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.

All our fabric is from Oeko-Tex 100 approved factories.

 

BSCI

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

Our factories are BSCI certified.