Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) - Textile industry certification

Better Cotton Initiative

BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) is a platform that, through the registration of companies, promotes environmental and social sustainability in cotton-growing areas in underdeveloped countries.
BCI farmers implement crop protection policies (from responsible water use to preservation of land and fibre quality). In light of the economic and political difficulties the system operates in, it also commits to ensuring its farmers fair work conditions.

European Flax - Textile industry certification

European Flax®

European Flax® guarantees the traceability for premium linen fibre grown in Western Europe (France, Belgium, The Netherlands). A vegetal fibre, cultivated without irrigation (99,9% guaranteed by CELC) and GMO free. European Flax® aims to meet consumer’s expectations enhancing the sustainable qualities of this natural, local and traceable, socially responsible, innovative and performant fibre. It is owned and registered by the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC).


This certification ensures that FSC®-labelled products were produced using wood from forests managed in a sustainable way. With regard to Clerici Tessuto, the viscose used is certified as obtained from conifers growing in the Nordic Countries. Furthermore, as a member of the Canopy project, the Company uses only rayon and viscose produced by companies that have a low impact on ancient and endangered forests (Hot Button Ranking top 10).

Global Recycled Standard

International standard for the sustainable production
of clothing and textile products manufactured using recycled materials (50% minimum). Compliance with this standard means that the whole supply chain is certified, from production to labelling. The Company also collaborates with Parley for the Oceans organization and is committed to manufacture luxury fabrics using GRS-certified polyester yarns created using plastic pollution collected from oceans.


GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is an international standard for sustainable production of clothing and textile products, manufactured using organic natural fibres (70% minimum) such as cotton, silk and wool. The environmental declaration issued under the standard certifies the use of organic natural fibres for semi-finished and finished products, traceability throughout the whole production process, restrictions on the use of chemicals and compliance with environmental and social criteria in each phase of the supply chain.


The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is an independent assessment and certification system applicable worldwide for raw materials, semi-finished and finished products in the textile industry at any processing level, as well as for auxiliary products used. The goal of OEKO-TEX® is to provide a single standard for the management of hazardous substances to textile and clothing manufacturing companies, and therefore a guarantee for customers.


Seri.co is a certification system based on Procedural Guidelines applied to ensure high quality standards throughout the production process, for textile products and chemicals.

ZDHC Certification


ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) is an international programme based on the principles of transparency and chemicals management with an integrated prevention and precaution approach.

Product innovation and sustainability have been increasing in importance for Clerici Tessuto.
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