Kingly are happy to share that our custom apparel manufacturing is fully operational. Our production facility is internally audited and accredited to the Global organic textile standard (GOTS) and the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). The quality control management maintains exceptionally high standards of quality whilst maintaining the traceability and transparency of our supply chain Management systems. Then it is further enhanced by the social side: the people. At Kingly, we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.
Accreditation and choices of fabric
All fabrics, sewing threads, printing, embroidery and accessories meet the GOTS and or GRS standards, and are supplied by our partners in the European Union. We have reached the stage of dismissing imported fabrics and accessories. In so doing we create ‘cleaner’ more transparent supply chains. All through the production cycle are EU-based accredited GRS and GOTS producers. Traceability means everything to us and for that we work on genuine transaction certificates from the third-party auditors at Control Union. Transaction certificates are based on your specific order. In so doing your customer is guaranteed genuine EU-manufactured apparel.
The choice of fabric is almost limitless. Take for example GOTS organic yarn with 7% banana and 7% pineapples in the mix! How best to prove it is true? Through a requested transaction certificate. You can move to the next level with Kingly.
What is a transaction certificate and why do we need it?
According to Textile Exchange, a Transaction Certificate is a “document issued by a certification body that verifies that products being sold or shipped from one organization to another conform to a given Standard and may be treated as claimed materials by the receiver”.
These types of documents are important because they verify that the shipment and product information is both true and accurate and that the flow of goods is documented properly. Everything from the seller and buyer, product weights and certified components are listed on Transaction Certificates. The importance of this is paramount. Far too many producers are “hijacking” illegally the GOTS and GRS standards.
Kingly have implemented an anti-greenwashing validation system whereby we can prove our traceability through the third-party Cradle to Gate system and various certifications. All are 100% proven, transparent and traceable. Simply put, if there is no internal certification or transaction certificate chances are it’s a fake. We can supply an amazing range of apparel from T-Shirts to hoodies with many different accessories. The quality is guaranteed by ISO 9001 / 14001 and 45001 certifications and SMETA Pillar 4 audits. We make sure that all our employees are treated fairly.
Credibility of GOTS and GRS
Products carrying GOTS logos contain credible assurance of the organic origin of the product, as well as environmentally and socially responsible processing. The entire organic supply chain is covered, from harvesting to manufacturing and trading, delivering credible assurance to end consumers. GOTS prohibits the use of the kinds of chemicals commonly used in textile processing that can cause cancer, birth defects and other serious illnesses. Chemicals, like persistent hormone-disrupting substances, also destroy ecosystems and biodiversity on an international scale.
GRS is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling. It sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled input. The GRS dictates social and environmental best practices, such as chemical restrictions for fabrics, clothing, garments, accessories, and more.
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