ST/ST - Sustainability Report 2023 - EN

Standing by our commitments

Standing by our commitments

Our memberships

Our certifications

We are proud to approach the environmental and social challenges our industry faces in a constructive and collaborative way. Through our memberships of Fair Wear Foundation and Textile Exchange, we aim to reinforce the positive impact we can have across our operations.

Our supply chain is certified by various independent bodies and standards, demonstrating our commitment to more environmentally friendly practices. But our dedication doesn’t end there. Together with our partners, we continue to go beyond certifications to increase our understanding and drive positive action for our planet and its people.


Fair Wear Foundation

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading worldwide standard for organic cotton. Based on both ecological and social criteria, it guarantees that cotton is organically grown without the use of genetically modified seeds or hazardous chemicals. It also ensures traceability from post-harvesting of the raw material to the final customer, including transaction certificates at every stage of production.

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent organisation that works with apparel brands, garment workers and textile industry influencers to improve labour conditions in garment factories. FWF carries out audits in our partner factories on a regular basis, and establishes Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) where needed to ensure workers’ rights and safe, dignified, and properly paid employment. Stanley/Stella has been a member of FWF since 2012.

Textile Exchange


Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibres, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks. Stanley/Stella participates in the annual Material Change Index survey, which maps progress towards more sustainable sourcing at the raw material level.

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a voluntary international standard that verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product. It tracks the flow of the raw material from the source to the final product. This standard applies to Stanley/Stella products that have less than 70% organic cotton.


The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is the world’s leading standard for recycled textiles. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content, and labelling. All the recycled cotton, recycled polyester, and recycled nylon we use is GRS certified.


Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known standards for assessing harmful substances in fabrics. Our certification confirms that Stanley/Stella products contain no chemical substances that are harmful to human health and the environment, and guarantees that they comply with the EU REACH regulation. Standard 100 also prohibits certain potentially harmful substances even where these are not yet legally banned.


Stanley/Stella is ‘PETA-Approved’, which means that we do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so. Our products are made from 100% vegan materials with no ingredients of animal origin, ensuring that no harm is caused to animals.



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