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Green Criteria and Certifications

Every company in the Connature network is committed to eco-sustainable working methods and is required to make public all the international and national certifications obtained for their products, raw materials or processes.
Connature requires at least one certification on products, raw materials used or manufacturing processes.

These information may help buyers to understand the level of "greenness" and may be assessed and verified by the whole network audience as a guarantee of public responsibility.

In addition to international, well establised certifications Connature has created a Green Criteria System (explained below) which helps to understand quickly the green concept within which a company is working.

Connature accepts companies that confirm and demonstrate their greenness in order to select companies that are clear on their ecological vision and processes.

Connature Green Criteria

vegan

Vegan: Products that have been created with vegan materials or recycled materials without the use of animal leather or tissue. Vegan shoes for examples are constructed from non leather materials such as canvas, rubber, cotton, hemp.

ethically produced

Ethically Produced: Ethical production is achieved with respect for people and environment.

handmade

Handmade: Products that have been crafted using artisan skills such as embroidery, which preserve perpetuation of preciuous traditions.

custom

Custom: This is a way that encourages quality and “slow fashion” over mass-production and that underlines the possibility of the made-to-order.

fairtrade

Fair Trade Certified: Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries make better trading conditions and promote sustainability.

organic

Organic: Natural fibers that have been grown without any pesticides other toxic materials, preserving the health of humans and the environment. The process of organic growth can be certified by various organizations, according to organic farming standards.

recycled

Recycled: Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.

cruelty free

Cruelty free: Product that is not tested on animals.