Ethical and Sustainable Certifications
In a world where many businesses make claims about the sustainability and ethical credentials of their products and business, Etiko stands out from its peers. Our claims are grounded in global best practice and independently verified.
Certified in 2006, Etiko was the first fair trade clothing company in the southern hemisphere. FairTrade certification is the ‘gold standard’ for consumer and business trust, wholistically addressing crucial social and environmental issues in global supply.
It enables us to invest in the empowerment of farmers and workers, via our payment of premiums (additional to prices) into transparent and democratically run accounts which producers use to improve their businesses and communities.
Click on the fair trade logo to learn more.
The cotton used in all our footwear and clothing products are certified organic by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) program, also accredited by USDA's National Organic Program. Our cotton is grown, processed and low-impact dyed as per international organic standards. This means that our products adhere to strict organic standards for not only cotton growing, but also processing (e.g. pre-treatment, washing, bleaching, dyeing, waste treatment, finishing) to provide a completely environmental product.
As of 2017, Etiko is now a Certified B Corporation. B Corp™ are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. We meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of our business to solve social and environmental problems. We are apart of more than 1,400 Certified B Corporations in over 120 industries and 40 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Click on logo above for info.
A decade of sales of have supported the human and labour rights of cotton growers, rubber tappers, workers in apparel, sports ball and shoe production. Families and communities in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have been given premiums and treated fairly, thanks to compassionate customers that care about fairtrade.
Ethical and Environmental Awards
For a small Australian apparel, footwear and sports goods business, we’ve received a lot of accolades over the last decade. That’s because Etiko has been setting the gold standard for creating positive social and environmental impact through our business activities and products.