glossary

ECONYL® regenerated Nylon
Plastic waste from landfills and oceans worldwide are regenerated into ECONYL®, a nylon fibre that is then used to make our pieces in recycled polyamide (which means nylon). The latter can be recycled after use, re-created and transformed over and over, meaning that new products can be manufactured and purchased without exhausting new natural ressources. Learn more


FLATLOCK SEAM
The flatlock stitch results in a flat seam—fabric panels are edge-to-edge assembled, which avoids fabric overlap—that does not rub against the skin. The flatlock seam is used on most CAUR pieces.

 

FSC®
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo on a wood or wood based product is your assurance that it is made with, or contains, wood that comes from FSC certified forests, which means responsible management of the world's forests. Learn more

GOTS
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. In 2015 only, organic cotton producers saved 218 billion litres of water, 288.7 million energy kilowatts, and 92.5 million kilograms of CO2. Learn more

GRS
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. Learn more

GUPPYFRIEND® BAG
When washing synthetic garments, we recommend to use a Guppyfriend® washing bag to prevent microfibres from spreading in the washing water and ending up in nature. It protects your clothes and keeps plastic out of the water. Learn more

ISO 9001:2008
The ISO 9001:2008 norm (introduced in 2008) is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements


ISO 9001:2015
The ISO 9001:2015 norm (introduced in 2015) is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Learn more

ISO 14001
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.Learn more

NATULON®
NATULON® product lines are designed for customers who want to increase the recycled content of their products. They are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles. The open metal part of the new YKK slide fastener is made from recycled materials. Learn more


NEWLIFE™
Newlife™ is a unique and certified thread platform made from post-consumer PET plastic bottles that are collected, transformed and spun into threads—exclusively in Italy. The Newlife™ process is the first of its kind because of its unique approach to the supply chain. Learn more


NYLON
Nylon and polyamide being the same fibre, CAUR privileges the generic 'recycled polyamide' term on its composition labels when the brand uses regenerated nylon ECONYL®.

 

OEKO-TEX Standard 100
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system (for harmful chemicals for body and environment) for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Learn more

OEKO-TEX STeP
OEKO-TEX® STeP is an independent certification system for brands, retailers and manufacturers from the textile and leather industry. Certification is suitable for production facilities at all processing stages who want to communicate their environmental measures externally in a credible and transparent way. Learn more

PET
PET is an acronym for Polyethylene Terephthalate. PET is very resilient and airtight, and is best known as the clear plastic used in the manufacturing of everyday items such as water and soda bottle containers and credit cards.


PVC free environment
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is made from petrol and sodium chloride and requires over 50 chemicals additives to be stabilised. Its manufacturing is problematic as PVC is known for being cancerous. These additives evaporate from PVC not only when it is used, but also when destroyed. Recycling PVC is therefore impossible, yet misinformed people often burn it, which creates a huge risk for the environment.