Woven labels carry the brand name.  They connect the garment to the brand in the consumer’s minds.  So, what better way to add to your brands sustainability credentials, than to literally weave it into your brand label by using recycled yarns?  By using yarns that are made from recycled post consumer polymers (like water bottles) you are reducing your brands’ environmental impact.  But how do you know that the yarns really are made from recycled materials?

The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a globally recognised holistic certification for products with recycled content. The aim of the GRS is to provide brands more accurate labelling.  It encourages innovation in the use of reclaimed materials and establishes more transparency in the supply chain, enabling you, the brand owner, to provide better information to your consumers.

As a trusted global labelling supplier, all of Checkpoint’s woven label factories are Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified.  Our factories are annually certified by accredited independent auditors.  The comprehensive audits cover not only the recycled content material and chain of custody but also, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.

Only by using suppliers who have invested in GRS certification can retailers and brand owners have the confidence of full chain of custody for recycled yarns used in their woven labels and the knowledge that they are produced in clean and safe factories that respect their employees.

At Checkpoint, we are committed to helping our customers meet their sustainability targets and collaborate to develop products that are more sustainable. We hope this information is useful, please contact us if we can help you with any part of your sustainability programme.