|Ciel Ethical Policy |
Ciel designs from the inside out and has an integrated eco-design philosophy, from the small details like garment labels, hang tags, to the bigger picture like end life and end user. Ciel has developed a considerate approach, which enables customers to also own part of the eco-effect that they have in the after care of the products.
Ciel carefully selects environmentally and ethically produced fabrics & production throughout the design and making process.
" Sustainable rapid growth textiles i.e. Lyocel, Hemp not requiring pesticides or large amounts of water to grow & fibres that re-oxygenate the soil.
" Organic natural fibres, certified by Control Union and GOTS
" Man-made fabrics certified by 'Oekotex' & 'Confidence in Textiles'.
" Using 100% Azo free dyes,
" Re-cycled fabrics, from post production and post consumer waste.
" Working with local manufacturers in Uk
" Working with local development groups in India
" Working with organic Alpaca hand knitted in Peru.
" Working in harmony with factories to ensure they comply with fair labour laws as set out at www.labourbehindthelabel.com
" Ciel operates a Carbon Neutral offsetting programme with www.staro.org
Designer Sarah Ratty is an advisor to the Soil Association Textile Advisory Committee and also works as an Eco-design consultant: clients include Dr Martins, Pan UK, Organic Exchange, Clownfish Marketing amongst others.
|Current list of all certification bodies and accreditations that apply to Ciel:|
" Organic fabrics Certified by Control Union Intl and GOTS
" Organic fabrics certified by JAS
" Manmade fabrics Certified by Oekotex, Azo free dyes,
" Confidence in textiles,
" Craft Mark India.
" JAS organic certificate
" ECO sustainable textiles
Ciel 'ethical' projects:
Ciel is currently working with an embroidery group in India and operate a sponsorship scheme with the ladies that stitch the designs for us. We are currently raising funds to help send one of the ladies son's to college.
Ciel strives for compliance with the following internationally accepted standards:
United Nations Universal declaration of Human Rights - www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
United Nations Global Compact Principles - www.unglobalcompact.org
ICC Business Charter for Sustainable Development - www.iccwbo.org/policy/environment/
ILO International Labour Organisation - www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/
Global Organic Textile Standard - www.global-standard.org/
Labour Behind The Label UK - www.labourbehindthelabel.org