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retraced Badges Guide

There are 10 different badges to choose from, and each one has different requirements in order to be claimed.

What are the badges for?

Badges are awarded as end-consumer translations of all supply chain information, materials in a product, and good sustainable practices. Since a typical value creation is abstract and difficult to understand, and there are countless certifications or memberships for consumers to understand, we have developed with global leading sustainability agencies badges derived from existing information.

What badges can I claim?

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What are the badge requirements?

Fair Payment

Workers are paid above the local living wage in order to meet the basics needs of living for themselves and their families.

How to claim this? 

This badge is given out if the living wage and the minimum wage are provided as well as a payslip or similar matching document for the company.

  • Minimum wage: Helper / Sewer

  • Written living wage benchmark

  • Payslip of lowest paid worker

  • Worker union

Fair Working Conditions

Good management practices are implemented to ensure and continuously improve the working conditions of factory workers and employees.

How to claim this? 

Upload any of the following certifications:

  • Fair Trade Certified
  • GOTS
  • Label STEP
  • SA8000
  • WFTO
  • WRAP
  • Fair Wear Foundation
  • Fair Labor Association
  • Ethical Trading Initiative

Fair Trade Materials

The raw materials used in this product were traded fairly and producers have been compensated accordingly.

How to claim this? 

Upload any of the following certifications:

  • Fairtrade Cotton

  • Fairtrade Gold

  • Fairtrade Silver

  • BioRe®

Social Engagement

Actively engages in projects to have a positive impact in communities and societies.

How to claim this? 

Proof in the form of a story with links, reports, and images.

Sustainable Materials

More than 70% of the materials used in this product are proven to be sustainable or eco-friendly.

How to claim this? 

Upload any of the following certifications:

  • Organic Fair Trade
  • Organic Cotton (GOTS, OCS, Organic cotton in conversion, soil association, IVN)
  • Fair Trade
  • Cotton made in Africa (organic)
  • BioRe®
  • Regenerative Organic Certified
  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)

No Hazardous Chemicals

No hazardous chemicals are present in the final product, and if used in the manufacturing process, the handling and disposal is done responsibly.

How to claim this? 

Upload any of the following certifications:

  • BioRe®
  • Bluesign
  • C2C certified
  • Global Green Tag
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Greenguard
  • Greenscreen
  • Leather Standard By Oeko-Tex
  • Leather Working Group
  • Made in Green by Oeko-Tex
  • STeP by Oeko-Tex
  • IVN
  • Naturtextil Best
  • Nordic Eco label
  • EU Ecolabel
  • ZDHC
  • Company Statement of being REACH compliant

Low Water Usage

The processes used in the manufacturing are proven to be water saving in comparison to conventional production.

How to claim this? 

Lab proof or report, C2C certification, or a factory-wide audit and positive impact strategy.

Climate Friendly

Actions have been taken to reduce the carbon footprint of this product. This includes direct measures in the supply chain as well as offsetting initiatives.

How to claim this? 

Upload any of the following certifications:

Circularity

This product has been designed to be circular in order to ensure longevity and recycling at end-of-life.

How to claim this? 

C2C certification or a material reutilisation score above 70.

Environmental Engagement

Different initiative campaigns are taken to aid, protect and nurture the environment.

How to claim this? 

Proof in the form of a story with links, reports, and images.