Tootal goes sustainable

At Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. we offer a wide sustainable fabric collection. We consider this as a necessary step to contribute to a more sustainable approach in our industry and to the ecological awareness of the customers and consumers.

The production and manufacturing of textile is a water and chemical intensive process, having a negative impact on our planet. Unfortunately, the world often turns a blind eye towards the textile industry being one of the biggest polluters. Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. takes responsibility!

At Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. we offer a wide sustainable fabric collection. We consider this as a necessary step to contribute to a more sustainable approach in our industry, help reducing negative impacts and increase the ecological awareness of customers and consumers.

In recent years we have introduced an increasing number of sustainable fabrics in our collection and as one of the leading European suppliers of fabrics for the global textile and apparel industry (fashion & corporate wear), we will support our customers by a continuous development of our sustainable collection for helping them in their commitment to sustainable procurement.

Tootal goed sustainable

Our approach to go sustainable
We made first steps towards sustainability years ago already by certifying our entire fabric collection by Oeko-Tex® Standard and to cover the European Union REACH regulation, which is adopted to improve the protection to human health and the environment that can be posed by chemicals.

We are certified for and comply with the worldwide recognized standards such as: GOTS, GRS and OCS. Beside these certifications we are member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Our whole supply chain is monitored by these organizations to ensure that highest standards are kept year after year by Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V..

At present we offer sustainable fabrics with organic cotton and recycled polyester. Also eco-friendly fabrics such as Tencel®, viscose, linen and bamboo are part of our standard collection.

All digital print items can be provided with BCI credits as well as with GOTS and GRS certificates, where the latter include coverage of the ink/dye stuff being sustainable.

GOTS
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) concerns a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. 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.

Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. is a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) - certified supplier! This allows us to provide non-genetically modified raw material, produced without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. The GOTS certificate also covers the ink/dye stuff being sustainable.

At present we offer GOTS-certified fabrics with 100% organic cotton as well as 97% organic cotton / 3% stretch.On request, we do also offer the possibility to produce fabrics with a GOTS certification for compositions of 70% or more of cotton. To learn more about this please contact our sales department.

To distinguish these sustainable fabrics from standard fabrics we use the extension 70 in our article number.

Certified by Control Union: CU1005339

 

 



OCS
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a standard for tracking and verifying the content of organic materials in a final product and ensures that minimum 5% of the fabric is made of organic material.

Besides the OCS certification for organic blends, there is also the OCS Organic 100. OCS Organic 100 is a label grade for 100% organic material.

A small part of the fabric collection of Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. can be supplied with an OCS certificate immediately. On request, we do also offer the possibility to produce items with OCS certification. For more information contact our sales department.

To distinguish these sustainable fabrics from standard fabrics we use the extension 71 in our article number.

Certified by Control Union: CU1005339

 

 

GRS
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) standard ensures that the fabric has at least one material component consisting of more than 50% of recycled material.

In our case we talk about recycled polyester. The GRS certificate also covers the ink/dye stuff being sustainable. A combination of GRS with BCI can be offered.

To distinguish these sustainable fabrics from standard fabrics we use the extension 72 in our article number.

Certified by Control Union: CU1005339

 

 

OCS/GRS Combination
Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. offers fabrics with a combination of Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) as well. For these blends both certificates can be provided.

Within our scope of OCS and GRS we at present we also offer certified fabrics with a composition of organic cotton with recycled polyester. A combination of GRS with BCI can be offered.

To distinguish these sustainable fabrics from standard fabrics we use the extension 72 in our article number.

Certified by Control Union: CU1005339

 

 

SEAQUAL
The SEAQUAL INITIATIVE is a community with a single voice against plastic pollution. Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. is a licensed member of the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE and offers fabrics made of SEAQUAL® Polyester.

A SEAQUAL® YARN concerns a high quality 100% post-consumer recycled polyester yarn containing SEAQUAL® Polyester.

Since we are licensed, we are allowed to sell SEAQUAL® products to customers who are SEAQUAL® licensed too. In other words, it is not allowed to sell fabrics with SEAQUAL® YARN to parties who are not licensed.

In case you are interested in becoming a member, you can do so for free! For more information please visit https://www.seaqual.org/.

Tootal Fabrics’ license number is: 20111203NL

 

 

BCI
Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest sustainability program for cotton in the world. This initiative improves the farming conditions of cotton globally, supports worker’s wages and reduces chemical treatments. As a BCI member, we support BCI certified farmers, are able to purchase raw material from these farmers and contribute to a lower impact on the environment.

With more than 1.5 million licensed farmers from 22 countries on five continents, the BCI initiative has become a worldwide success. Being a member, Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. can provide BCI credits (BCCU) against our comprehensive fabric range of cotton and cotton blends.

Tootal Fabrics (Holland) B.V. also offers their customers the possibility to purchase larger volumes as a forward order, which can be kept in stock for call-off.

BCI number: 1003976-1

 

 

Related eco-friendly fabrics

Eco-friendly Fabrics
We currently stock the following range of fabrics with ecofriendly materials: Tencel® (Lyocell) - Bamboo - Viscose - Linen. Each of these natural fibres has its own ecofriendly characteristics. In particular the cellulose fibres of lyocell, bamboo and viscose feels soft on the skin.

 

Tencel from Lenzing Fibres
Tencel® is a cellulose fibre, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning. Tencel® has good absorption characteristics and is 50% more absorbent than cotton. The fibres are more breathable and less susceptible to bacteria growth. These fabrics are perfect for activewear or day to day comfort. Tencel® is part of our standard collection.

 

Bamboo
Bamboo fabrics are made from bamboo plants. Bamboo is fast growing, strong and requires less water than the production of cotton for example. It is truly an amazing product similar to Tencel® and can be found in our standard collection.

 

Viscose
Viscose (also called Rayon) is made of a semi-synthetic fibre and from wood pulp, a cellulose-based raw material from fast growing trees such as eucalyptus. We can also create digitally printed designs on viscose fabrics with our European digital printing source.

 

Linen
Linen textiles are made from flax plants. The fibres are very strong, corrugating and dry faster than cotton. Linen is valued for its coolness in hot and humid weather. Garments made of linen fabrics are very durable and long-lasting when treated correctly. As part of our standard collection you will find 100% linen and a linen/cotton blend.