Made to Higher Standards
We take care to ensure that everything that bears the Coyuchi label is produced and processed to the strictest environmental standards in safe and humane conditions, from the farm to the factory, to the store, to your home. This is more than just a statement of corporate responsibility—it’s why Coyuchi exists. We were the first to bring organic cotton bedding to the United States 25 years ago, and we continue to use certified organic cotton today. As our assortment has expanded to include a broader range of products, we’ve incorporated other natural fibers as well. Using what we learned about the process of making organic cotton, we investigate the origin of each fiber and its processing to make sure it meets our standards. We are committed to continual improvement and innovation, and we strive to push the envelope and to do our best to bring you the most natural, sustainable product—Coyuchi is where nature comes home.
Compliance is the baseline for sustainability, so we take it very seriously. Coyuchi requires that all of our supply chain partners are fully compliant with the strictest environmental and social regulations. We work with many European manufacturers who follow the REACH chemical standards, aimed at reducing chemical risk to human health and the environment. We also adhere to the Restricted Substances List (RSL) of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). We do our very best to source from as many Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified suppliers as possible. In addition to our involvement with cotton-based organizations, we supported the development of the Responsible Down Standard by Textile Exchange (TE), which ensures that down is sourced from ethically treated geese (no live-plucking or force-feeding). We continue to support the development of TE’s Responsible Wool Standard, which is designed to be a global standard that protects animal welfare, influences best practices, ensures traceability, and gives consumers clear and trustworthy information. Being part of this group of leaders enables us to be on the cutting edge of sustainable practices.
To guarantee that our products align with our goal to be as ethical, sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible, we rely on guidelines and certifications from organizations around the world.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS is a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. It is internationally recognized as the toughest organic textile standard because it goes far beyond verifying the organic farming process to include every step of manufacturing. To obtain the GOTS “organic” label, a product must:
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- Contain at least 95% organic fiber
- Not be treated with bleach, formaldehyde or any other toxic substances
- Be colored with nontoxic dyes
- Be produced in a mill that enforces strict social and environmental standards, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect. GOTS certification means that our products meet the very highest standards.
Fair Trade Certified™
Spearheaded by Fair Trade USA, Fair Trade Certified™ is a product certification that promotes equitable trade practices, working with farms and factories around the world to improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers. For more than 20 years, we’ve focused on natural, organic, low-impact textiles because they’re healthier for the environment and for the people who make and use them. We have been focused on finding Fair Trade partners since day one, but it was not until 2014 that we officially began working with Fair Trade Certified™ suppliers. We pay a bit more for Fair Trade Certified™ items, and that premium goes into a worker-controlled account that funds improvements in their communities. The first Coyuchi products to earn Fair Trade USA certification were our best-selling Air Weight Towels™, and we’ll be introducing others over time. To find them, just look for the Fair Trade symbol on our website and on our product packaging in stores.
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1% For The Planet
Founded in 2002, by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Matthews (former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies), 1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses, organizations, and individuals working together to create positive change. Members of 1% for the Planet contribute directly to any of the nonprofit environmental organizations in the network, which are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. So far, the network has raised more than $150 million to support nonprofits working hard to protect the planet.
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Fibershed develops regional and regenerative fiber systems on behalf of independent working producers, by expanding opportunities to implement carbon farming, forming catalytic foundations to rebuild regional manufacturing, and through connecting end-users to farms and ranches through public education.
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The MADE SAFE® seal means that a product is literally made with safe ingredients TM not known or suspected to harm human health, animals or ecosystems. It’s the only nontoxic certification to apply to products we use every day. For the first time, you can find things that are safe to use on your body, with your families and in your homes. Certified products have been thoroughly examined by researchers and scientists to ensure they’re made without known behavioral toxins, carcinogens, developmental toxins, endocrine disruptors, flame retardants, heavy metals, neurotoxins, high risk pesticides, reproductive toxins, toxic solvents, or harmful VOCs. MADE SAFE then goes above and beyond: Ingredients are further examined by a chemist for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (builds up in the environment), general ecosystem harm, as well as for aquatic and animal toxicity. This 360-degree assessment makes MADE SAFE the leading standard in the country.
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