tips & tricks

back Know your labels offers a useful overview of sustainability labels. You can select ‘lifestyle and clothing’ to get a list of the labels that are relevant to the fashion industry.

Each label is accompanied by its logo, a short description and a score based on three criteria: environment, social circumstances and assessment (reliability).

Labelinfo was launched in 2007 by Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (conscious consumer network), and it became a part of EOS Wetenschap in 2016. The website serves as a compass in times of label confusion.

Looking for a specific label that’s not on This PDF (in Dutch) lists the clothing and textile verification systems you can work with to build a sustainable chain:

  • codes of conduct
  • sustainability labels
  • audits
  • management systems
  • platforms

You can see at a glance which Close the Loop phases these systems relate to, and how widely they are used among Belgian fashion companies.
Finally, it’s always a good idea to check the website of Future Fabrics Expo or the Ecolabel Index database.

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