Certificates & Partners
CERTIFICATES & PARTNERS
FTC® cares about where our products come from and how they are produced. Therefore, the entire production chain is in the company's own hands and can be traced. Quality, sustainability and fairness is an important part of FTC®'s brand DNA.
To guarantee you, the end consumer, a quality guarantee in terms of sustainable and fair production, FTC® has various certificates and partnerships. With these certificates and partnerships, end consumers can trace the production chain and check its quality.
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®
FTC® is the first vertically integrated fashion brand to acquire the label MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®. The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label is an all-encompassing sustainability label making the invisible efforts of sustainable procedures and companies visible. Inspiring confidence, the label acts as a sign for transparency, social responsibility, environmentally friendly operations and consumer safety. This will ultimately be shown on all FTC® fashion styles through the OEKO-TEX® Label Check. Utilising an individual QR code on each product hangtag, customers can easily scan and access each step of their new piece’s manufacturing journey; from cradle to closet. Follow the creation from raw material sourcing, carding, dying and spinning of the yarn, to the knitting- and linking process of the style for a more sustainable fashion consumption. As such, product traceability, transparency and in-depth information are at the hands of the customer.
Transparency and traceability in the textile value chain are playing an increasingly important role. The traceability and identification of materials used are important here to ensure the sustainability and integrity of the products. For this reason, the premium brand FTC® has been working since 2020 with Haelixa, a spin-off of ETH Zurich, which has developed an DNA-marker that marks the raw material which is visible in the end product and thus enables a proof of origin.
FTC® has been compensating the CO2e emissions at all of its locations with immediate effect and retroactively since 2019. Together with ClimatePartner, a CO2e balance sheet is drawn up for FTC®, reduction potentials are determined and the CO2e footprint of the products is calculated.
The unavoidable emissions are offset by supporting ClimatePartner's certified climate protection projects in China. This is where the company's own cashmere goat farms and production are located. «When selecting the projects, it is important to us to place the focus of the compensation activities where most of the CO2e emissions of the group of companies occur», says Adrian Knezovic, member of the management.
SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES SWITZERLAND 2030 (STS2030)
FTC® has committed to the sustainability goals of Sustainable Textiles Switzerland 2030 since March 2023. STS2030 is a multi-stakeholder program with the mission to make a significant contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Swiss textile and clothing sector along the entire value chain.
With the commitment, FTC® will diligently work to improve on the four goals of STS2030; to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote fair wages and humane working conditions for all, promote innovative business models towards a circular economy and transparency to ensure that sustainable purchasing decisions can be made. Read more on Sustainable Textiles Switzerland 2030's website.