Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice.
The goal of Friend of the Earth sustainable fashion is to create flourishing ecosystems and communities through its activity, by:

  • Prolonging the lifecycle of materials
  • Reducing the amount of waste;
  • Reducing the harm to the environment created as a result of production and consumption

Friend of the Earth certified fashion and textiles originates from Friend of the Earth certified agricultural or farming products or by recycled products, produced respecting the environment and workers.

For more information on specific requirements, please consult the certification requirements. These comprise of the Friend of the Earth standards for sustainable agriculture and farming, as well as the standard for sustainable textiles processing.

In case you would like to receive a quotation, please fill out the Preliminary Information Form.

The Standard

Friend of the Earth criteria for sustainable Fashion require:

  • Social and environmental management system in place
  • Legal compliance
  • Conservation of the ecosystem
  • Protection of wild flora and fauna
  • Appropriate use of hazardous substances
  • Appropriate water resources management
  • Outputs control
  • Waste management
  • Energy management
  • Social accountability
  • Economic sustainability


Would you like to receive a quotation for Friend of the Earth audit and royalties to use our logo?
Please fill out the online Preliminary Information Form (PIF):

  • All the information will be kept strictly confidential and implies NO commitment on your company’s part.
  • The Friend of the Earth certification is voluntary and NOT mandatory to gain access to markets.
  • The application process is NOT discriminatory on size, scale, management and minimum number of operators.
  • Friend of the Earth is a NGO and it strives to make participation in the audits affordable for all companies.
  • Please, contact us for more information on Government funding which might be available in your Country for sustainability certifications: