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Ellos

Here you can test your company’s sustainability performance up against the requirements set by Ellos. Please note that this is a generic tool made for educational purposes, and it will only give you an indication – not a final answer.

CSR/SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY
A strategy creates a vision and direction for your company. It is important that everyone has clear goals and are following the same direction or mission. A strategy can provide this vision and prevent individuals from losing sight of the company’s aims.

Does your company have a CSR/Sustainability strategy?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that your company has a CSR/Sustainability strategy.



GUIDELINES & POLICIES
Guidelines and policies helps to make informed decisions and are the core of your company’s way of doing business.

In the following we will look at what guidelines and politices you have in place.

Guidelines on discrimination & gender

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding discrimination & gender.

Guidelines on child labour

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding child labour.

Guidelines on forced labour (modern slavery)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding forced labour (modern slavery)

Guidelines on freedom of association

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding freedom of association.

Guidelines on safety & health

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding safety & health.

Guidelines on chemicals (REACH)

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding chemicals.

Guidelines on waste

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding waste.

Guidelines on animal welfare

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos requires that you have guidelines in place regarding animal welfare.



MATERIALS
The use of more sustainable materials is a powerful way to reduce your company’s environmental impact as some of the biggest sustainability impacts and “hotspots” of textile production lie in the growing and extracting of raw materials.

In the following section we will look at your material mix and how you source it. This is high on the retailers' agenda.

Is the cotton you use in your collection from sustainable sources like GOTS, OCS, BCI, CmiA, Fairtrade or recycled cotton?

  1. Yes (or I do not use cotton)

  2. No

Ellos requires that 100% of the cotton you use comes from a more sustainable source.

Does the down you use in your collection comes from farms without live plucking and forced feeding?

  1. Yes (or I do not use down)

  2. No

If you use down, Ellos requires that 100% of the down comes from farms without live-plucking and forced feeding.

Do you use mulesed merino wool in your collection?

  1. Yes

  2. No (or I do not use merino wool)

If you use merino wool, Ellos requires that 100% of the merino wool is non-mulesed.


Manmade fibers are made of cellulose-based materials that are dissolved in a chemical bath, leaving only the pure cellulose fibers. These fibers are then spun into yarns we know as viscose and rayon etc.

The process of the conventional manmade fibers such as Rayon, Acetat and Viscose from non-certified trees and bamboo includes a vast amount of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals that are often released into local environments. Deforestation is another critical issue for conventional Viscose. To use certified materials is a way of making sure that the production is made in a more sustainable way.

What procentage of the manmade fibers you use in your collection are from sustainable alternatives like Lyocell, Tencell, Refibra, or similar?

  1. 50%-100% (or I do not use manmade fibers)

  2. Below 49%

If you use manmade fibers in your collection, Ellos requires that min 50% of these comes from a more sustainable source.

What percentage of synthetic fibers you use in your collection, are from recycled sources or bio-based?

  1. 50%-100% (or I do not use synthetic fibers)

  2. Below 49%

If you use synthetic fibers in your collection, Ellos requires 50% are from recycled sources or bio-based.


Exotic skins are skins from animals such as: Snakes, Crocodiles/alligators, Lizards, and Ostriches.

Animal welfare, as well as conservation issues, remain the biggest concerns when it comes to the exotic skins trade, and many of the animals are skinned alive, mutilated and slaughtered primarily for their skins. That is some of the reasons why this issue is high on the agenda.

Do you use Exotic Skins?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Ellos does not accept the use of exotic skins



CERTIFICATES
Certificats can help ensure that your products are made accordinly to your requirements and can also be a useful guiding element to customers.

If you use cotton, are you BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) or GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified?

  1. Yes (or I do not use cotton)

  2. No

Ellos requires that you are BCI or GOTS certified if you use cotton in your collection.

Is your recycled materials GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certified?

  1. Yes (or I do not use recycled materials)

  2. No

If you use recycled materials, Ellos requires that you are GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certified.



Failed

It seems there are things you need to work on to be compliant with Ellos' requirements on sustainability performance.

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and will not give you a final answer.

Success

It seems you have everything it takes to be sold on Ellos.

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and will not give you a final answer.

Almost there

Based on your answers you are closed to be compliant with Ellos' requirements on sustainability. But there is still work to be done.

Please note that this is a tool developed for educational purposes, and will not give you a final answer.