Sustainability and GOTS

Sustainable production

From the very beginning, we have been working towards being as environmentally friendly as possible in every aspect of our production process. Because we are eco-conscious in our daily lives, it is indeed natural to do business this way as well. We were one of the first European textile printing companies to only use eco-friendly inks that do not contain heavy metals or phthalates.

We are thrilled to be the first Slovak company, and at the same time the only one in Slovakia and Czech Republic, which offers GOTS certified printing.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain including printing and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

If you decide to print on GOTS certified textile, you can get fully certified GOTS product at MERCHYOU. Obtaining GOTS certificate is a conclusion of our continual effort to produce ecologically and ethically.

GOTS certification

A standard that ensures environmental and ethical production process

GOTS certification ensures the organic status of textiles – from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing and printing all the way to labelling – in order to provide credible assurance to the customer. It is therefore clearly the best choice if one looks for quality and transparency in every aspect of the production.

The monitoring system is based on on-site inspection and certification performed by independent, specially accredited bodies. This assures the integrity of GOTS certified textiles. 

MERCHYOU licence no.: DK25671

Why is it a good idea to order GOTS certified products?

•    Growing cotton ecologically means the manufacturer protects farm workers as well as the environment.
•    Textile printing without dangerous chemicals at MERCHYOU means we protect our employees as well as the environment.
•    Ordering products that have no harmful residues means you protect the end consumer – your customer.

Sustainable textile

Our business includes textile printing, so besides manufacturing processes of printing, textiles themselves are an important part of our work. We do care where it comes from, where and how it has been produced and what impact it has on our environment. That is why we recommend materials and textile that is organic, eco-friendly and sweatshop-free. We love to work with Stanley/Stella premium textile brand that produces environmentally friendly and ethical clothing that is also fashionable.

GOTS Certified Stanley/Stella textile together with our GOTS certified print makes for a completely certified GOTS product. Product you can be confident is being produced with environmentally sustainable and ethical manufacturing practices.

As with any other production, we also produce waste. Everything that we can we recycle. From waste separation to recycling of textiles. We wash cleaning clothes and repeatedly use them, we use textile damaged during production for test printing. When we cannot use it anymore, we hand it to a company that uses it to produce insulating materials.

Specialized company liquidates harmful waste for us and we also use an automatic cleaning machine four our screens. A special sedimentation box is attached to the cleaning machine, which filters out the harmful particles that do not go into the general waste.

We recommend GOTS certified Stanley/Stella textile. The brand reflects current fashion trends and meets the highest environmental and ethical standards of production.

We are the first Slovak company, and at the same time the only one in Slovakia and Czech Republic, which offers GOTS certified printing.

If you decide to print on GOTS certified textile, you can get fully certified GOTS product at MERCHYOU. 

GOTS hang tag

A GOTS license number and the name of the license holder can be found on the GOTS product label.
You can then simply go to global-standard.org and search in their database by the licence number (ours is DK25671) or by the certified company name.
This way you can verify the independent certification body information as well as find more information about the certified company to make sure the producer really is certified to GOTS. 👌

Our GOTS hang tag is printed on 100% recycled paper with soy ink.

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