Sustainability at JAN ‘N JUNE
We believe that affordable fashion doesn’t mean a trade-off between profit and people or our environment. You can have it all. Our garments are made in Poland and Portugal in family-owned and/or certified factories. All our materials are certified. Read more about our fair production and the different certificates. We believe in transparency.
You would like to know more about the sustainable materials we use? More details this way.
Currently all our garments are produced in Poland and Portugal. Why there? Because we want a close-by production so we have an eye on what’s going on. We are visiting our manufacturers on a regular basis to define the workmanships for each article and audit the factories. We have contracts with our partners which strictly forbid to pass on our order to third parties so we can guarantee full transparency. Our goal is to build a long-lasting partnership with our suppliers.
It is our goal to keep our sources and the path of our fabrics fully transparent. Transparency is part of our sustainable business modell. At JAN ‘N JUNE it is equally important as social and environmental responsibility.
Every item has a qr code that leads to the so called ECO-ID – the passport of your item. It reaveals the supply chain in every step such as the origin of the resource or the final production. In our webshop, you can find the ECO-ID on every product site.
When cutting the fabrics there happen to be some offcuts. Also sometimes we use less fabric than we thought we would need. Why not using it? Therefore we decided that it would be cool and sustainable to make new items out of it.
Since we launched our first offcut collection in 2018, we’re always working on limited offcut collections to make the best out of what’s already there. The result? Beautiful accessories such as bags, scrunchies and headbands and even stationary. The production of our notebooks is linked to a social project based in India.
Different to most fashion companies, we do not wrap our items in plastic. Your clothes are shipped from our production in Poland to our warehouse in the South of Germany. To keep your clothes safe and clean in our warehouse we store them in sustainable pergamin bags, which we reuse when sent back. Plastic is a critical material and the environmental impact is extremely dangerous, not least because most of it ends up in our landfill.
We reuse returned boxes as often as possible. So sorry if the box you get won’t be the prettiest thing you’ve seen- the inner values count and the environment thanks.
We try to only use recycled materials to pack your boxes. Besides, we use office supplies from recycled sources.
Wrapping paper, paper for the printer, flyer, envelopes and even toilet paper are made out of recycled paper. Still, using recycled ressources, in our opinion, is not the one and only solution. We are very strict on using ressources at all, for example when it comes to printing things. We only print if necessary and we are using both sides. It’s the little things that sum up to big results in reducing impact.
Is JAN ‘N JUNE certified?
Please note that neither the final products nor JAN ‘N JUNE as a company are certified at the moment. Clearly we only work with certified fabrics and are showing transparency through the ECO-IDs. Besides, our Portuguese suppliers are already certified.
We’re currently working on getting certified. Stay tuned!
Global Organic Textile Standard
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 and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedure are summarised in this section.
Please visit the GOTS-website for more information.
Global Recycling Standard
The Global Recycled Standard is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The GRS is intended to meet the need of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate products) and to verify responsible social, environmental, and chemical practices in the production of these products. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims, good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications (CU) in 2008 and ownership was passed to Textile Exchange January 1st, 2011.
Internationaler Verband Naturtextilindustrie
This quality standard, best known in Europe, is much higher than current legal mandates within the European Union. It is the quality seal with the strictest requirements for ecological textile production and represents the highest technical level currently available. Since 2000, BEST reflects the standards developed and implemented by iVN for eco-friendly textiles, inspecting the entire textile chain both in terms of ecology and social accountability. Only a select range of products can meet this standard.
Please visit the IVN-website for more information.
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. They are tested for harmful substances as: illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals as well as parameters for health care. In their entirety the requirements clearly exceed existing national legislation.
Please visit the Oekotex®-Standard-website, for more information.