What is our Green Page assortment?
On our Green Page, we've collected all products that fulfill the Babyshop standards to be considered part of our more sustainable assortment. These standards are based on 13 sets of requirements focusing on various parts of the production process and supply chain.
Some of these requirements are set and controlled by 3rd party certifications that are well-known and respected, working hard to achieve a more sustainable way of working in their respective niches. Others have been set by Babyshop, as a way of highlighting the assortment we consider to be the better choice – for one or more reasons. Using recycled or organically produced materials, ensuring workplace safety, protecting the well-being of animals, reducing emissions and the use of harmful chemicals – these are just some examples.
We invite you to read more about the 13 Green Page categories below.
Responsible Down Standard
Responsible Down Standard (RDS) strive to secure feathers from animals to not be collected through any unneccessary damage. This certification forbids live picking of feathers and demands overall responsibility for the wellbeing of the animals.
Responsible Wool Standard
Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) is a certification that proves that the wool has been sourced in a responsible way. This is controlled through the whole supply chain, ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly.
Bluesign® helps textile factories with ways to reduce emissions, and harmful chemicals. The certification traces the textile through every path of the manufacturing process and changes the environmental impact at every stage from factory floor to finished product. Bluesign® also puts high demands on workplace safety and consumer protection.
Global Recycle Standard
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) 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 end-product must have at least 20% traceable recycled material and covers the whole chain from the recycling of raw-material to finished product.
Oeko-tex® 100 is an independent global test- and certification system for textile raw-, middle- and end-products in all parts of the production stage. It focuses on workplace safety and restricts chemicals that could be damaging to the health of the consumer or the workers in production.
Fairtrade's approach enables farmers and workers to have more control over their lives and decide how to invest in their future. It is a certification that stands for the right to trade fair and improve the working conditions for farmers and employees in countries with limited resources. Fairtrade also rewards organic crops and restricts the use of harmful chemicals.
Nordic Swan Ecolabel
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official sustainability mark for the Nordic countries. The label covers hundreds of different types of products and places demands on everything from chemicals in production to quality and sustainability. All to ensure the consumer of a safe and high quality product.
FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international certificate that ensures that the wood and paper in this product has been responsibly grown and sourced. This means that the forest is managed in a sustainable way considering conservation, restoration and respect for all.
All organic materials are grown without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers and are free from genetically modified organisms. This means less damage to the environment and to farmers working in the fields. In organic production, all resources, such as energy, land and water, are used in a long-term and sustainable way.
Low impact material
A low impact material can be a material that it is made from an easily renewable resource, free from any harsh or harmful chemicals, requires minimum amounts of water while produced, or in any other way has had a lower impact on the environment it was made or grown in.
A recycled material has been created from a previously existing item such as PET bottles, old clothes or waste materials. Reduced use of non-renewable resources, reduced use of water and/or energy and reduced waste are examples of benefits when choosing a recycled material.
There are different types of bioplastic available; biobased, where the coal used comes from renewable resources; biocomposite, which is a mix between a plastic and a natural material or biodegradable, a material made to be degradable in nature.
The material used for many functional garments is treated to create a water-repellent surface. If a product is PFC-free, it means that the functional coating used is entierally free from PFC-chemicals, also called florocarbons. Florocarbons are known to be harmful to both humans and the environment.
A product that ends up on our Green Page meets the requirements of at least one of these 14 categories, and in many cases, even more. That is why we highlight them with the Green leaf – to make it easy for you to fill your shopping cart with all the good greens.