Sustainability

Certifications

Intertek – Energy and water consumption comparison of original & enhanced plating method (20010947HKG)

Electroplating parts have been verified by Intertek - Energy and water consumption comparison of original & enhanced plating method (20010947HKG)

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX – Metal Accessories (HK001 169510.1)

The results of the inspection made according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, for the following articles: Metal Accessories made of Brass or zinc alloy, electroplated in silver, gunmetal, anti-brass and gold, with or without lacquered.

Energy Audit Performance Report (20010947HKG-001)

Energy Audit Performance Report verified by Intertek, Intertek have been Test, Assessment and EVALUATION of Edicate Button & Garment Accessories Mfy Ltd

Green Leaf Certification – Jean Button, Eyelet, Rivet, Vision Zipper, Metal Zipper verified by Intertek (GLF-05-APAC-19-1163)

The products have been independently tested as per Intertek Green Leaf Tested Mark - Jean Button, Eyelet, Rivet, Vision Zipper, Metal Zipper verified by Intertek (GLF-05-APAC-19-1163)

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX – Zippers (HK001 174799.1)

The results of the inspection made according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, for the following articles: Zippers (assembled or in individual parts) consisting of : -polyester tape, raw white -plastic copolymer stops, white -electroplated zinc alloy slider in nickel -clear nylon filament teeth

Green Leaf Certification – Alloy Material with Plating Colour; Enamel Coating (GLF-07-APAC-20-1281)

The products have been independently tested as per Intertek Green Leaf Tested Mark - Chemical Aspects in Alloy Material with Plating Colour; Enamel Coating;

The amount of clothes bought in the EU per person has increased by 40 % in just a few decades, driven by a fall in prices and the increased speed with which fashion is delivered to consumers. Clothing accounts for between 2 % and 10 % of the environmental impact of EU consumption. This impact is often felt in third countries, as most production takes place abroad. The production of raw materials, spinning them into fibres, weaving fabrics and dyeing require enormous amounts of water and chemicals, including pesticides for growing raw materials such as cotton. Consumer use also has a large environmental footprint due to the water, energy and chemicals used in washing, tumble drying and ironing, as well as to microplastics shed into the environment. Less than half of used clothes are collected for reuse or recycling when they are no longer needed, and only 1 % are recycled into new clothes, since technologies that would enable recycling clothes into virgin fibres are only starting to emerge.