We have provided a glossary for our customers which includes all MOT certificates to ensure that we guide and support you in the knowledge.
BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good.
As a solution provider and knowledge broker, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Corresponding to this approach, BLUESIGN encourages the industry to increase their efforts in sustainable processes step by step.
MOT uses Bluesign® certified water-based dyes for its printed fabrics ensuring circularity.
DIN 13432 and EN 13432 are standardisedtest procedures in Germany (DIN) and Europe (EN). They test the compostabilityof packaging. The standard has been valid for all EU member states since 31.03.2001 – in Germany, the regulation came into effect in December 2000.
Responsible for the certification process in Germany is DIN CERTO (the certification organisation of the German Institute for Standardisation). In order to receive the certificate, a piece of packaging must undergo five tests. All parts of the packaging must pass the tests that include biodegradability & compostability.
MOT’s sticker materials comply with DIN/EN 13432 biodegradability and compostability regulations in the EU.
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification for chemicals, colourants and accessories used in the manufacturing of textiles and leather articles.
They check that each individual substance in the chemical products meets the statutory requirements and that it is not harmful to human health.
MOT uses ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certified water-based dyes for its printed fabrics ensuring circularity.
Derived from sustainable wood pulp from FSC certified and controlled sources. EcoVero fibres are biodegradable and return to nature after disposal.
As compared with generic viscose, the production of ECOVERO™ has a substantially smaller environmental footprint, with 50% less water consumption and 50% lower CO2 emission.
ECOVERO™ achieved environmental excellence throughout the life cycle from raw materials to disposal of fibres and has been awarded the EU Ecolabel certificate.
The Dora Top and Radio Pants are made using an innovative silk and EcoVero blend (35% silk & 65% ECOVERO™).
The EU Ecolabel logo makes green choices easy.
To qualify for the EU Ecolabel, products and materials have to comply with a tough set of environmental criteria that take the whole product life cycle into account -from the extraction of raw materials, to production, packaging and transport, and finally to the customer’s use and disposal of the same product.
This life cycle approach guarantees that the products’ main environmental impacts are reduced in comparison to similar products on the market.
MOT’s ECOVERO™ fabric has been awarded the EU Ecolabel certificate.
FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)
The original pioneers of forest certification - they have 25 years of experience in sustainable forest management.
FSC promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
The ECOVERO™ fabric and all of MOT’s packaging, including its swing tags are FSC® certified.
Products that bear this label have been verified as being made from 100% recycled content (either post-consumer or pre-consumer reclaimed materials).
The use of FSC Recycled products can help to reduce the pressure of demand on sources of virgin material, thereby helping to protect the world's forests.
MOT uses FSC RECYCLED® certified materials in its packaging and swing tags.
Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
Part of the ©Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit body that creates leaders in the preferred fibres and materials industry.
GRS stands for Global Recycled Standard, which tracks the flow of raw materials from its source to the final product and the certificate only applies to fabrics that contain more than 50% recycled fibres.
The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labelling.
MOT’s main interlinings, including its threads, are GRS certified made from post-consumer plastic bottles.
Gold Standard was established in 2003 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other international NGOs to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featured the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contributed to sustainable development.
With the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, they launched a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions, ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’, to maximise impact, creating value for people around the world and the planet we share.
In partnership with Ecologi, every MOT purchase funds an offset to your carbon footprint through purchasing carbon credits from the Gold Standard.
Higg Index Transparency Program
Is a suite of tools that standardizes value chain sustainability measurements for all industry participants, developed by The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).
This provides a consistent way for brands, retailers, and manufacturers to share trusted data on the environmental impact of their products, which is based on transparency creating credibility.
MOT’s main interlining suppliers are members of the Higg Index programme, which is developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).
ISO 14001 is a globally recognised international standard for an Environmental Management System (EMS) that specifies the requirements for organisations that want to enhance environmental performance and increase their ability to meet supplier requirements.
The ISO 14001 training helps individuals to control their environmental aspects, reduce impacts, and ensure legal compliance.
MOT’s gift note cards are made to ISO 14001 standards for environmental consideration.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.
In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements, i.e. those that may be harmful to human health, both regulated and non-regulated substances.
MOT’s Merino wool yarns, including its main interlinings and threads are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define world-wide recognisedrequirements for organic textiles. From the harvesting of the raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labelling, textiles certified as GOTS provide a credible assurance to the consumer.
Less than 1% of the world's cotton crop is organic; therefore it's a small amount whose scarcity will always create challenges and probably shortages and delayed supply.
GOTS represents a material that is pesticide-free, has a toxic-free retting process, uses toxic-free dyes, is biodegradable and secures a Human Rights working environment.
The Lulu Blazer, Nina Pants, and Studio Tee are made using GOTS certified fabrics.
The Woolmark Company
Woolmark-certified yarns guarantee durability, performance and quality. The certificate confirms that the wool used is 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable.
Most importantly, it guarantees that the wool used is thermo-regulating given its natural ingredients from fibre to dyes – adapting to the body’s internal temperature and is suitable to wear in all seasons.
The Gia Top, Riviera Skirt, and Sundae Pants are made using Merino wool yarns that are Woolmark certified.
Verified Carbon Standard
The VCS Program is the world’s most widely used voluntary Greenhouse Gas (GHG) program. Over 1,791 certified VCS projects have collectively reduced or removed more than 907 million tonnes of carbon and other GHG emissions from the atmosphere.
Once projects have been certified against the VCS Program’s rigorous set of rules and requirements, project developers can be issued tradable GHG credits that they call Verified Carbon Units (VCUs). Each VCU represents a reduction or removal of one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) achieved by a project.
In partnership with Ecologi, every MOT purchase funds an offset to your carbon footprint through purchasing carbon credits from the Verified Carbon Standard.