Organic cotton is farmed without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It does not come from genetically modified crops and farming is adapted to nature. When dyeing and producing organic products, they are kept apart from non-organic materials. All organic cotton that is used in Mainio products comes from the mill that has GOTS-certification.
GOTS means Global Organic Textile Standard and it's a textile processing standard that requires rigid environmental criteria. Social Inspection Audits are made regularly in order to verify that environmental and social requirements of GOTS-certification are met.
SA8000 is a social standard which advances the human rights of workers around the world. SA8000 is established by SAI (Social Accountability International), which is a non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization. SA8000´s focus is on nine core elements: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, discipline practices, working hours, compensation and management systems. External auditors will inspect working conditions regularly.
Thai Exports invests strongly in environmental issues. It has an exceptionally wide and inclusive water purification system, which they have developed for several years.