At An Ordinary Mummy we believe that fashion should be sustainable and ethical whilst also being a force for change by supporting the work of charities. This is why all Motherhood For Change adults tees are Fair Wear Foundation, Global Organic Textile Standard, and Climate Neutral certified. All Motherhood For Change sweats and tote bags are also Fair Wear Foundation certified as well as being Global Recycling Standard certified.
Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
An Ordinary Mummy Motherhood For Change tees are 100% organic with 90% Reduced CO2. The carbon footprint has been calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust.
The 90% reduction has been achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.
It has been calculated that a single T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2. These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.
Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation striving to improve working conditions in the textile industry. The foundation is an initiative by trade organisations in the textile sector, trade unions and NGO’s.
Fair Wear Foundation verifies that member companies implement the Code of Labour Practice along their supply chain, and checks compliance by monitoring audits and remediation efforts. Annual reporting by member companies and by FWF itself promotes transparency at all levels.
Buying Fair Wear Foundation certified clothing means that you are buying items which protect workers with just some of the criteria including; no child or bonded labour, legal employment contracts, fair pay and safe working conditions.
Global Recycled Standard
The Global Recycled Standard ensures that fashion items are made using recycled materials. All An Ordinary Mummy Motherhood For Change adults sweatshirts and Tote bags are made from a blend of recycled organic cotton clothing which is shredded and mixed with fibres made from used plastic to make a 100% recycled cotton polyester blend. Making the items not only fashionable but sustainable too.