Gudrun Sjödén’s own ecolabel
Next to each garment representing an eco-friendly choice, you’ll now be seeing the following symbols, in a system we call Gudrun’s Good Guide:
Gudrun’s Good Fibres
These items are made entirely or partly from a material grown or produced with sustainability in mind. We impose requirements for transparency and certification. The fibres and materials we class as good sustainable choices are recycled materials, TENCEL™ Lyocell, TENCEL™ Modal, TENCEL™ Modal with micro-technology, EcoVero™ viscose and other environmentally-friendly fibres from Lenzing. Plus organically grown cotton and linen, organic wool, Swedish wool, naturally/dew-retted linen, CmiA and BCI cotton, silk, alpaca, vegetable tanned and dyed leather. And also FSC® certified wood and natural rubber.
Gudrun’s Good Manufacturing
These products are manufactured entirely or largely at audited factories geared to the best possible production processes for the external environment and human health. We make strict requirements for all the influential processes in the manufacturing to be certified, in some cases all the way to the stitching factory. We recognise the GOTS, Fairtrade and STeP by OEKO-TEX standards.
Gudrun’s Unique Handicraft
This item was crafted by skilled artisans according to age-old traditions. Each item has its own unique appearance and artistic value. With the purchase of this item, you are helping to keep unique skills and crafts alive and thriving.
Gudrun’s Good Deed
Gudrun’s Good Deed is a project that we have been running since 2006. It involves donating part of the proceeds from the sale of selected products to organisations or causes close to Gudrun’s heart.
Gudrun’s Good Guide
– A whole collection to take pride in.
We aim to have as many of our products as possible produced in an environmentally-friendly way, not just a limited and exclusive line. Over the decades, environmental awareness has evolved and gone in and out of fashion. From the 80s when eco-friendliness was tentative and virtually impossible, through the 90s when we launched our first organic collection, to today when green choices are obvious.
In the forest of eco-labelling systems, we felt that having our own label would make it easier for our customers to find their way around our collections. So, in 2008 we introduced our own eco-labelling system, which we called our Leaves label, and in 2017 we will be updating our labelling system and Gudrun’s Good Guide.