Certificates and Seals

Certificates and official seals exist to document criteria like the cultivation and production of cotton as well as the production conditions in which the goods are manufactured (e.g. the absence of lead in children’s items and other matters related to lead or PVC content). Every certificate must be renewed annually. We continually strive to keep up-to-date on the most current information about our more than 30 manufacturers and suppliers.

Here you can find an overview of the certificates, official seals and codices which were presented to us before this page's last update (01/2016). If a manufacturer cannot be found here, this does not mean that this company's products do not have certificates rather that no certificates were presented before this page's most recent update. We ask you to please bear this in mind.

Textiles

AA

A4 is committed to insuring that all suppliers meet these workplace criteria. A4 follows the correction action plan (CAP) and enforces it upon each facility they work with in regards to sourcing and production of any of their goods. For further information please visit the A4 website.

  • www.a4catalog.com
  • American Apparel

    This wholesaler from Los Angeles, CA produces exclusively on site - an approach that the company calls “vertically integrated manufacturing.” The wages are significantly higher than the United States’ minimum wage. You can find more information on their website.

    Alternative Apparel

    As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative Apparel take our responsibility to the community seriously. We are committed to requiring and upholding labor standards and aligning ourselves only with vendors that share the same commitment. For our full list of vendor guidelines and principles please visit our site.

    Anico International

    Anico International, Inc. is an importer of general merchandise, including plush toys, blankets, pillows, outdoor furniture, socks and slippers. We feature a wide variety of stock products, as well as unique customized solutions. While the aforementioned are our core product lines, Anico's capabilities are virtually limitless. Through our own factories as well as our integrated supply chain, we are confident that we can find any product to suit your general merchandise needs. All products offered by Anico conform to all the CPSIA safety laws including fair labor standards.

    Anvil

    Anvil supports environmental protection and the ethical treatment of their employees. Measures are taken to ensure that their “employees recognize their environmental and social responsibilities and act accordingly.” You can find more information on their website. Certificates and official seals: Member of Organic Trade Association & Organic Exchange, WRAP Certified, Corporate signatory to SAI.

    Augusta

    The Augusta Sportswear Group (ASG) is committed to insuring that all suppliers meet these workplace criteria. ASG follows the correction action plan (CAP) and enforces it upon each facility they work with in regards to sourcing and production of any of their goods. For further information please visit the Augusta website.

    Bella/ALO Sport/Canvas

    Bella believes in a healthy, balanced lifestyle which minimizes their impact on the environment. You can find more information on their website.

    Broder Bros. (Distributor)

    Broder Bros., Co. has dedicated itself to being a responsible corporate citizen and holds itself to the highest ethical business standards. A social accountability statement has been published and enforced for both internal practices and those of their customers, vendors and factories. They also have a partnership with U.S. Customs & Border Protection in a trade program which is designed to help secure America’s borders and ensure the continued free flow of international trade. Brands carried: Harriton, Big Accessories, Champion, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Anvil, Jerzees, Flexfit, Badger. You can find more information on their website.

    Champion

    Champion, a part of Hanesbrands, is proud to have implemented a rigorous set of standards for its company-owned facilities and its suppliers for well over a decade. All suppliers are fully audited before production begins on all products, and annually thereafter. Hanesbrands has also quietly become a leader in energy management and aspires to be an international apparel industry leader in overall environmental responsibility and stewardship. You can find more information on their website.

    Cotton Heritage/Roochi Traders, Inc.

    Roochi Traders, Inc. is committed to ensuring our products are produced in safe, humane, legal and fair working conditions. We will not work with companies engaged in the use of forced labor or workers suffering illegal restrictions. We require that all companies they do business with comply with all local laws in regards to working hours and safety standards. We conducts frequent ethical audits on factories to verify all ethical practices are being enforced.

    Eco Bags

    All of Eco Bags’ products are manufactured in a socially responsible, fair-wage and fair-labor environment. Eco Bags uses: Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) - SKAL Certified Organic cotton, Recycled cotton, Natural cotton, Hemp-cotton blends, PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and NWPP (Non-woven Polypropylene) . Eco Bags’ cottons are naturally untreated and unbleached. They strive to offer the most sustainable materials available and their goals are reusability and the use of renewable fiber crops. You can find more information on their website and on their general material information page.

    Econscious

    Corporate Responsibility is woven into the fabric of econscious. It informs and inspires our business model and our practices every day. We are part of a worldwide movement towards “responsible capitalism,” providing goods and services while embracing the “Three E’s” of sustainability, which are: Ecological Sustainability; Social Equity; and Economic Vitality. The tenets of Corporate Responsibility dictate that we look carefully at the economic impacts of our business. We provide high quality products and services at competitive prices, but we look beyond our financial success. We consider the ethical, legal, and cultural implications of what we do. For more information about Econscious, please visit their website.

    Fruit of the Loom

    Fruit of the Loom holds a policy against engaging in any unlawful activities and will not buy or sell products or services provided through the use of any illegal or unethical practices.

    Gildan

    This supplier is a member of the Fair Labor Association and runs biological wastewater treatment systems for two textile facilities in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Gildan commits itself to “sustainable development, progressive hiring and employment practices, first-class working conditions, community involvement and support, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and continuing constructive dialogue with NGOs and all stakeholders in our corporate citizenship program.” You can find more information on their website.

    Hanes

    Hanes has a Hanesbrands' Core Values which includes their Integrity/Ethical Standards. They also have an employee code of conduct and a supplier code of conduct: the Global Standards for Suppliers. You can find more information on their website.

    • Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100, member of the FLA
    • www.hanesbrands.com

    Heritage Sportswear (Distributor)

    Heritage Sportswear was established in 1982 and is the Midwest's largest independent distributor of blank apparel and accessories. Based in Hebron, Ohio, the company is adistributor of more than 47 retail and wholesale brands including: Sierra Pacific, Robinson Apparel, Boxxerz,Liberty Bags, Hanes, Anvil, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Trecento, Liberty Bags. You can find more information on their website.

    Hi5

    Sol's - The Fair Spirit. This is the Many of Hi5's products are produced exclusively for Spreadshirt. They can be distinguished by the label "Spreadshirt" on the article with the exception of Spreadshirt's Women's Long Sleeve shirt and Spreadshirt's Women's Spaghetti top, which are produced by Continental Clothing (see above). Hi5'ss production facility is regularly checked and certified by the auditing organization CSCC.

    • Spreadshirt's Code of Conduct: signed. Company has its own code of conduct.
    • Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100, CSCC-Certificate
    • www.hi5-textildruck.de

    J. America Sportswear

    J.America is committed to ensuring our products are produced in safe, humane, legal and fair working conditions. We are proud to be one in a very select group of Participating Company affiliates with the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions in factories worldwide. J.America’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission is to conduct business in an ethical manner, to promote and protect workers’ rights worldwide and to help improve working conditions by partnering with our global supply chain.

    Jerzees

    Russell Corporation (Jerzees’ parent company) takes its responsibilities seriously and believes that “being a good corporate citizen starts with being a good employer.” Russell continually reviews its policies, procedures and benefits to ensure that what it provides its employees is fair and supports both the business and the employees' needs. You can find more information on the Russell brand website.

    Joto Paper

    Joto has become a leader in providing sublimation printing systems, sublimation inks and sublimation blanks for all levels of users. Committed to offering the highest quality of products and services to our customers, Joto is continually looking for new products and decoration solutions that can help our customers grow their businesses. Joto’s blanks have been tested and certified by the Oeko-tex Standard against harmful substances. Supplier of mugs, water bottles, and phone and tablet covers and cases.

    LAT Apparel

    LAT Apparel has complied with all aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 passed by Congress. LAT is also committed to requiring and upholding fair labor standards and practices. You can find more information on their website.

    MV Sport

    MV Sport is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially responsible manner consistent with rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor. MV Sport expects nothing less of its business partners. Therefore, MV Sport will not do business with those who engage in business practices or follow work place standards inconsistent with this Code of Conduct. For a full listing of standards and compliances visit the website.

    Next Level

    Next Level Apparel is committed to:

    • A standard of excellence in every aspect of the business and in every corner of the world
    • Ethical and responsible conduct in all of the operations
    • Respect for the rights of all individuals
    • Respect for the environment
    • Social responsibility
    • www.nextlevelapparel.com

    The company expects these same commitments to be shared by all manufacturers of Next Level Apparel. For a full listing of what is required of manufactures of Next level Apparel merchandise please visit the website.

    Red Kap

    Red Kap knows all about "done right." They’ve been creating comfortable, durable workwear since starting out as a family business back in 1923. The company works hard to ensure that every individual enjoys a clean, safe work environment, free from discrimination and harassment. They believe that workers at supplier facilities have the right to freely choose employment. Red Kap supports the right to fair compensation, the right to associate freely and bargain collectively. You can find more information on their website.

    Sol's

    Sol’s - The Fair Spirit. This is the French producer’s mantra, and you have to take them at their word. The textile and bag producer holds a considerable amount of certificates and agreements such as proven and audited textiles, fair trade, environmental protection etc. – way to build trust!

    • Certificates and official seals: Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 , OE 100 , ISO 9001
    • Memberships: WRAP, Fairtrade, IFTH, 2FPCO, CGI
    • www.sols-europe.com

    Spreadshirt

    We only work with manufacturers that meet and pass all requirements for social and safety standards, hold valid certificates and require mandatory and regular audits of their facilities. Most Spreadshirt branded products carry a DNA code that makes it possible to trace every stage of the manufacturing process. You can follow how your t-shirt was made on www.respect-code.org as well the quality seals which your product holds. Speaking of certificates: All products from our collection carry the the OEKO-TEX® seal. This means that they meet the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, which verifies economical, environmental and social compatibility and are produced in manufacturing facilities that are BSCI certified.

    Tultex

    Tultex brand offered by major retailer Kohl's is monitored by the CAP (Corrective Action Plan) which is used to summarize the factory monitoring and document all key points including labor laws, working hours, factory safety and monitoring.

    US Blanks

    US Blanks is located in Los Angeles, California and is known as a “vertically integrated manufacturer”. This means that their fabric is dyed, cut and sewn in their mill and that the majority of their yarns are knitted onsite.

    US Blanks prides themselves on social and corporate responsibility. Their sustainable development ties together concerns for the capacity of our natural systems and the reduction of society’s carbon footprint. They are also believe that all of their employees deserve a safe and healthy workplace and specialize in the areas of contractor compliance, employee leasing, compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Worker's Compensation Insurance and employer compliance programs.

    Yupoong

    Yupoong, Inc. and its subsidiaries recognize the dignity of each employee and respect their rights including the right to free association and collective bargaining. Yupoong consistently works to create better workplace and working conditions for their employees. Based on this general policy, Yupoong developed labor standards which comply with all applicable laws, behavioral codes of their clients and international standards for implementation of the Factories.

    Printing Materials

    Joto Paper (Manufacturer of flex and flock foils)

    Joto’s printable textile films have been tested and certified by the Oeko-tex Standard against harmful substances.

    Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100

    Homepage: www.jotopaper.com

    Specialty Materials (Manufacturer of flex and flock foils)

    Specialty Materials' printable textile films have been tested and certified by the Oeko-tex Standard against harmful substances.

    Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100

    Homepage: www.specialtymaterials.com

    Digital Direct

    Apparel printed with Digital Direct fully conforms with the Oeko-tex standard, as long as the unprinted apparel is also Oeko-tex certified.

    Every supplier in the Spreadshirt apparel assortment was recently contacted and asked to present their own code of conduct, or to sign Spreadshirt's code of conduct and present any certificates and official seals that they may have. We will update this document as soon as additional information is collected.

    Specialty Materials (Manufacturer of flex and flock foils)

    Specialty Materials' printable textile films have been tested and certified by the Oeko-tex Standard against harmful substances.

    Certificates and official seals: Oeko-tex Standard 100

    Homepage: www.specialtymaterials.com