In response to environmental protection textile brands and retailers Demand Management Alliance certification institutions to develop first textile and apparel global recycle standard (GRS), to ensure the production and supply chain more transparent purchasing power.
The new GRS is a three - level system, which is divided into copper standard, silver standard and gold standard. The highest gold standard requires that the product contains 95-100 recycled material, the silver standard product contains 70-95% of recycled materials, and copper standard GRSlogo products need to contain no less than 30% of recycled materials.
All standard products must show the percentage of recovered components and will be marked with gold, silver, and copper GRS.
The alliance management agencies responsible for the MarkPros certificate, the development of global recovery standards in response to expanding textile industry needs to support them with recycled materials and production of environmentally friendly products, the pillar of this standard is the tracking - plus - tracking system, in support of the textile factories and brands concerning recycling product component requirements.
Management Association said, for tracking and tracking system, they will use a transaction proof system, replace the online virtual system, because each person is not in the supply chain are willing to expose any confidential or cost.
According to GRS, textile recycling materials will be used according to the standards of scientific proof systems (SCS) that have been announced.
In addition to raw material specifications, this standard also includes environmental processing standards. It includes stringent wastewater treatment requirements and the use of chemicals (according to the global organic textile standards (GOTS) and Oeko-Tex100.
Social responsibility factors are also included in the GRS, designed to ensure the health and safety of workers, to support workers' labor rights, comply with the International Labor Organization (ILO) standards.