Before our textiles reach our stores and warehouses for our online shop, they undergo thorough quality checks. The products are first tested in the production countries. We also examine them in our internal Department for Quality Control in Germany. In doing so, we inspect the physical features like colourfastness, seam stretch, and measurement changes from washing. Certified companies hired by us also monitor adherence to the parameters of hazardous substances.
Because this issue is so important to us, we have made our internal parameters more rigid than is required by law.
We sell our clothing with a good conscience. Our products are only manufactured in tested production facilities. During audits the factories are inspected for safety, working conditions and much more. Only those that meet our strict standards can produce for us.
Many of our products, primarily children's wear and underwear, are Oeko-Tex certified and thus comply with very high-quality standards. We also provide GOTS-certified products, mainly in new-born clothing.
It's important to us that our customers can quickly tell which products meet which standards. This is why we have developed a new quality label:
This label stands for consciously selected materials, materials tested for hazardous substances, comfortable fits, and monitored social standards. Every product that meets these quality criteria has also been certified by Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 or GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and receives our quality label "Mein Lieblingsstück by Takko Fashion" (My Favourite Piece by Takko Fashion). In this way, our customers can tell right away which products meet the highest of our quality standards.
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 (+ Label)
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was introduced in 1992 and is a globally consistent, independent auditing and certification system for raw, interim, and end products in the textile industry as well as equipment materials used to produce them. All components of the tested products must pass all tests to receive certification.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
GOTS is the world's leading standard for ecological and socially responsible textile production. Certified products consist of at least 70 per cent organically produced natural fibres and comply with strict environmental requirements, from the procurement of organically produced, natural materials to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing.
Our strategy is focused on sourcing sustainable cotton. We became a member of the Better Cotton Initiative in this summer in order to be even more involved in this regard. Together with the BCI we are working to improve the ecological, social and economic conditions in cotton-growing. The initiative focuses on educating farmers and farm workers on more sustainable cotton farming. In this way the farmers learn to produce fruitfully through ecologically more valuable methods. Through our membership in BCI, we are pursuing a long-term, global approach to supporting the development of "better" farming practices
Find out more about the Better Cotton Initiative here.