Liberty Fabrics recognises that the production of fabric has significant environmental and social impact on the world around us – the company takes its duty towards responsible production seriously, making every endeavour to continuously improve progress in this area.
Memberships and Certifications
Liberty Fabrics joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in January 2017 to be part of a collective movement to promote better cotton farming practices, and secured the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), enabling it to retail select bases as “Organic” (classified as containing a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres). For several finished cotton and linen Liberty Fabrics bases, the company holds the Standard 100 Oeko-Tex certification, and additionally facilitates the verification of recycled materials through the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
Where we can, we look for innovative fibres to use in our fabrics that mitigate impact on the world’s resources. Fibre innovations that are used in a number of our bases include LENZING™ standard Lyocell and Modal fibre types – certified as compostable and biodegradable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions. BEMBERG™ branded Cupro – a regenerated fibre made from cotton linter, a raw material that is considered pre-consumer waste. ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon – virgin quality nylon yarn created from recovering nylon waste, such as fishing nets and fabric scraps .