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The Green Button

The government-run certification label for sustainable textiles

The Green Button is a government-run certification label for sustainable textiles. What makes it special: it is the first certification label that systematically evaluates whether companies take responsibility for respecting human rights and environmental standards in their supply chains. Why?



What does the Green Button evaluate?

To receive the Green Button, companies must comply with demanding requirements. They must prove that they take responsibility for their actions in their supply chains as well as keep an eye on the production processes. More information and a basic overview of all of the certification label’s criteria can be found here.


Responsible companies

The government-run certification label evaluates whether companies fulfil their human rights and environmental due diligence obligations along their supply chain.

Sustainable production

In addition, there must be proof in the form of recognised certification labels that the respective product has been produced in a socially and environmentally sound manner.

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Socially sound

Good for people

Working and social conditions in textile production are improved.

Environmentally sound

Good for nature

The environment is protected in the production process.


A label you can trust

The government determines the criteria and conditions for the Green Button – providing clarity you can trust.

Independently certified

Independent evaluation

Independent certification bodies evaluate compliance with the criteria.