Free Guide: Sustainable Certification Readiness Checklist

Small fashion brands deserve to have their sustainable impacts recognized with certification

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Showcase your commitment to responsible fashion

Sustainable fashion legislation is changing rapidly, and certified brands can stay ahead of potential compliance risks. Designed with your small fashion brand in mind, this package guides you through Sustainability Certification, ensuring regulatory compliance and showcasing your commitment to ethical practices. Join a community of like-minded businesses, elevating your brand’s journey as a trailblazer in a greener, more ethical fashion industry.

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Supply Chain Analysis

We conduct an in-depth evaluation of environmental, ethical, and social impacts of your brand. This helps inform and identify opportunities for efficiencies while upholding sustainability goals, providing a balanced approach to your brand’s supply chain optimization.

Services include:

  • Environmental Impact Evaluation: In-depth examination of the environmental impacts throughout the supply chain.
  • Ethical Sourcing Assessment: Evaluation of the ethical practices and social responsibility of suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Labor Conditions and Human Rights: Assessment of labor conditions and adherence to human rights principles throughout the supply chain.
  • Cost Efficiency and Optimization: Identification of cost-effective and efficient supply chain practices while maintaining sustainability goals

Sustainable Fashion Certification

We provide step-by-step assistance, conducting a holistic Sustainability Assessment of your operations, materials, labor practices, and finances. At the end of this process, you’ll receive our Sustainable Fashion Certification mark, affirming your commitment to ethical and sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

Services include:

  • Certification Process Guidance: Step-by-step assistance through the sustainability certification journey.
  • Sustainability Assessment: Holistic evaluation of current sustainability practices and areas for improvement.
  • Brand Sustainability Certification: Awarding your fashion brand use of our Sustainable Certification mark
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Operational Audits and Monitoring

GMI’s audits ensure your operations meet sustainability standards and aren’t in danger of greenwashing. We work together to identify and manage potential risks. We’ll regularly check in to make sure you’re sailing smoothly on the sustainability journey.

Services can include:

  • Auditing: Assessment of operations to verify adherence to sustainability standards.
  • Risk Mitigation: Evaluation of potential risks within the supply chain and development of strategies for mitigation.
  • Waste Management Analysis: Examination of textile waste generation and implementation of strategies for effective waste management.
  • Regular Compliance Checks: Ongoing checks to ensure continual adherence to sustainability standards and regulatory requirements.

Sustainability Impact Reporting

Our service goes beyond the surface, compiling strategic insights and reports categorized across six key Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) measures. We craft customized sustainability roadmaps for your fashion brand, ensuring a clear and purposeful journey toward meaningful ESG goals.

Services can include:

  • Impact Assessment Reporting: Summarization of findings, recommendations, and strategic insights derived from analyses classified according to 6 key ESG measures.
  • Customized Sustainability Roadmaps: Tailored roadmaps for your brand based on assessments for continuous improvement including recommendations for suppliers or production partners.
  • Scaling and Growth Strategies: Customized suggestions on how to scale and grow your brand sustainably.
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Communicating your Sustainable Impacts

Showcase your sustainability journey with our tailored marketing package. We help empower your brand’s voice in the sustainability conversation through marketing assets and cross-promotional opportunities.

Services include:

  • Sustainable Certification Marketing: Elevate your brand with our tailored marketing package, spotlighting your Sustainable Certification.
  • Assets for Social Media: Leverage compelling social media assets to amplify your brand’s sustainability narrative.
  • Cross-Promotion: Expand your reach through cross-promotion across our diverse channels, publications, and speaking engagements.

Our Process

1. Initial Consultation & Needs Assessment

We offer a complimentary consultation to better understand your needs, practices, challenges, and aspirations.  If it’s a fit, we’ll work with you to develop a formal project plan.

2. Proposal & Strategy Development

We work with you to develop a customized sustainability strategy and certification roadmap.

3. Audit & Documentation Review

We’ll conduct a review of your operations and documentation for compliance with sustainability standards.

4. Reporting & Certification Decision

We provide detailed feedback and reports help resolve any sustainability issues and guide you to certification.

5.  Monitoring & Collaboration

We keep you abreast of changing sustainability regulations and help you stay in compliance.

6. Offboarding & Continuous Improvement

We help highlight your sustainable certification achievement and ensure you’re set up to implement any efficiencies.