Free Guide: Sustainable Certification Readiness Checklist

Why certify your Canadian fashion brand?

Because sustainability makes good business sense.
Boost your brand’s profitability and impact.

Consumers are more likely to trust and purchase certified products

Did you know you can…

Increase your competitive advantage​

Increase your consumer base, as 75% of people are willing to pay more for sustainable options

Identify proactive opportunities in your supply chain before they become media disasters

Grow capital and save money on inefficient processes

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Sustainability & Business Consulting

For Small and Emerging Fashion Businesses Prioritizing Sustainability 
2 month process || Starts at $500

Empower your small brand to be a sustainable fashion trailblazer, proving that every size deserves a seat in the sustainability conversation. Our tailored consulting services assess and elevate your current practices, developing a sustainable strategy that aligns with industry benchmarks.

We can help you…

  • Establish customer Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to precisely measure progress
  • Learn where to source textiles and produce your designs to stay aligned with sustainable best practices
  • Prioritize circular practices for cost savings and a reduced environmental footprint

Become Certified Sustainable

For Fashion Businesses Ready to Pursue Certification 
6 month process || Starts at $1500

Showcase your commitment to responsible and ethical fashion by becoming a Certified Sustainable brand. This package provides expert guidance throughout the certification process. We ensure regulatory compliance and fortify your brand’s dedication to ethical and eco-conscious practices.

We can help you…

  • Become a Certified Sustainable fashion brand, granting you GMI’s certification badge
  • Measure the impacts of your fashion brand according to 6 ESG measures and provide a fulsome report with guidance about how you can improve and scale sustainably
  • Ensure continual compliance with sustainability guidelines, so you steer clear of greenwashing
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Sustainable Growth Partner

For Established Fashion Businesses Ready to Showcase their Sustainable Impacts to the World
9 month process || Starts at $3000

Position your brand at the forefront of a greener, more ethical fashion industry by becoming Certified Sustainable, and empowering your staff to operate with a continuous improvement mindset. This package provides expert guidance on the sustainable certification process, works with your staff on transformations needed, and helps you showcase your impacts to the world.

We can help you…

  • Become a Certified Sustainable fashion brand, granting you GMI’s certification badge for your brand and five styles
  • Measure the impacts of your fashion brand according to 6 ESG measures and provide a fulsome report with guidance about how you can improve and scale sustainably
  • Provides you with Corporate Sustainability Reporting, so you can transparently showcase your impacts
  • Ensure continual compliance with sustainability guidelines, so you steer clear of greenwashing
  • Provides training opportunities for your staff to stay in compliance with sustainability guidelines

Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the well-being of future generations

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly used by investors to assess how a company identifies and manages sustainability-related risks and opportunities.

Global Measure Inc helps you assess, enhance and effectively communicate your fashion brand’s holistic sustainable impacts against 6 key ESG measures.

Protect your brand from greenwashing

ESG Indicators for sustainable, ethical fashion brands:

Health and Safety are procedures, regulations, guidelines, or programs that prevent accidents or injuries in the workplace or public environments.

Clear health and safety practices ensure healthy working environments and a reduction in the risk of accidents, injuries, and fatalities while on the job.

Sustainable organizations understand the value of having safe working environments where staff can perform their duties without the risk of harm.

Social Responsibility is a framework whereby businesses act in a manner that contributes to the well-being of communities and societies.

It is a key principle behind the triple bottom line, where businesses place equal value on “people, planet, and profit”.

Social Responsibility is critical in brand perception and has become increasingly important to investors and consumers who are looking to make positive contributions to the planet.

Sustainable brands want to empower the people who work for them and want the communities they reside in to prosper.

Quality Management is a business philosophy that focuses on the long-term success of a company.

It examines product and service quality and methods to achieve it. This involves looking at the total inputs, including activities, tasks, and processes, used to create products or services.

Quality Management helps organizations meet consumer and regulatory requirements while focusing on improving efficiencies and effectiveness on a continuous basis.

Sustainable brands value Quality Management as it helps to minimize process waste, and enables brand resiliency.

Environmental Performance focuses on the relationship between the business and the environment.

It examines the responsible consumption of resources, the environmental impacts of processing, and the impacts of products.

Sustainable brands prioritize environmental stewardship through their operations and values. They want their brands to succeed, but not at the cost of the environment.

Resource Management is the practice of planning, scheduling, forecasting, and optimizing the allocation of resources supporting successful product delivery.

Resource Management ensures that resources are efficiently utilized to their maximum potential. Resources include staff, finances, physical space, equipment, materials, technology, and time.

This practice helps to bridge the gap between capacity constraints and demand.

Sustainable brands prioritize Resource Management to minimize resource waste and optimize production standards and processes.

A Circular Economy is a systems-focused approach that involves processes and activities that are restorative or regenerative by design. There’s a focus on enabling resources to be reused for as long as possible while maintaining their highest value.

The Circular Economy model aims to eliminate waste through the thoughtful design and choice of materials, products, and systems.

A key goal of sustainable brands is to create products that are circular in nature and reuse is encouraged.

Global Measure is committed to helping your apparel brand meet 9 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

5 gender equality
6 clean water and sanitation
8 decent work and economic growth
9 industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 reduced inequalities
12 Responsible consumption and production
13 Climate Action
15 Life on Land
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Free Guide: The Sustainable Certification Readiness Checklist

Elevate your fashion brand! Take the mystery out of the certification process, improve your business operations, and identify how to attract more customers! You’ll also receive a quarterly newsletter.  You can unsubscribe at any time (but we hope you don’t)! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainability certification adds a stamp of credibility to your brand, showcasing a commitment to ethical and eco-friendly practices. It helps build consumer trust and positions your brand as a leader in the ethical and responsible fashion industry.

The duration varies based on the specific package chosen and the readiness of your business. Our team will guide you through the process, ensuring efficiency without compromising the thoroughness of the assessment.

Our certification packages are tailored for fashion brands of all sizes, from emerging fashion businesses to large enterprises, seeking to integrate sustainability into their operations and showcase their commitment to responsible practices.

Absolutely! We understand that each business is unique. We offer flexibility for you to tailor a solution that aligns with your specific goals and requirements.

Sustainability practices often lead to operational efficiencies, waste reduction, and resource optimization, resulting in long-term cost savings. Our certification process identifies these opportunities for your business.

Absolutely! Our certification packages include the right to display our Sustainable Certification mark on your products, enhancing your brand’s credibility and attracting eco-conscious consumers.

We strive to minimize disruptions during the certification process. Our team works collaboratively with your business to ensure a smooth transition, allowing you to maintain regular operations.

Our certification process includes a thorough examination of your supply chain, promoting ethical sourcing, fair labor practices, and environmental responsibility to ensure a holistic approach to sustainability.

We understand that every brand’s financial situation is unique. We’re committed to fostering sustainability across the fashion industry and believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to implementing eco-friendly practices. We’re dedicated to working with brands genuinely interested in sustainability, and we’re flexible in tailoring our services to accommodate different budgetary constraints. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your specific needs, and we’ll do our best to find a solution that works for you.

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Responsible fashion can change the world.
Will your brand be a part of that change?

Let’s talk about your brand. Reach out to get started.