Free Guide: Sustainable Certification Readiness Checklist

Established fashion brands can influence the sustainable fashion landscape

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Unlock the full potential of your fashion brand

Sustainable fashion can change the world, and so can your brand! Crafted for established fashion brands ready to spearhead sustainability, our most comprehensive package sets your brand up for long-term success. This package guides you through Sustainability Certification for your brand and five styles, works with your staff, provides you with strategic insights about your supply chain, and provides you with external reporting for your stakeholders.  Join a community of like-minded businesses, positioning your brand 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

GMI provides personalized support, guiding you step by step through the Sustainability Certification journey. We conduct a holistic Sustainability Assessment of your operations, labor practices, finances, materials, and waste also leveraging our Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). At the end of this process, you’ll receive our Fashion Sustainable Certification mark for your brand and 5 fashion styles, 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.  We offer personalized support for documentation, requirements, and milestones.
  • Sustainability Assessment: Holistic evaluation of current sustainability practices including an in-depth analysis of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.  We identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
  • Brand Sustainability Certification: Awarding your fashion brand use of our Sustainable Certification mark
  • Product Sustainability Certification: We grant use of our Sustainable Certification mark for 5 of your fashion styles
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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.

Strategic Sustainability Insights

We compile insights and recommendations across six key ESG measures, crafting a detailed Internal Sustainability Report to guide your brand’s decision-making. You’ll also be able to showcase your commitment transparently with our External Corporate Sustainability Report, designed for public disclosure on your website, building trust with clients and stakeholders. 

Services include:

  • Impact Assessment Reporting: Summarization of findings, recommendations, and strategic insights derived from analyses classified according to 6 key ESG measures.
  • External Corporate Sustainability Report: Designed for public disclosure and showcasing achievements on your website. This allows for transparency in communicating your commitment to sustainability to clients and stakeholders. It helps build trust with customers and demonstrate accountability and compliance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Customized Sustainability Roadmaps: Tailored roadmaps based on assessments for continuous improvement including recommendations for suppliers or production partners.
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Training and Advancements

We help empower your team to lead the charge in sustainability by educating them on sustainable production practices and continuous improvement. Inspire a culture of ongoing enhancements and innovation, where staff feel motivated and encouraged to help grow your brand through sustainability.

Services can include:

  • Sustainability Workshops: Interactive sessions to educate staff on the principles and practices of sustainability, covering topics like eco-friendly materials, ethical sourcing, and waste reduction.
  • Continuous Improvement Training: Programs to instill a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging staff to identify opportunities for sustainable practices and contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the company’s environmental initiatives.

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.
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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.