“We want to make sure that our sustainability commitments lead to actions and real impact; 
the way we work must contribute directly to the achievement of our social and environmental objectives.”

- Michel Hublet, Head of Sustainability


People and Sustainability are 2 of the 4 core values (in addition to Excellence and Innovation) that guide us on our journey.

Across our entire operations and organisation, we actively strive to create working environments that feel positive and empowered, and where consideration for people, our planet, and for society is integrated in everyday decisions and actions.


Together with our employees, suppliers, and Official Dealers, we aspire to form a community of like-minded individuals, driven by the common desire to positively impact both the Stanley/Stella ecosystem and our industry.

The Stanley/Stella Charter, launched in 2022, is our guiding framework which represents what we stand for as a company in the garment industry. It articulates our commitment to addressing critical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in our area of influence, and outlines the ten core principles that guide our behaviour and inspire the entire Stanley/Stella community to care about our planet and its people.


From sourcing sustainable raw materials to working with a committed network of Official Dealers who share our values, we strive to have a positive impact at every step of our journey.    

We select the most eco-friendly raw materials
Across our collections, we use GOTS certified organic cotton as well as GRS certified recycled cotton, GRS certified recycled polyester and GRS certified recycled nylon.
We collaborate with state-of-the-art factories
Our nine partner suppliers in Bangladesh and one in China are GOTS certified, and we have a local team handling our business in South Asia. We have been a member of Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) since 2012.
We choose partners for sustainable transport and storage
Opting for sea shipment minimises the carbon footprint of transporting our products to Europe, and we partner with GOTS certified warehouse providers to store our products.
We team up with a dedicated distribution network
Our network of Official Dealers share our vision and values, and we encourage and support them in achieving GOTS certification.


Our supply chain is certified by various independent bodies and standards, demonstrating our commitment to healthy environmental practices and greater respect for the planet. But we don’t stop there. We always go beyond certifications to increase our understanding and drive positive action for our planet and its people.


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading worldwide standard for the production of organic fibres. Based on both ecological and social criteria, it is the most stringent certification for organic cotton.

It guarantees that cotton is organically grown without the use of genetically modified seeds or dangerous chemicals. It also ensures traceability from post-harvesting of the raw material to the final customer, including transaction certificates at every stage of production.


The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a voluntary international standard that verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product. It tracks the flow of the raw material from the source to the final product.

This standard applies to Stanley/Stella products that have less than 70% organic cotton. Stanley/Stella is ‘PETA-Approved’, which means that we do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so. Our products are made from 100% vegan materials and 0% animal fibers, ensuring that no harm is caused to animals.


The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is the world’s leading standard for recycled textiles. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content, and labelling. All  the  recycled  cotton  materials,  recycled  polyester,  and  recycled nylon we use is GRS certified. 


Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX ® is one of the world’s best-known standards for the assessment of harmful substances in fabrics. Our certification confirms that Stanley/Stella products are processed without chemical substances that are harmful to human health and the environment. Standard 100 also prohibits certain potentially harmful substances even where these are not yet legally banned, and it guarantees that our products comply with the EU REACH regulation.


Stanley/Stella is ‘PETA-Approved’, which means that we do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so. Our products are made from 100% vegan materials and 0% animal fibres, ensuring that no harm is caused to animals. 

At Stanley/Stella, we have always used organic cotton but we know that, while our products are GOTS certified and GMOs are excluded from organic systems, organic isn't a claim of absolute freedom from contamination or GMOs' presence in our products. This is why we take additional steps to reinforce traceability across our entire value chain. By limiting the number of suppliers, building relationships with farmers and ginners, and being one of the only companies to carry out our own random testing, we strive to live up to the commitments we make to our customers and to ourselves.

* Our products fully meet GOTS, OCS, GRS and/or OEKO-TEX certification requirements. Stanley/Stella is not liable for any content deviation issues, such as GMO contamination, that are not reasonably within our control.


We are proud to approach the environmental and social challenges our industry faces in a collaborative way. Through our memberships of Fair Wear Foundation and Textile Exchange, we aim to reinforce the positive impact we can have across our operations.


Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent organisation that works with apparel brands, garment workers and textile industry influencers to improve labour conditions  in  garment  factories.  FWF  carries out audits in our partner factories on a regular basis, and establishes Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) where needed to ensure workers’ rights and safe, dignified, and properly paid employment. Stanley/Stella has been a member of FWF since 2012.  

Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks. Stanley/Stella participates in the annual Material  Change  Index  survey,  which  maps progress towards more sustainable sourcing at the raw material level. 


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