Sustainable Glossary

Our comprehensive Sustainable Glossary contains even more information, tools and research ideas to help you on your path to a more sustainable business model.

Sustainable Materials Glossary

Materials obtained from renewal resources and which have minimal impact on the environment during their production and recycling are considered sustainable. We've included expanded information about some of the sustainable materials in many of our products.

» Bamboo

» BCI Cotton (Better Cotton Initiative)

» Biodegradable

» bluesign®

» Cork

» Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

» Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

» Global Recycled Standard (GRS)

» Hemp

» Lyocell

» OEKO-TEX® Made in Green

» Organic Cotton

» Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

» Reclaimed

» Recycled

» Renewable

» rPET

» Sustainability

» Textile Exchange Organic Content Standard (OCS)

» USA Cotton

» Vegan Leather

Sustainable Manufacturing Glossary

Sustainable manufacturing (also called sustainable design or green design) is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.

» Carbon Footprint

» Carbon-Neutral

» Carbon Offsetting

» Clean Technologies

» Energy Use

» Environmental Impact

» Ethical Trade

» Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

» HIGG Index

» ISO 14001

» Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

» Product Stewardship

» Recycling

» Renewable

» Responsible Sourcing

» Solar Power

» Traceability

» Waste Reduction or Source Reduction

» Waste-to-Energy

» Water Usage

» Zero Waste

For more information explore the EPA Glossary of Sustainable Manufacturing Terms

Responsible Mindset

Sustainable practices and materials reduce the carbon footprint associated with their manufacture and also help cut down waste and save energy.

A Responsible Mindset can include designing your business around social corporate responsibility, or in corporate giving to charity, or many other things.

It can also be as simple as creating products designed to reduce use of disposable products, products designed to be easily recycled and products designed to reduce packaging waste.

We want to recognize the actions by brands that have implemented programs and processes that exemplify a Responsible Mindset through give-backs to people, communities and the environment.

» 1% for the Planet

» The B-Rad Foundation

» Carbon Offsets

» Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund Inc

» Fisher House Foundation

» Green Story

» Guide Dogs for the Blind

» Hanes4education

» HanesforGood / hbisustains

» Rainwater Harvesting

» Recyclable

» Reduced Packaging

» Reusable

» Renewable

» Threads of Change

» UPS Carbon Neutral Shipment

» Vail Veterans Program

» Waste Management

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