Fair trade & social responsibility

With more than 17 years of experience, Blessed produces textiles and places a special focus on sustainability, fair production and social responsibility. Since the first T-shirt, we have consistently relied on fair trade and our products have undergone strict certification procedures. We rely on the expertise of renowned certification companies to check the manufacturers. You can expect high-quality products from us, manufactured in safe and ethically managed workplaces.

At Blessed you can shop with a clear conscience and be happy that others will also benefit from your purchase, in keeping with our slogan:

blessed to be a blessing
Simon Georg Produktion
Simon Georg, founder of Blessed, visiting a textile factory

Fairtrade by blessed
All special productions that are made abroad according to customer requirements are produced according to the blessed Fairtrade standards:
• free choice of work
• no slavery
• no discrimination based on skin color, race, gender, political opinion, religion, nationality or any other distinctions

• no child labor (according to UNICEF)
• possibility to form a union
• compliance with minimum wages with which one can live well (fair wages above average)
• no piece work (which is otherwise common in the industry)
• no type of physical punishment
• maximum protection
the environment and water resources
• Compliance with safety regulations for buildings and work equipment
• Compliance with safety regulations at work

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)
The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that works with companies and factories to improve working conditions for textile and garment workers. FWF tracks and documents the progress that has been achieved. Sharing knowledge, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations are intended to increase the effectiveness of the efforts undertaken.
Fairtrade by MaxHavelaar
The MaxHavelaar quality seal stands for fair trade in accordance with international standards and ensures that the cotton in our products is grown and traded fairly. Thanks to your purchase of blessed MaxHavelaar products, the participating small farming families and workers in the south benefit from stable prices and Fairtrade premiums, from improved working conditions and from the benefits of environmentally friendly production. Compliance with international Fairtrade standards is checked by an independent certification body. The processing chain is transparent and corresponds to recognized social criteria. Further information at www.maxhavelaar.ch
WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production)
WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies the legal, humane and ethical production of products around the world.
GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world's leading standard for processing textiles made from organic fibers. The seal specifies demanding environmental criteria for the entire supply chain of organic textiles. The use of chemicals is restricted and compliance with high social criteria is required. Compliance with all requirements is regularly certified by independent control institutes.

BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative
BSCI offers companies a code of conduct to support their efforts to build an ethical supply chain. This code is based on international treaties to protect workers' rights and covers the following eleven key elements: management practices, no objectionable employment, working hours, remuneration, child labor, forced labor (including prison labor and coercive measures), freedom of assembly (including freedom of organization and freedom to collective bargaining), discrimination (gender , race, religion), working conditions, health and social facilities, health and safety at work (occupational safety), aspects of environmental protection and special protection of young employees.
Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS 100)
The Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS 100) verifies the presence and amount of organic material in the final product and tracks the path of raw materials from source to final product.
Sedex means compliance with ethical principles and socially just and sustainable principles throughout the entire supply chain.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100
If a textile item has been awarded the STANDARD 100 label, you can rest assured that all components of this item, i.e. all threads, buttons and other accessories, have been tested for harmful substances and that the item is therefore harmless to health.
Global Recyle Standard
The Global Recyle Standard certifies products that are made from recycled materials and fibers and thus optimally conserve our resources.
The SA8000 is a code of social conduct based on the principles of the UN International Trade Union Organization and national laws protecting the rights of workers.
Carbon Trust
tests products that come from climate-neutral production and were manufactured exclusively using renewable energies.
N471 & EN ISO 20471
N471 and the more current EN ISO 20471 standard is a European standard for clearly visible warning clothing. Class 1 offers the lowest level of protection, Class 2 offers protection during the day, in fog and at dusk. Class 3 ensures the best protection and is suitable for use in heavy traffic and security risks.
This logo identifies products made with organic cotton that comply with GOTS. The cotton is not treated with pesticides or fertilizers. The use of genetically modified cotton seeds is strictly prohibited.
  Fur Free Retailer
Blessed does not sell animal fur. In our collection we completely refrain from processing and selling products made from real fur.