JFW Sustainability Project

JFW launches “JFW Sustainability Project” with the objective of enlightening and promoting sustainable textiles through JFW initiated program, as JFW agrees with the movement of sustainable society and earth environment to take an action with the textile industry to contribute to this.

※Sustainable qualities shall not be certified by JFW.

JFW Sustainable Textile Categories

Category1 Sustainable raw materials Detailed information, Certifications
1-a Organic materials, biodegradable natural fibers
Material criteria
Organic cotton/wool/silk/linen etc. or biodegradable natural fibers.
Certified by
GOTS(Global Organic Textile Standard), OCS(Organic Content Standard), BCI(Better Cotton Initiative) etc. or other certifications/commitments.
1-b Recycled materials/upcycling materials
Material criteria
Recycled cotton/wool/polyester/ polyamide etc.
Certified by
RCS(Recycled Claim Standard), GRS(Global Recycled Standard) or other certifications/commitments.
1-c Bio-based chemical fibers/other low impact processes and techniques
Material criteria
Man-made biodegradable/renewable fibers based on innovative environmentally friend processes, nature based materials. Lyocell, Tencel, Modal, Cupra, hemp, ramie, PLA, corn, soy bean, paper etc.
Certified by
Materials from responsibly managed forests of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or other certifications/commitments.
1-d Cruelty-free materials
Material criteria
Raw materials used do not involve the use of techniques cruel to animals. No-mulesing wool, cruelty-free angora/mohair etc.
Certified by
No-mulesing by RWS(Responsible Wool Standard) etc. or other certifications/commitments.
Category2 Sustainable production process Detailed information, Certifications
2-a Optimized dyeing and finishing
Process criteria
Manufacturing process with reduced water consumption, energy-saving, saving of CO2 emission, saving of dyes & auxiliary, natural dyes etc.
Certified by
OEKO-TEX DETOX TO ZERO, ZDHC, EMAS etc. or other certifications/commitments.
2-b No hazardous chemicals
Process criteria
No hazardous chemicals have been used in process of manufacturing, PFC-free, or other sustainable manufacturing processes.
Certified by
OEKO-TEX(STANDARD 100, ECO PASSPORT, STeP, DETOX TO ZERO), ZDHC, Bluesign etc. or other certifications/commitments.
Category3 Sustainable corporate social responsibility Detailed information, Certifications
3 Sustainable corporate social responsibility
Certified by
DETOX, ZDHC, EMAS, OEKO-TEX STeP, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001, SA 8000, GRI(Global Reporting Initiative), Bluesign, fair trade cotton, cotton made in Africa, or other sustainable certification.