Product standards

Steps towards transparency

We select recognised third-party certifications and standards, so you can find products that have been produced with the environment in mind. Standards on Zalando showcase product innovation towards reducing demand for new raw materials, pioneering alternative fibres, and reimagining how fashion can be produced.We select recognised third-party certifications and standards, so you can find products that have been produced with the environment in mind. Standards on Zalando showcase product innovation towards reducing demand for new raw materials, pioneering alternative fibres, and reimagining how fashion can be produced.

Product standards

Steps towards transparency

We select recognised third-party certifications and standards, so you can find products that have been produced with the environment in mind. Standards on Zalando showcase product innovation towards reducing demand for new raw materials, pioneering alternative fibres, and reimagining how fashion can be produced.We select recognised third-party certifications and standards, so you can find products that have been produced with the environment in mind. Standards on Zalando showcase product innovation towards reducing demand for new raw materials, pioneering alternative fibres, and reimagining how fashion can be produced.
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Recycled material

Standards using reclaimed material that might otherwise end up as waste.
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How products qualify

Meeting additional criteria

All products on Zalando need to meet minimum requirements for sourcing, animal welfare and ethical responsibility. Some fashion and beauty products achieve additional criteria that give details on how the entire product, or part of it, has been produced. To show these standards on Zalando, brands must provide information such as the material composition and the third-party certification, trademark or licence.All products on Zalando need to meet minimum requirements for sourcing, animal welfare and ethical responsibility. Some fashion and beauty products achieve additional criteria that give details on how the entire product, or part of it, has been produced. To show these standards on Zalando, brands must provide information such as the material composition and the third-party certification, trademark or licence.

How products qualify

Meeting additional criteria

All products on Zalando need to meet minimum requirements for sourcing, animal welfare and ethical responsibility. Some fashion and beauty products achieve additional criteria that give details on how the entire product, or part of it, has been produced. To show these standards on Zalando, brands must provide information such as the material composition and the third-party certification, trademark or licence.All products on Zalando need to meet minimum requirements for sourcing, animal welfare and ethical responsibility. Some fashion and beauty products achieve additional criteria that give details on how the entire product, or part of it, has been produced. To show these standards on Zalando, brands must provide information such as the material composition and the third-party certification, trademark or licence.
How products qualify

Explore all product standards

Standards for fashion, footwear, accessories and beauty grouped by characteristic and the proof behind them.

Recycled material

Standards using reclaimed material that might otherwise end up as waste.

  • • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • • RCS 100 Recycled Claim Standard
  • • RCS Blended Recycled Claim Standard
  • • Recycled Content Certification (SCS Global Services)
  • • REPREVE® (Unifi)
  • • Polylana®
  • • Texloop™
  • • REFIBRA™ (Lenzing)
  • • ATKO Leather
  • • Infinna™ (Infinited Fiber Company)
  • • Circulose® (Renewcell)
  • • RCotton (Recover™)
  • • RColorBlend (Recover™)
  • • NuCycl™ (Evrnu)
  • • cycora® (Ambercycle)
  • • ECONYL® (Aquafil)
  • • SEAQUAL® YARN

Organic material

Certifications supporting soil health and biodiversity through organic farming.

  • • GOTS Organic (Global Organic Textile Standard)
  • • GOTS Made with Organic (Global Organic Textile Standard)
  • • OCS 100 (Organic Content Standard)
  • • OCS Blended (Organic Content Standard)

Organic in-transition material

Certified material produced by farmers changing to organic practices.

  • • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Organic In-Conversion
  • • OCS Organic In-Conversion (Organic Content Standard)

Cotton (farming standard)

Supporting environmental management and more traceable systems.

  • • Fairtrade Cotton
  • • e3® Sustainable Cotton (BASF)
  • • Supreme Green Cotton®
  • • The REEL Cotton Programme

Bio-based material

Renewable materials like corn, algae, orange peels, coffee grounds or fish skin.

  • • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased
  • • Sorona®

Forest-based material

Certifications supporting the conservation and restoration of forests.

  • • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)
  • • Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
  • • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

Wood-based material

Regenerated cellulose material made in a way that minimises resource use.

  • • TENCEL™ Lyocell (Lenzing)
  • • TENCEL™ Modal
  • • Lyocell
  • • Livaeco (Birla Cellulose)
  • • Liva Reviva (Birla Cellulose)
  • • Birla Spunshades (Birla Cellulose)
  • • Birla Modal
  • • Birla Excel
  • • Birla Viscose
  • • SPINNOVA®
  • • Eastman Naia™
  • • LENZING™ Modal
  • • LENZING™ Lyocell
  • • LENZING™ Viscose
  • • LENZING™ ECOVERO™

Regeneratively grown material

Farming standards supporting ecosystems and soil health.

  • • Regenerative Organic Certified®
  • • Land to Market (Savory Institute, Regenerative)
  • • regenagri®

bluesign® APPROVED material

Production standard for limited chemical use, environmental management, health, and safety.

  • • bluesign® APPROVED material

Certified wool

Standards supporting animal welfare and land management.

  • • Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)
  • • Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS)
  • • Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS)
  • • ZQ Merino Wool
  • • ZQRX Merino Wool
  • • NATIVA™
  • • The Good Cashmere Standard® (GCS)

Certified down

Standards supporting animal welfare and farming practices.

  • • Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • • DOWNPASS

Leather (production standard)

Supporting environmental practices across production.

  • • Leather Working Group (LWG)
  • • Chrome-Free Tanned Leather

Leather alternative

Plant-based leather or synthetic leather manufactured without chemical solvents.

  • • Piñatex®
  • • Mirum®
  • • Mylo™ Unleather
  • • Hyphalite™
  • • Oleatex®
  • • AppleSkin™
  • • Agraloop™

Designed for circularity

Full lifecycle design that uses recycled or renewable materials, and prioritises durability and recyclability.

  • • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze
  • • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver
  • • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold
  • • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Platinum

Recycled packaging

Product packaging (like bottles, bags or containers) made from reclaimed materials.

  • • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • • RCS 100 (Recycled Claim Standard)
  • • RCS Blended (Recycled Claim Standard)

Organic ingredients

Certifications supporting soil health and biodiversity through organic farming.

  • • COSMEBIO® (Organic)
  • • COSMOS ORGANIC
  • • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic
  • • NATRUE (Organic)
  • • ECOCERT (COSMOS ORGANIC)
  • • ICEA (Organic)
  • • Soil Association (Organic)
  • • Natural Cosmetics Standard (Organic)

Natural ingredients

Certified ingredients from plants, animals, micro-organisms or minerals.

  • • ECOCERT (COSMOS NATURAL)
  • • BDIH (Natural)
  • • ICEA (Natural)
  • • Natural Cosmetics Standard (Natural)
  • • NATURE (Natural)

Cruelty free

Ensuring no animal testing globally for ingredients or manufacturing.

  • • Beauty Without Bunnies (PETA)
  • • Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny

Refillable

Packaging that can be used again to decrease waste.

  • • Brand declaration of refillable packaging

Using our standards

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Use our ‘Product standard’ filter to select products that meet certain criteria. Find details like the specific standard or material composition on the product page.Use our ‘Product standard’ filter to select products that meet certain criteria. Find details like the specific standard or material composition on the product page.

Using our standards

Filter and find product details

Use our ‘Product standard’ filter to select products that meet certain criteria. Find details like the specific standard or material composition on the product page.Use our ‘Product standard’ filter to select products that meet certain criteria. Find details like the specific standard or material composition on the product page.
Using our standards