Happy with Gold
We continue to develop in the field of sustainability and are only happy when we reach gold.
Just like you, we are also committed to making the world a better place. That is why we have recently acquired the bronze EcoVadis label. At Bosscher you order all your Happy Wearables made of sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled plastic. Those are not just words, but we show it by assessing ourselves independently and objectively through a corporate sustainability rating company: EcoVadis.
EcoVadis helps improve supply chain performance. Starting in the supply chain is the most powerful impact factor in terms of sustainability. Founded in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of corporate sustainability assessments, with a global network of more than 85,000 rated companies. They are independent and objective and focus on improving environmental and social practices of companies.
We work on our sustainability in various ways. For example, our factories are often located in Europe and Smeta Sedex 6.0 or BSCI certified, so they guarantee compliance with these European Directives. Oeko-Tex means that the socks and other happy wearables are produced with strict requirements for residues of heavy metals, harmful paints or pesticides. Bamboo is flexible, extremely strong, antibacterial, suitable for hot and cold conditions and has great sustainability benefits. Organic Cotton (GOTS) stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and is an international quality mark that sets requirements for both the production of the fibers and their further weathering into garments.
In addition to sustainable materials, Bosscher International is also involved in charities. For example, we are currently participating in the brain foundation Hersenstichting with a donation campaign. We donate a pair of ‘Ommetje’ socks with every order and we take a walk with the team to raise awareness and money for the brain foundation.
Even if we have extra socks left over after production in the factories, we give them away locally via the Salvation Army or other local initiatives to people who’d be happy with a pair.