Social responsibility and sustainability are an integral part of DiKa's business and development strategy. As an active participant in the fashion industry, we realize that today ethical adherence to rules and taking an engaged and responsible position is the only way to do sustainable business. Care for the environment and natural resources, ethical attitude to the units in the production and distribution process, innovation, traceability and responsible management are our way to meet the requirements of the time and the customers. The textile products we offer you, as well as our work and manufacturing processes, are certified according to international standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, SA8000, as well as: Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certification, GRS (Global Recycling Standard), OCS (Organic blended content standard), RWS (Responsible Wool Standard), FSC, Higg Index, ZDHC Gateway, OEKO-TEX® Step, CCS (Content Claim Standard), DETOX. As part of the family of an international leader in the textile industry - E Miroglio EAD, DiKa shares three main areas in its social sustainability and responsibility:
At DiKa we have full control over the entire production cycle of our clothing collections and 95% of the materials used in them are produced in our factories located in Europe (Bulgaria, Italy and Serbia). We plan the optimally produced quantities and strive for effective reduction of waste from textile resources (upcycling). We do not destroy clothing and accessories left over from previous collections.
DiKa employees are our most valuable asset. They work in a safe, healthy environment in a spirit of mutual respect and ethics. No harmful or irritating chemicals are used in the production process. We create clothes for you, our customers, with attention to the smallest detail, based on regulated work, in accordance with European legislation and requirements, compliance with working hours and fair pay.
From animal welfare to afforestation, we control the supply chain from the beginning to the end of each step in the production process (spinning, dyeing, fabric transport). Our laboratories develop ecological yarns based on recycled polyester, which combine excellent wearable qualities and care for the environment and the natural resources.
Standard 100 OEKO-TEX is an international independent organization for testing textile products, as well as the entire production process, working conditions and waste regulation. STANDARD 100 ensures that textiles have passed a test for the absence of harmful substances. STEP by OEKO-TEX Sustainable textile production is a system for certification of textile brands, retailers and manufacturers who want to communicate about their achievements in sustainable production in a transparent, reliable and clear to the public way. Woolmark is a world-renowned leader and authority in the field of wool fabrics. The company promotes the advantages of wool as a fabric for clothing production and uses its know-how to certify products that guarantee high quality wool. GRS is an international, voluntary, product standard that sets requirements for certification by third parties of: the content of recycled raw materials, supply chain monitoring, social and environmental practices, and compliance with the requirements for the chemicals used. It is aimed at companies for processing, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing, printing and sewing in more than 50 countries. It certifies: accurately declared content, good working conditions, minimizing the harmful effects of chemicals on the environment. ISO 9001 is a standard that defines requirements for a quality management system through which the company can continuously provide products and services that meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements. ISO 14001 is a standard that allows companies to identify and manage the environmental aspects of their activities, products and services that have a significant impact on the environment. SA8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and implement socially acceptable workplace practices. OCS (Organic Mixed Content Standard) certifies textile products made from natural fibers (vegetable or animal) in accordance with the criteria of organic farming. Approves the content of natural fibers from organic farming in textile products (both intermediate and finished products); ensures traceability of raw materials, intermediates and finished products throughout the production chain. The RWS (Responsible Wave Standard) ensures that the wool is delivered from farms that comply with strict animal welfare and abatement standards and decrease the impact on the environment. FSC - The FSC® brand identifies products coming from forests that are properly and responsibly managed in accordance with strict environmental, social and economic standards. Higg Index is a set of tools that allow evaluation of company products and sustainability. ZDHC Gateway CCS issued in July 2017, it is designed to share verified wastewater tests and data based on tests conducted by ZDHC Accepted Laboratories and in accordance with the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. DETOX - E.Miroglio group is a supplier of companies classified as “Avant-Garde” by Greenpeace Detox Catwalk. E. Miroglio is committed to eliminating harmful substances from its production process, including the 11 priority groups identified by Greenpeace.