Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Karlowsky Fashion GmbH is a medium-sized family business from Wanzleben-Börde near Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, which is already in its 5th generation of offering innovative workwear, as well as shoes and accessories for the catering, hotel, medical, care and wellness industries. As an internationally operating company, our sphere of activity extends far beyond our location in Wanzleben-Börde. However, the foundation for a more sustainable future is laid at our company headquarters outside Magdeburg.

For us, this already begins in the design and development phase of our products, where we take environmentally relevant product requirements into account. Our goal is to continuously improve the sustainability aspect of our products. The long-term goal is to become one of the most sustainable apparel brands in our industries.


Sustainability Report 2021 (pdf, 40.5 MB)
Take a look inside!
Policy Statement (pdf, 2.5 MB)
NEW STYLES 2021 (pdf, 40.6 MB)
To our sustainable Novelties 2021

Certificates, Cooperations & Memberships

Karlowsky Fashion carrys products that are certified with the Green Button label. The Green Button is a government-run certification label for sustainably manufactured textiles. It sets out mandatory requirements to protect people and the environment in the textile production process.
A total of 46 stringent social and environmental standards must be met. Independent auditors review compliance with the criteria.

Certified by Control Union, CU 1091876

Karlowsky Fashion is certified as a company according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS is recognized as one the world’s leading standard for textiles made from ecologically produced natural fibres. At a high level, it defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain and at the same time requires compliance with social criteria. These criteria are constantly monitored by independent accredited bodies.

Certified by Control Union, CU 1091876


Karlowsky Fashion is certified as a company according to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). GRS is a product standard for tracking and
verifying the percentage of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the entire supply chain and addresses traceability,
environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and product labelling. With GRS certification, Karlowsky Fashion supports a
circular economy that reduces waste by using it to make new products. These criteria are constantly monitored by independent accredited bodies.

Certified by Control Union, CU 1091876

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Many of our products are certified according to:

Safety for people and the environment is a fundamental value of Karlowsky Fashion GmbH and has the highest priority. It is precisely for this reason that the textiles go through the globally standardised testing and certification system STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The textiles are verifiably tested for banned substances and substances that are hazardous to health in order to ensure that the products meet all human ecological requirements.

Certified by Hohenstein, S13-0998 HTTI


We work together with:

In the accredited German testing laboratory LABTECH Prüfungsgesellschaft mbH, we test our materials and products for washing properties, functionalities and harmful substances in accordance with standardized test procedures. This ensures quality assurance along the entire supply chain.


We are members at:

We, Karlowsky Fashion GmbH, are staunch participants of the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) and have committed ourselves to compliance with the BSCI Code of Conduct. It includes basic requirements for our manufacturing companies in terms of working conditions and social standards.