AUDES Group, nice to meet you. International leader in fashion and professional clothing production.
An always-working Headquarter based in the Hinterland of Padova, more than ten productive and commercial offices all around the world and a widespread logistic system which offers global solutions.
Who are we? AUDES Group, an international company with Italian roots. We create professional clothing, fashion items and business accessories. And we have been doing this for more than 15 years. We gift end users with the possibility to live your brand all-round. Above all, we let your brand narrate itself. In different shapes. Amplifying your message.
HOW WE WORK
The highest certifications. The best partners at your service.
We have several certifications that attest our attention to the highest qualitative standards in different fields. Firstly, we are certified for business standards, which guarantees that the whole productive process is ethical and follows laws and regulations. For this, we have obtained the SA8000 certification which guarantees that work conditions are safe and respect the rights of workers.
Moreover, our production partners are certified for the quality of their products, such as the Oeko-Tex certification, which guarantees that the fabrics do not contain harmful-to-health substances.
In AUDES Group, we have implemented the most important system certifications, keeping them constantly updated.
Certifications are important, because they vouch for the quality of the product and they say a lot about our way of doing business.
Certifications of clothing and accessories.
Creating fashion and high-performance technical items is not just a job, but a mission. For this reason we collaborate only with partners that have acquired the most important product certifications.
The product certifications, such as Oeko-Tex, Accord, BSci, REACH and SMETA, guarantee that the collections have been created following high environmental and safety standards.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 since 1992 is an independent control and certification system for textile products in every stage of production. It guarantees that the textile products do not contain or release substances which are harmful to human health. According to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, tests for harmful substances are always based on the final use of the textile product. Hence the following rule is valid: the more intensely the fabric comes in contact with the skin, the higher the number of human-ecological requirements it must meet. Consequently, successfully tested textile products are divided into four classes of different products. ‘Class 1 Product’ is the most restrictive and comprehends textile products and toys for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old, for example underwear, rompers, bed or crib sheets, rag dolls, etc.
The CE certification (Conformité Européenne, French for European Compliance) is a mandatory mark for several products imported in the European market. This certification guarantees that the product satisfies safety and health requirements established by European legislation. The CE mark is compulsory for a vast array of products, such as accessories, to guarantee consumers’ safety and protect health and the environment.
Within the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, in-depth inspections are made within the scope of building safety, fire protection and electrical safety in Bangladesh textile factories and the suppliers are helped actualising improving measures.
The food grade certification guarantees that the materials of the accessories are safe to use in the food industry and do not damage food or human health. The food grade certification verifies if the materials contain toxic substances, if these do not release harmful substances while in contact with food and if they follow hygienic and food safety requirements. The food grade marking is internationally recognised and guarantees that the accessories can be safely used with food.
The BSCI certification (Business Social Compliance Initiative) is a system of social compliance for producing or importing companies. This certification guarantees that the working conditions of the suppliers satisfy international ethical and legal requirements, such as the respect of human rights, labour and environment laws.
The FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council) is a certification system for sustainable forest management. This certification guarantees that products linked to wood or paper, among which accessories, are coming from forests managed responsibly and sustainably. The FSC marking is internationally recognised as a synonym for sustainable forest management.
The GRS mark indicates that the product (Global Recycled Standard) is made with at least 50% recycled material. The entire supply chain, from the recycling process to the sale of the product, is certified according to the standard requirements.
The REACH certification is a European regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals used in products. It guarantees that the employed chemical substances are safe for human health and the environment. The REACH certification is mandatory for every chemical substance imported in the European market and for companies which produce or import them.
GOTS is the acronym of Global Organic Textile Standard and it guarantees a sustainable textile production, from the first stage of manufacture of natural, biologically-produced raw material to environmentally and socially responsible production.
The PEFC certification (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is a system of certification for sustainable forest management. The certification guarantees that products linked with wood or paper, among which accessories, are coming from responsibly and sustainably managed forests. Companies can voluntarily participate in the PEFC certification and have to pass an independent evaluation process to obtain the certification.
The SMETA certification (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is a system of ethical evaluation for the companies which produce or import accessories. This certification guarantees that the suppliers’ working activities satisfy international ethical and legal requirements, such as respecting human rights and environment and labour laws.
The ROHS certification (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is a European regulation that limits the employment of specific dangerous substances in electronics and electronic devices, such as accessories. The certification guarantees that the products are free from dangerous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium and other chemical substances harmful for human health and for the environment.
WHERE WE MANUFACTURE
Our production sites.
Italy. Turkey, Tunisia, Serbia. Portugal, Romania, Poland. China, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar. Our production sites are spread all around the world. We work in close contact with them. In fact, really close. And we activate them strategically according to the project, the product, the needs. Yours, of course.