Welcome to C.B.S Readytex, the company you need for your ecological garment
We are a small family owned business in northern Greece. From father to son to son down to daughter today we have being producing fabrics and clothes since the 1930s. The last 20 years our company has been involved in producing sustainable products for the environmentally conscious customers and retailers all over the world.
Consumers are increasingly interested in protecting the environment, not wasting goods and safe manufacturing. These being our core values we produce sustainable fashion of high quality that has been produced in an ecological way and under fair conditions.
We operate from our self owned production and export unit named C.B.S. S.A.
Being a small company we can, and want to be, involved in the entire step wise textile supply chain from growing the raw material (organic cotton) to the fiber made, to manufacturing the fabric, to dyeing/printing, to sewing the garment and finally shipping it to you. We strive for sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethics while producing an eco-friendly and safe product that is pesticide free and toxin free.
We abide by international quality assurance system guidelines (the Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS and Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex) so we can attest to provide you with a final product that is of the highest standards.
C.B.S. S.A. is continually seeking ways to be a more green and sustainable business. To assure that what you are getting is a truly eco-friendly garment we are certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) standard proving that all the necessary ecological procedures have been maintained.
The Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex aims at making it obvious to consumers that the labeled textile products have undergone laboratory testing for a wide range of harmful substances, and that the content of those substances remains below the limit values established by the Oeko-Tex Association.
We make clothes in a socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible way. Our activities are based on and driven by our understanding that we have to do our part to protect the fragile environmental balance of our planet. At the same time we are a small company that has the ability to know all its partners and have strong and lasting collaborations with manufactures and suppliers.
In the light of recent scandals in the garment industry, we believe transparency is very important. All our suppliers are committed to our Code of Conduct and full fill the criteria set out by GOTS.
It is with pride that we do not outsource our productions and that everything is made within a 200Km radius from our unit. This minimizes CO2 emissions but is also an investment in the local economy. Our products can carry the made in EU label which ensures fair conditions and no child labor.
We strive to improve local working conditions, in all parts of the supply chain. Abiding with merely being above the minimal wage is not enough for us we want more than just a living wage and good labor conditions in the factories where fabric is made into clothing. Since this is on our hands we make sure our workers are paid well and are treated fairly while being in a safe environment.
C.B.S. S.A. customers are value-oriented with a strong cultural and social commitment. The clothes we will make for you have a unique craftsmanship and design that you will appreciate. Sophisticated fashion made out of natural fibers, sustainable and recycled fabrics.
Minimizing waste, water usage and the use of dangerous substances. Designed for elegance, comfort, quality and health.
There is total transparency and no human and environmental cost and loss of dignity in the making. We make clothes that your clients will want to wear and will feel good in, while being prepared to pay a fair price for them!
Running a business is simple enough in our opinion if you exceed customer expectations, build deep relationships with your co-workers, have room for innovation while serving your community and being transparent.
Our decades long experience and growth in the export industry attests to the fact we are as a company committed to a very high degree of predictability and consistent reliability (not just reliability). We believe in “meaning what we say” and “saying what we mean” regarding our work. Punctuality, timeliness and sticking to commitments ‘no hidden surprises’ in our deliveries.
Organic methods of cotton cultivation produce healthy plants without polluting the soil and the surroundings. It is grown with natural fertilizers and is free from toxic chemicals. Organic farming allows the soil to replenish and maintain its fertility naturally.
Recycling cotton is a sustainable alternative to conventional methods because it means that unwanted unused material will be reborn into a high-quality garment increasing its life span. Way too much of what is made these days ends up in the trash at the end of its useful life.
All materials used in the dyeing and printing of the fabrics are ecologically friendly, while the dyes do not contain chemical substances that are harmful when in contact with the skin or the environment. Flatness of colors is achieved with high temperature washing with the addition of Marseille soap to deionized water.
Organic clothes are high in quality and last a long time. Because of this, people need fewer clothes, less raw materials and energy are used, and there is less waste. We are interested in reducing production costs while increasing the products additional value. These lines of clothes meet the quality needs of the conscious, environmentally aware customer.
We strongly believe that using natural ingredients reduces the risk of allergic reactions.
We give our customers an opportunity to wear fashionable clothes with the same look, feel and performance as non-ecological friendly clothes.
We have a long tradition and experience in the field of manufacturing clothes with a limited harmful effect on the environment.
We help customers to recognize that they can make a positive difference and actively help to protect the environment by buying products that inflict less damage upon it.
We at C.B.S realize that our claims need to be substantiated with evidence. The proof of our commitment to a truly ecological production lies in our certified-organic garments.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
C.B.S Readytex has been in cooperation with the Association for the Assessment of Environmentally Friendly Textiles (Oeko-Tex International) and uses the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard to evaluate and screen for any harmful substances present within processed textiles.