Sustainable Materials for Products

The eco materials used in an outdoor product are normally displayed on the store tags and are meant to show how a product is sustainable. But it’s not always obvious, right? That’s why The Fair Cottage provides detailed explanations of any eco material featured on our product pages. What does it mean? Who or what does it protect? Which organisation is responsible for certifying the material? These are the kinds of questions we will help you find the answers to.

Certified Materials

Some organisations certify that a product is made from or contains a certain percentage of a material, which in most cases is verified by an independent third-party to be of a certain quality and / or from a particular source. Such labels can be used to verify if a material is sustainable, vegan, cruelty free, organic, recycled, ethically sourced or free from harmful chemicals and processes.


  • Bluesign
  • Down Codex
  • Eco Board Project
  • Ecolabel
  • European Down & Feather Association
  • Fairtrade
  • Global Organic Standard
  • Global Recycled Standard
  • Oeko-Text
  • Organic 100
  • Peta
  • Recycled 100 Claim Standard
  • Responsible Down Standard
  • Responsible Wool Standard
  • Peta Vegans Approved

Sustainable Materials

As well as certified materials you can find out via our product pages which products claim to use certain sustainable materials. Such materials, in some cases, are not certified or verified by a third-party, either because no such third-party certification exists or because the brand has chosen to self-certify the use of the material.


  • Bamboo
    Bamboo
  • Bio Plastic
    Bio Plastic
  • Bio Resin
    Bio Resin
  • Cork
    Cork
  • Craft Paper
    Craft Paper
  • Hemp
    Hemp
  • Limestone
    Limestone
  • Linen
    Linen
  • Natural Wax
    Natural Wax
  • Natural Rubber
    Natural Rubber
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton
  • PFC Free
    PFC Free
  • Recycled ABS
    Recycled ABS
  • Recycled Cotton
    Recycled Cotton
  • Recycled EPS
    Recycled EPS
  • Recycled Neoprene
    Recycled Neoprene
  • Recycled Nylon
    Recycled Nylon
  • Recycled Poly
    Recycled Poly
  • Recycled PET
    Recycled PET
  • Recycled Rubber
    Recycled Rubber
  • Recycled Steel
    Recycled Steel
  • Recycled Wool
    Recycled Wool
  • Water Ink
    Water Ink
  • Water-based glue
    Water-based Glue
  • Wool
    Wool
  • Wood
    Wood
  • Yarn
    Yarn

Developed Technical Materials

Some technical materials are not certified by a third-party because they are only used by the companies that developed them or by their licenced partners. These tend to be high performance materials, with customised properties and complicated processing methods, that are patented by the parent companies.


  • Econyl
  • Primaloft
  • Tencel
  • Vibram