Awards and Recognitions

Feedback and positive recognition is important to us.

Member of Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange (formerly known as Organic Exchange) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 2002. We operate internationally and are committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability across the global textile value chain.

Textile Exchange

Bluesign® system partners – responsibly acting market players

The bluesign® system is based on powerful partnerships. System partners are globally acting stakeholders of the textile market. From chemical suppliers via manufacturers to retailers and brands, the bluesign® system enables the participants of the textile supply chain to meet contemporary ecological requirements. The bluesign® system partners have to go through rigorous tests in order to verify compliance with the bluesign® criteria.

Textile Exchange

Certified by C-TPAT

C-TPAT is a joint agreement between the government of the United States and the private sector which aims to strengthen security on its borders. Vertical Knits SA de CV was certified on June 23, 2014 by the North American Customs Authorities (Customs and Border Protection).


System certificated 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects.

ISO 14001:2015

Vertical Knits recognized by Patagonia as Green manufacturer


At their factory in the Yucatan, Vertical Knits carries out the entire manufacturing process to get from yarn to printed Patagonia T-shirt. They source their yarns from the U.S. and Mexico and use only organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled cotton yarns to make the fabrics for our T-shirts. Their fabrics are not only made from sustainable materials, but also are bluesign® approved. As a Textile Exchange member, they are working to make the industry more sustainable: Solar panels generate energy for their café building, and they have set a specific goal to reduce water consumption by 125 liters per kg of textile.

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a not-for-profit organization stewarding the global standards for Better Cotton, and bringing together cotton’s complex supply chain, from the farmers to the retailers. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future, by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

Four specific aims:

  • 1. Reduce the environmental impact of cotton production.
  • 2. Improve livelihoods and economic development in cotton producing areas.
  • 3. Improve commitment to and flow of Better Cotton throughout supply chain.
  • 4. Ensure the credibility and sustainability of the Better Cotton Initiative.

Vertical Knits wants to be part of something Better, is why we are members of BCI since 2015