Garment Technician Stitching 

Not just anyone can make a STRATA® garment. 

Quality of workmanship is critical to our customers and our quality promise: 

Product lifetime guarantee against faulty workmanship*.

STRATA® products are produced in a number of strategic locations - Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom produce for Europe and the Americas.

Each STRATA® production facility is certified to ISO 9001 and is audited to 

maintain our prestigious Article 11B accreditation which is a directive from the PPE Directive (89/686/EEC).

The PPE Directive - formally known as European Council Directive 89/686/EEC Personal Protective Equipment - is the basis upon which manufacturers of PPE are authorised to affix the CE mark to their products.  

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is defined in the Directive as any device or appliance designed to be worn or held by an individual for protection against one or more health and safety hazards in the execution of the user's activities. In order for PPE to be legally placed on the market in member states of the European Union (EU), it must bear the CE mark. It must be affixed to the product, or, if the item is very small it must be visible on the packaging. For certain categories of PPE such as Arc Flash protective clothing & PPE, the manufacturer must apply to a Notified Body for the PPE to undergo EC type-examination.It is followed in some cases by elements of quality control. 

The Directive provides for three categories of PPE - Simple (Category I), Intermediate (Category II) and Complex (Category III). Arc Flash PPE sits within the Complex category but Flame Retardant PPE sits within the intermediate category. There are three levels of auditing for complex PPE items:

  • Article 10, Type-examination.
  • Article 11.A, Basic Product control.
  • Article 11.B, Complete Quality control (This is what STRATA® adheres to).