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In the age of “fake news” and “greenwashing,” it’s no surprise that 64% of consumers in “The Key To Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Mindsets, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks” who were aware of eco-textiles claimed that they check at least some of the time to see if sustainability claims are true.
The popularity of organic cotton has grown substantially in recent years. Consumers are increasingly worried about the environment and about harmful substances in the products they buy for themselves and their families. New testing from OEKO-TEX® helps companies throughout the global supply chain easily test their organic cotton products for GMOs (genetically modified organisms), a molecular-level indicator of whether or not cotton products actually meet a fundamental definition of organic.
The OEKO-TEX® Association is again making every effort to provide support in the areas of consumer protection and sustainability along the textile value creation chain in 2018. The modifications of the existing guidelines in the OEKO-TEX® product portfolio have now finally come into effect on 01 April 2018 following a three-month transition period and are valid for all certification systems and other services.
The unique testing process measures the sun protection factor of textiles in a practice-focused and realistic manner under typical usage conditions and makes an important contribution to consumer safety.
From a young age, we use leather products in all areas of life – from baby play rugs made of sheepskin to footwear, sophisticated designer furniture, and seats in aeroplanes, trains and cars. Reliable verification that leather articles do not contain any harmful substances, such as the allergenic Chrom-VI, represents a valuable decision-making tool for all consumers.
Zurich (mh/hm) At the end of June, the OEKO-TEX® Association published two supplements to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 to add to its already existing product portfolio – an updated version of the already existing Supplement for “Special Articles”, and a new Supplement for “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Materials for PPE (as well as for military garments and uniforms comparable with PPE)”.
Zürich Consumer demand is growing for home textile products that do not contain harmful levels of dangerous chemicals and are also made in socially and environmentally responsible ways.
The OEKO-TEX® Association is pleased to announce that Sciessent, the leading provider of antimicrobial and odor absorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, is the first U.S. company to receive the new ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for sustainable textile chemicals.
An increasing number of OETI’s textile customers are “STeP by OEKO-TEX®“ certified.
Global full-service provider for sustainable textiles – Fresh design for Standard 100 and STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification – Closure of OEKO-TEX® certification centre in Germany
Swiss-based textile manufacturer “E. Schellenberg Textildruck AG“ is yet another TESTEX costumer to introduce the comprehensive certification system “STeP by OEKO-TEX®“.
Zurich OEKO-TEX® is taking a leadership role at the upcoming Planet Textiles 2016: The Sustainable Textiles Summit on May 11 at the Copenhagen Concert Hall in Denmark. OEKO-TEX® is a sponsor of the Planet Textiles event and from 11:45-12:45 will present “Driving Transparency, Traceability, and Sustainability in the World’s Most Complex Supply Chain.”
Made in Green is the OEKO-TEX® label for textiles, which are sustainably produced and tested for harmful substances. Each item certified with Made in Green features a unique product ID or QR code. This enables consumers to trace the product transparently across the supply chain.
The six month pilot phase with manufacturers has been successfully completed. The results were very positive and the first certified textile chemical producers have already accessed the key benefits of the new ECO PASSPORT concept.
After the expiry of the usual three-month transition period, the test criteria and limit values for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 that were published at the start of the year came definitely into force on 1 April 2016.
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