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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.
In 2018, the OEKO-TEX® Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX® product portfolio were updated on 02 January. The new regulations come into effect on 01 April 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period.
The International OEKO-TEX® Association, in partnership with Home & Textiles Today, has been spreading the word about the rapidly growing importance of sustainability in the home textiles market.
Beginning 1 February 2016, new criteria will be in place for the certification of environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities in accordance with STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
The International OEKO-TEX® Association has created a new certification system for its portfolio of sustainable textile certifications. ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is a verification procedure by which manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds, such as dyes, performance additives, finishing agents, lubricants, detergents, etc., are able to confirm that their products can be used in sustainable textile production.
At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
Subject: Sustainability in Home Textiles - Exhibition Stand in Hall 8, Level 0, Stand D96
For 75 years, CALIDA has been synonymous with long-lasting quality. Now, the Swiss company is taking another step on this path with the introduction of Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®.
Zurich, Loftex China Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of towelling products in China. The company has a workforce of around 2,700 staff, manufacturing high quality textile products such as bath towels, beach towels, bathrobes etc.
China towel manufacturer, Loftex, is the first company in the world to mark their consumer goods with the OEKO-TEX® label for sustainably manufactured textiles that have been tested for harmful substances.
OEKO-TEX® trains additional auditors for STeP certification
On June 30th, OEKO-TEX® General Secretary Georg Dieners and Robert Löcker, Managing Director of the ÖTI – the Institute for Ecology, Technology, and Innovation - presented the 150,000th OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificate to the Austrian embroidery manufacturer Ernst Böhler GmbH.
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