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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.
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 the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
From 2017 onwards, producers and suppliers of leather goods can also have their products certified to be tested for harmful substances by the International OEKO-TEX® Association. The basis for the certification is the new LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®, which was launched during the annual meeting of the General Managers of the OEKO-TEX® institutes in Ostend, Belgium at the start of November.
"All About Sustainability Zone is returning to Intertextile Shanghai with a 10% increase in scale”, Intertextile reported on 4 October 2016 on www.messefrankurt.com.
Zurich Textile manufacturers, sourcers, brands, and retailers around the world know that every January there will be an update to the OEKO-TEX® test methods and limit values for harmful substances. This January, the textile industry can expect the same but they will also see the complete roll out of the new, cohesive OEKO-TEX® branding strategy that was previewed a few months ago.
“STeP can help global operations, brand and retail enterprises to find the right suppliers which meet the operations’ environmental and social responsibility requirements” emphasises CEO Mr. Sun Wei Ting from “Zhejiang Huafu Melange Yarn Co., Ltd “.
In a podium discussion at Kind + Jugend 2016, OEKO-TEX® and CALIDA highlighted the wishes of mothers when buying children's clothes
After the comprehensive removal of EU sanctions, the Iranian textile industry, with over 400,000 employees, is poised for an economic boom.
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.
An increasing number of OETI’s textile customers are “STeP by OEKO-TEX®“ certified.
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