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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.
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
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.
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
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