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Consumer Protection from the First Day of Life: With its Labels, OEKO-TEX® Helps Parents Choose Human-Ecologically Harmless Textiles and Leather Goods.

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – During their young lives, babies, children and adolescents come into contact with many textile products and leather goods including bedding, toweling, baby sheepskins, play rugs, baby carriers and car seats, backpacks, pillows and blankets, strollers and, of course, clothing to name just a few.

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Buy Children’s Textiles with a Clear Conscience: Parents Rely on MADE IN GREEN.

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Can parents be certain that the new romper suit for the little darling is tested for harmful substances? Has the article been manufactured under fair working conditions and in an environmentally friendly manner? With these questions, parents increasingly want to be certain that textiles fulfill their growing demands.

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Genesta Inks Achieve ECO PASSPORT Certification.

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Nagano, Japan – Epson, a pioneer in digital textile printing technology, and its owned companies FOR.TEX and F.lli Robustelli, announced today that its full range of Genesta inks – acid, reactive, disperse, pigment and sublimation-disperse – have achieved the ECO PASSPORT certification from OEKO-TEX®.

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LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®: First Certificates Issued.

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – In time for its 25-year anniversary, the OEKO-TEX® Association has expanded its product portfolio to cater for the leather sector with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. The first certifications are being carried out with the sheepskin producers G.L. Bowron and Gerberei Hofbrucker, as well as with the retail chain LIDL.

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Heimtextil 2017: OEKO-TEX® Successfully Presents Product Portfolio.

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – From the 10th to the 13th of January, the International OEKO-TEX® Association successfully presented products at Heimtextil Frankfurt, the popular leading trade fair for home and contract textiles. The fair highlighted the following: For suppliers in the furnishings market, too, it is more important than ever to focus on consumer confidence in addition […]

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OEKO-TEX® Announces Partnership with ZDHC.

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

United Kingdom  / Switzerland – OEKO-TEX® announced that it is joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. OEKO-TEX® has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry and best practices in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries in order to protect consumers, workers, and the environment.

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New OEKO-TEX® Regulations 2017.

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – OEKO-TEX® will be 25 years old in 2017 and also in this year, OEKO-TEX® has reviewed the requirements of its products and has published the new regulations at the beginning of the year. An overview of some of the changes:

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DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®.

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – How can textile production facilities successfully communicate whether, and to what extent, they meet the targets outlined by the Detox campaign which excludes process chemicals that are harmful to the environment?

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OEKO-TEX® Awards New Certification for Leather Goods That Have Been Tested for Harmful Substances.

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – 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® […]

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OEKO-TEX® Discusses Sustainability and Millennials at Heimtextil.

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Millennials, or young adults born between 1981 and 1997, are the largest generation in history, outnumbering Baby Boomers and representing a consumer segment no manufacturer or retailer should ignore.

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