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New Requirements for STeP by OEKO-TEX® Certification.

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – STeP by OEKO-TEX® makes the sustainability of production facilities throughout the textile value-creation chain visible using a transparent scoring system. STeP gives brands, retailers, and manufacturers the opportunity to have each area of their company

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ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® Certification for Sustainable Textile Chemicals.

By   /  January 31, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – The International OEKO-TEX® Association has created a new certification system for its portfolio of sustainable textile certifications. ECO PASSPORT by OEKOTEX® is a verification procedure by which manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds, such as dyes, performance additives, finishing agents,

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OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 – New Test Criteria and Limit Values for 2016.

By   /  January 18, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland  – At the start of the year, the International OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, published the updated test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The new regulations contained therein come definitely into force on 01 April 2016 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period.

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OEKO-TEX® Attending the Heimtextil 2016 Fair with a Specialist Presentation and Info Event.

By   /  December 22, 2015  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Just in time for the start of the 2016 season, the Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt am Main, the leading international trade fair for home and commercial textiles, will open its doors to industry visitors from all over the world. From 12 to 15 January 2016,

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Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®.

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label for highlighting consumer products and semi-finished products at all levels of the textile chain that are made from materials tested for harmful substances and that have been manufactured by using environmentally friendly processes and under safe and socially responsible working conditions.

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Loftex China Ltd. is OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month for November 2015.

By   /  December 8, 2015  /  Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Switzerland / China – 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. Environmental protection

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Cotton Babies® Awarded OEKO-TEX® Certification for Cloth Diapers.

By   /  October 14, 2015  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – The International OEKO-TEX® Association announced that Cotton Babies, a leading manufacturer and retailer of cloth diapers and other natural parenting products, has been awarded its OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification.

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Cone Denim Receives Oeko-Tex® Certification.

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Fabric, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and innovation announced that its Cone Denim Jiaxing (CDJ) facility has received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification on selected denim products.  Located in the Zhejiang Province, the CDJ facility is a state-of-the-art vertically integrated denim fabric operation known for its performance and premium […]

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Archroma’s Pekoflam® HFC is First Powder Based Flame Retardant Additive for Coating Applications to be Listed with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Reinach, Switzerland – Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, announced that its novel halogen-free flame retardant powder coating additive, Pekoflam® HFC, is since November 2014 officially recognized as a manufacturer certified product by the Oeko-Tex® Association.

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OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Already Covers a Proposed Japanese Legislation Regarding Banned Azo Colourants.

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – In December 2014, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the World Trade Organization of a proposal for the prohibition of certain azo colourants which can break down into 24 carcinogenic aryl amines. Affected articles are, among others,

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