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OEKO-TEX® to Reveal New MySTeP Sustainability Management Tool at Texworld USA.

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – Dr. Jean-Pierre Haug, General Secretary of the International OEKO-TEX® Association, will announce another OEKO-TEX® innovation at a Texworld USA gala open to all Texworld USA participants and media. The event will be held Wednesday, July 23, 6:00PM-8:00PM in the Javits Center River

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OEKO-TEX and ecVision to Discuss at the Panel of Third Annual Traceability Conference of AAFA.

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  Exhibition & Conference News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States – The International OEKO-TEX® Association and ecVision® will participate in a panel discussion at the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s 3rd Annual Traceability Conference at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland OR, Wednesday, July 9 at 2:00 PM. The panel event, entitled “Ensuring

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PT APAC Inti Corpora is the OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month in June 2014.

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Semarang, Indonesia – The majority of Indonesia’s textile and clothing enterprises are located in Java. Among these is the yarn and textile manufacturer PT APAC Inti Corpora, a true giant of textile production: In its 25 year existence, the company has developed into the World’s largest spinning and weaving mills at a single

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Newly Developed API Simplifies Validation of OEKO-TEX® Certificates.

By   /  June 13, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zürich, Switzerland – Due to the complex business relationships with their global suppliers, companies in the textile chain depend on accurate and reliable information, specifically as it applies to existing certifications and their validity. A newly developed API enables the validation of certification data via external online portals and company databases / software To best […]

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“MySTeP” Adds to the Current OEKO-TEX® Service Range for More Sustainability in Textile Production.

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zürich, Switzerland – Brands, retailers and manufacturers that are committed to sustainable textile production face the challenge of ensuring that suppliers meet their standards in terms of desired quality levels, efficiency, environmental friendliness, and social responsibility. As a complement to its current product

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Petit Bateau is OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month for May 2014.

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Apparel & Fashion, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Weaving & Knitting  /  No Comments

France / United States – The traditional French label Petit Bateau has specialised in the manufacture of clothing and linen for babies and infants for a long time. Over time, the company has expanded its product range to include adult lines – and thanks to the involvement of “hip” designers”, they have had great success. […]

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OEKO-TEX® Trains More Auditors for STeP Certification.

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zürich, Switzerland – Since STeP certification for Sustainable Textile Production was introduced in June 2013, the International OEKO-TEX® Association has trained a total of 57 auditors in Europe and Asia. During this time and in addition to 8 pilot projects at various stages, 8 certifications for the rotating transition from OEKO-TEX Standard 1000 to STeP […]

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Comazo GmbH + Co. KG – OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month for April 2014.

By   /  April 26, 2014  /  Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Switzerland / Germany – Since the worldwide structural shift in the textile industry, only a handful of companies remain in the former textiles heartland of the Swabian Alb. One of these companies is the Albstadt-based underwear manufacturer Comazo GmbH + Co. KG, who have managed to combine tradition and innovation with 130 years of experience in […]

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OEKO-TEX® Represents with Own Trade Fair Stand for the First Time at INDEX14.

By   /  March 15, 2014  /  Exhibition & Conference News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – From 8th-11th April the OEKO-TEX® Association will, for the first time, have its own information stand at index14, the leading international trade fair for the non-woven fabric industry. In Hall 4, stand 4489, competent experts from several OEKO-TEX® institutes and also from the OEKO-TEX® Secretariat and Certification Centre are

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Proposal for Prohibition of Lead and its Compounds is Already Covered by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Mid-December 2013 the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) started a 60-day public consultation on Sweden’s proposal for a European ban of lead and its compounds, after different commissions had agreed on the proposal. The proposal requires to restrict the content of lead and its compounds in consumer articles (or

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