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OEKO-TEX® Supports Compliance with REACh Conformity.

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

Zurich, Switzerland – On 16 December, 2013, the European Chemicals Agency ECHA updated its candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) with an additional seven chemicals. On this occasion, the OEKO-TEX® Association  informs all companies that five of the new SVHC substances are also relevant for the textile industry. All five substances

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Weba Weberei Appenzell AG is OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month for January 2014.

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Weaving & Knitting  /  No Comments

Appenzell, Switzerland – Weba Weberei Appenzell AG is one of the most modern weaving mills in the whole of Europe and thanks to its creativity, flexibility, efficiency and continuous customer-focussed approach, has successfully fought off strong international competition. The Swiss specialist in exclusive and innovative fabrics for shirts and blouses has developed an

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OEKO-TEX® Presents Webinar to Review Annual Updates to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification Test Criteria.

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – The International OEKO-TEX® Association has announced updates to the hazardous substance limit values and valid test criteria for its OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification effective April 1, 2014. The full announcement is available on www.OEKO-TEX.com. OEKO-TEX® will

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OEKO-TEX® Certified Children’s Clothing Products are Safe for Consumers.

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

Zurich, Switzerland –  In its study “A little story about the monsters in your closet” published in mid January, the environmental organisation Greenpeace criticised numerous discoveries of harmful substances in children’s clothing from renowned brand manufacturers. In connection with this, the OEKO-TEX®

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MySTeP by OEKO-TEX® – New Tool for Transparent Supply Chain Management Supports Sustainable Textile Production.

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland  – Since July 2013, the certification “STeP by OEKO-TEX®“ has been offering companies in the textile value-creation chain the opportunity to have their production plants independently evaluated and certified with regard to the use of sustainable technologies and social

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OEKO-TEX® Test Criteria: New Regulations in 2014.

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, updated the valid test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The following new regulations come into force on 1 April 2014 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period:

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Alcantara S.p.A. is OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month for December 2013.

By   /  January 11, 2014  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Switzerland / Italy – Originally developed in 1970 for fashion industry as an alternative to fabrics and leather, Alcantara® defines a new category of its own, with many attempts of imitation. By offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional properties, thanks to its versatility over

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OEKO-TEX® at TecStyle Visions 2014.

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Exhibition & Conference News  /  No Comments

Frankfurt, Germany – From 13th to 15th February 2014, OEKO-TEX® will again be having their own information stand at the TV TecStyle Visions fair in Stuttgart (Germany), the leading European fair for textile finishing and promotion.

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Zhejiang Huafu Melange Yarn Co., Ltd. – Certified OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus.

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Zhejiang, China – The People’s Republic of China is still the largest manufacturer of textiles in the world. This notwithstanding, an awareness of environmental protection, health and better working conditions is currently emerging in China. The demands placed on the textiles are also rising – not least due to the strong growth in domestic demand for […]

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Meeting of the OEKO-TEX® General Managers in Lucerne.

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Lucerne, Switzerland – The OEKO-TEX® Secretariat was established 20 years ago in Switzerland and for this reason, this year’s meeting of the OEKO-TEX® General Managers on November 14th and 15th took place in Lucerne – at the heart of Europe and Switzerland. With its comprehensive criteria catalogue, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 has worked

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