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The Middle East and North Africa are important markets for OETI, which is a testing and certification institute, based in Vienna, Austria. Read here about the impact on these markets of such pressing issues as sustainability in textile production and products, free from harmful substancesRead more
OEKO-TEX®, Ecology and the Egyptian textile industry.Read more
Greenpeace recently published the 5th edition of its buying guide on toxic-free and socially fair produced clothing. The independent environmental protection organization rated the eight most important eco textile labels.Read more
In the age of “fake news” and “greenwashing,” it’s no surprise that 64% of consumers in “The Key To Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Mindsets, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks” who were aware of eco-textiles claimed that they check at least some of the time to see if sustainability claims are true.Read more
From April 21, 2018 the PPE “Regulation (EU) 2016/425” replaces the previous „Directive 89/686/EEC“. We tell you all the important facts!Read more
The popularity of organic cotton has grown substantially in recent years. Consumers are increasingly worried about the environment and about harmful substances in the products they buy for themselves and their families.1 For them, organic foods and textiles are good choices, and are products for which they are willing to pay a premium. But, in return for that extra investment, consumers expect the organic products they buy to be genuine and verifiable as such.Read more
The OEKO-TEX® Association is again making every effort to provide support in the areas of consumer protection and sustainability along the textile value creation chain in 2018.Read more
Macy’s ( a big clothing and textile retailer chain with 888 stores in the US, Guam and Puerto Rico) state on their website that having MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® has been selected as one of the prerequisites for Macy’s suppliers.Read more
The unique testing process measures the sun protection factor of textiles in a practice-focused and realistic manner under typical usage conditions and makes an important contribution to consumer safety.Read more
This factsheet presents fi ndings from the global OEKO-TEX® study “The Key To Confi dence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability” that are focused on two key target audiences: Millennials and Parents of Young Children.Read more
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