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 by awarding
up to three stars – thus providing a simple purchasing guide.
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®
As only one out of three labels the “MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®” label received the highest rating of three stars. Consequently, MADE IN GREEN fulfils the highest requirements in regards to chemicals management, waste water and employee rights.
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label for consumers 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.
DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®
Further, the Greenpeace buying guide – currently only available in German –highlights “DETOX to ZERO by OEKO-TEX®” very positively by stating:
„New and right at the forefront is the OEKO-TEX® programme DETOX TO ZERO.This is not a label which is directly attached to the product, but a comprehensive annual chemicals-check and report based on Greenpeace’s “Detox” objectives. In the process, production, waste water and sludge are checked for particularly hazardous chemicals as defined in the “Detox” campaign, for which ambitious limits of determination apply. A chemicals check, so-to-speak, for the whole factory – and currently the strictest and most comprehensive programme on the market.”
To date, Greenpeace has convinced 80 Detox committed textile companies to phase-out all hazardous chemicals until 2020.
Summing up, Kirsten Brodde, textile expert at Greenpeace states: „Only the eco textile labels recommended by Greenpeace guarantee a clean textile production.”
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