MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all types of textiles and leather items that have been produced in environmentally friendly factories and at safe and socially responsible workplaces. Furthermore, the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label gives consumers the certainty that the textile or leather product is made from materials tested for harmful substances.
OEKO-TEX® developed MADE IN GREEN in 2015 with the aim of making the textiles sector
• more transparent
• more socially fair
• and more sustainable (greener)
Because brands can only check conditions when they know the production sites where their items have been produced.
So transparency is the first vital step in a more sustainable textiles sector.
At the production sites themselves, OEKO-TEX® analyses where in the supply chain the social challenges and environmental problems are the greatest. For OEKO-TEX®, it is important that the manufacturing sites are checked for:
• socially acceptable working conditions and
• occupational health and safety.
So items labelled MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® must come from a STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified manufacturing site. Processes with the greatest environmental impact are so-called wet processes. For this reason, OEKO-TEX® aims to ensure with MADE IN GREEN that the environmental impacts of these processes are as small as possible. This means that the wet chemical processes for MADE IN GREEN must also be STeP certified.
Want to know how you can get STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification and the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label? Please contact? Please contact your local OETI office.
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