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When it comes to environmentally friendly production, the leather industry is still in its infancy. With the Sustainable Textile and Leather Production Certification (in short, STeP), which will be launched from 01 April 2019, OEKO-TEX® is taking a giant step towards environmental protection and sustainability.
At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association as usual updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
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INSPECTED QUALITY is a label which OETI has developed for products which are composed of 100% natural fibres, produced regionally and produced in an environmentally friendly way.
OEKO-TEX® new regulations 2019
At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association as usual updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®.
For over 25 years, the OEKO-TEX®’s strategy has not been to wait for legislation but to be proactive in the field of consumer protection as a pioneer.
At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association as usual updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The following new regulations come into effect on 01 April 2019 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period.
Driving Ecology and Sustainability in Africa: OETI at trade fair Destination Africa from November 17-19, 2018,
The Candidate list is a list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
TESTEX opens a new laboratory for the testing of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in cotton products.
OEKO-TEX® announces that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognized as a LEVEL 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap To Zero Programme.
One of the current examples of best practice chemicals management is DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®.
Interesting article on the OEKO-TEX® association, its current development in general and more specifically in the Middle East.
TESTEX joins the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Roadmap to Zero Programme and so actively underlines its sustainability efforts.
During the latest comparison of standards available in the market, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has classified the STeP certification as a “credible system”, “which ensures compliance with its requirements”.
New three-level verification process The previous two-level process for certification of textile chemicals, colourants and other auxiliaries in accordance with the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® was expanded by an additional level on 1 April 2018.
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.
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