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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.
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.
From April 21, 2018 the PPE “Regulation (EU) 2016/425” replaces the previous „Directive 89/686/EEC“. We tell you all the important facts!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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