25.09.2019

Long-term OETI customer - Vossen - one of Europe's leading terry goods manufacturer, introduces MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®

 
 

As a major OETI customer, the company "Vossen GmbH & Co.KG" recently acquired the "MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®" label. It is a traceable product label for all types of textiles and leather that has been tested for harmful substances and produced by a sustainable production under safe and socially acceptable working conditions.

 

VOSSEN and MADE IN GREEN

Vossen has been an OETI customer for almost 25 years. In 1996 OETI certified Vossen according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® for the first time. In 2015, the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification followed. With the introduction of the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label, the circle is complete. According to Anita Windt, the Head of Technical Product Development at Vossen, the decisive factor behind the launch of MADE IN GREEN was: "It is important for us that the final consumer can really understand where the products are manufactured." Also: "We want to ensure that our customers know our products are produced in an environmentally friendly way and under safe and socially responsible working conditions.”

VOSSEN is based in Jennersdorf, Austria and was founded in 1925. VOSSEN produces 6.5 million terrycloth products a year, including hand towels, bath towels, bathrobes and bath mats for around 4,000 customers in 43 countries. Vossen´s  most important customers include Karstadt and Kaufhof in Germany and XXXLutz in Austria.


MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® - - traceable by a unique product ID

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all types of textiles and leather (e.g., clothing and home textiles) and non-textile components. The MADE IN GREEN label provides proof that an article has been tested for harmful substances. This is carried out by the certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

In addition, it ensures that the product has been produced using sustainable processes under environmentally friendly and socially acceptable working conditions. This is carried out by the certification according to STeP by OEKO-TEX®. Using a unique product ID on the label, consumers can trace back to which countries and production facilities, the labelled product was produced.

The label check can be carried out on the OEKO-TEX® website: https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/our-standards/made-in-green-by-oeko-tex

 

MADE IN GREEN worldwide

The MADE IN GREEN label is produced in the form of a license. Since its launch in 2015, the MADE IN GREEN licenses have increased to around 230 licenses with license holders in over 30 countries.

 

What does MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® offer?

"MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® supports our customers in the requirement to show a transparent supply chain with validated data. This allows consumers to make sustainable choices when buying textiles and leather, " says Helene Melnitzky, Head of Ecology at OETI.

 

Further information and contacts:

Helene Melnitzky, Head of the Business Unit Ecology, melnitzky@oeti.biz, Tel: +43 699 16060817


Werner Blohman und Paul Mohr

Vossen's Management:  Werner Blohmann and Paul Mohr 

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