Oeko-Tex labels for proving environmental compliance
September 16, 2017 - Switzerland
Amidst rising social and environmental concerns in the textile industry, Oeko-Tex certificates and labels allow textile manufacturers to prove compliance with environmental and social regulations in their production chains. Since 1992, Oeko-Tex has been developing various solutions for environmentally friendly and socially responsible textiles.
The guiding principles of Oeko-Tex are based on transparency, traceability, credibility and trust. Whether it is the use of chemicals in production, the continuous improvement of the supplier’s working and production conditions or the safety of the final product - it can all be independently and credibly verified with the help of the various products developed by the Oeko-Tex Association.
With the label Made in Green by Oeko-Tex, for example, procurers can even trace the production process of the finished garment. Through a bar code or the product ID on the label, the different stages of production can be viewed. On the website www.siegelklarheit.de, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development commends the transparency that the Made in Green label offers consumers, classifying it as a “very good option”.
Likewise, if the new legal status wishes to make procurement procedures simpler, then sustainability regulation requires a new approach. Relying on a trustworthy partner is certainly advantageous. For 25 years, Oeko-Tex has offered easy solutions, enabling procurers to successfully overcome the increasing demands of the market; ensuring everything from chemical management, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and fair working conditions to labels clearly displaying product performance. The Oeko-Tex system provides the optimal basis for this as it continually refines its standards and always focused on current market developments.
Labelled textile products offer guidance and help consumers make responsible decisions when purchasing workwear. Yet when bombarded with hundreds of worldwide labels and certificates, selecting the right one is by no means an easy feat. (SV)