OEKO-TEX addresses sustainability at FIT and AAFA events

May 25th, 2017 / By: / EcoNote

Global standards for the textile industry will be discussed by OEKO-TEX at the Summer Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) June 5–8, 2017.

The Summer Conference at FIT, titled “Sustainability & Textiles—New Models,” will address sustainability standards, closed loop and circular economies, farm to fashion and textile innovations. The AAFA Product Safety Seminar sponsored by OEKO-TEX will be held at FIT on June 6 and the AAFA Sourcing Conference on June 7 and 8.

Anna Czerwinska, the International OEKO-TEX Association’s head of marketing and communication, will discuss third-party standards at the Harmonizing Standards panel. Czerwinska will also moderate the State of Sourcing – Trends, Shifts, and Looking Ahead panel at the AAFA Sourcing Conference.

Globally harmonized standards like those in the OEKO-TEX® system set the bar for defining and measuring textile safety and sustainability. From raw materials through to the final product, third-party certifications help brands and retailers reassure consumers that products are made in environmentally and socially responsible ways and are safe for people to use.

OEKO-TEX is a union of 18 independent textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan and their worldwide representative offices. Member institutes are responsible for the joint development of test methods and limit values which form the basis of the association’s product labels.