OEKO-TEX® offers no-fee certification for face masks

April 20th, 2020

With immediate effect, the OEKO-TEX® Association will waive the license fee for STANDARD 100 certification of mouth and nose masks. With the current demand and expert recommendations to wear mouth and nose coverings in public, OEKO-TEX® wants to support continued safety of the population. "We need to stay together in this extraordinary situation: now and […]

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Kingbird introduces STANDARD 100-certified threads and yarns

June 19th, 2017

Kingbird recently introduced yarns and threads that meet the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX. This is part of the company's commitment to adhere to all global quality standards, including the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, the Business Social Compliance Initiative and SGS quality tests. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX testing criteria involve assessing the quality of […]

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OEKO-TEX addresses sustainability at FIT and AAFA events

May 25th, 2017

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 […]

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OEKO-TEX “zero discharge” program

January 31st, 2017

OEKO-TEX announces that it has has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme. OEKO-TEX supports the programme’s vision of “widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.” The ZDHC Programme consists of brands and other contributors that believe industry-wide change in transparency, […]

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OEKO-TEX to expand branding efforts

November 4th, 2016

The Zurich-based International OEKO-TEX Association, which tests and certifies textiles for hazardous substances at all levels of production, will unveil a new branding strategy and new products in January. With the portfolio of OEKO-TEX products growing in response to textile industry needs—the most recent addition was DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX to help eliminate hazardous […]

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Ascend offers dyeable, antistatic fiber

May 6th, 2016

Houston, Texas-based chemicals, fibers and plastics developer Ascend Performance Materials has introduced No-Shock®, an antistatic fiber that is dyeable and chemical free, and enables manufacturers—from yarn producers to apparel makers—to better meet the demands of consumers who want garments that are static free, dust repellent and more comfortable. Ascend presented the bicomponent, conductive filament and […]

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April 25th, 2016

The Zurich-based OEKO-TEX Association has launched ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®, a certification for sustainable textile chemicals that offers textile chemical manufacturers a confidential and independent method to assure their customers that chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries are in line with the industry’s sustainability requirements and initiatives. The certification helps to protect consumers, textile industry workers and […]

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OEKO-TEX sets new Standard 100 test criteria

January 22nd, 2016

At the start of 2016, the Zurich, Switzerland-based International OEKO-TEX Association published updated test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The new regulations take effect April 1, 2016, for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. Supplements or changes in the criteria catalog affect: Perfluorinated compounds, organotin compounds, […]

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OEKO-TEX® launches Made in Green label

April 29th, 2015

OEKO-TEX® has been a partner for textile companies committed to human- and ecologically-safe products and the implementation of more sustainable manufacturing. The newest addition to its product portfolio is Made in Green by OEKO-TEX, a traceable product label which allows for communication throughout the supply chain all the way to the end-user. The label ensures […]

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Archroma offers water-repelling Smartrepel Hydro

April 3rd, 2015

Swiss color and specialty chemicals producer Archroma has introduced its Smartrepel Hydro line for polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles used in outdoor applications. The Smartrepel Hydro line supports the increasing adoption of eco-advanced materials and production processes by textile producers and brand owners adhering to industry initiatives such as the Joint Roadmap towards Zero Discharge […]

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