The International Oeko-Tex® Association will offer a free online presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon EST to provide information on the Oeko-Tex® Standard 1000 certification for eco-friendly textile production facilities. This webinar is offered free of charge to textile products manufacturers, brands, and retailers and members of the media. To register, please email Dina Dunn or call +1 336 471 5584 by Feb. 10.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 is a testing, auditing, and certification system for textile production facilities at all stages of the global supply chain. The certification requires environmentally responsible management of energy, waste, raw materials, noise, and dust as well as social and product safety criteria. In addition, at least 30 percent of a facility’s textile products must be certified in accordance with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, which ensures that textiles are free from more than 300 hazardous substances that are suspected of being harmful to humans.
“Responsible textile manufacturers are now focusing on two related but distinct fronts,” says Dr. Sam Moore, representing Oeko-Tex in the United States. “First, they want to certify that their textile products are safe for use. Second, they want make those safe textile products in ways that are considerate of their workers and the environment. Oeko-Tex offers two textile-specific certification programs that address both critical components.”