The International OEKO-TEX Association, Zurich, Switzerland, announced that 10 companies received STeP (Sustainable Textile Production) certification between November 2014 and February 2015. The certification demonstrates their commitment to environmental protection, sustainability and social responsibility in accordance with STeP by OEKO-TEX. The companies include Bangladesh-based Mondol Knit-Tex Ltd.; Quanzhou Suntex Garments Co. Ltd. and Loftex China Ltd. of China; Elvy Weaving S.A.E. and Setcore Spinning S.A.E. of Egypt; Segers Eesti OY, Tapa, Estonia; Rivolta Carmignani S.p.A. and Besani SRL of Italy; and Swiss companies Jenny Fabrics AG and Hermann Koller AG.
In addition, OEKO-TEX announced new requirements that took effect April 1, 2015, for OEKO-TEX Standard 100 that cover several modifications, from specifications for perfluorooctanoic acid to limits of chromium (VI) in leather and other materials, to flame-retardant product standards. Visit the OEKO-TEX website to view all of the new certification requirements.