The Switzerland based OEKO-TEX® Association presents a new certification for textiles proven to be safe in terms of human ecology and that are additionally produced in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. “Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®”, is the new label that replaces the previous certification system OEKO-TEX® Standard 100plus and the Spanish mark “Made in Green by Aitex”. After taking over the name rights, OEKO-TEX® and its 16 member institutes are, from now on, the exclusive issuers of the new “Made in Green” label.
“The basic difference and added value when compared with its predecessors”, explained OEKO-TEX® General Secretary Dr. Jean-Pierre Haug “is in the transparency of the new ‘Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®’ label for the consumers.” In fact, by using the given test number and a QR code, the textiles and the manufacturing process can be uniquely tracked. “Other prerequisites apply for the allocation of the “Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®” label than for the previous others (..) We understand that not all companies can meet the requirements for the new product certification straight away(..) However, we offer all companies the best possible support in the implementation of the necessary prerequisites”, states Haug.