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Exhibition Status Update!

With 3 weeks until SHOWTIME, the 20th Anniversary edition welcomes an All-Star cast of new and returning exhibitors, making up the largest DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to date. Due to high demand in all product...

Global designers to exhibit at Luxury Br…

Designers from Europe, Middle East and North America will exhibit at the upcoming Luxury Brands Carpet Show. The second edition of the curated Luxury Brands exhibition and designer carpet collection is scheduled to...

H&M to dress Swedish teams for Olymp…

Hennes and Mauritz Group (H&M) will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018. The company will create outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies. The collection will...

Saurer to show Allma TechnoCorder TC2 at…

Saurer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Twisting Solutions, a leading provider of energy efficient solutions for tire cord, carpet, staple, glass filament, and industrial yarns, will present its Allma TechnoCorder TC2 innovative machine...

Cone Denim and Unifi launch S Gene with …

Cone Denim and Unifi have launched the latest in advanced stretch technology - S Gene with Repreve . Combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene with the superior sustainability and performance of...

Shima Seiki to partake in Premiere Visio…

Leading computerised knitting machine developer, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., is set to participate at the Premiere Vision show, a global event for fashion professionals, to be held in Paris, from February 13 to 15, 2018...

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Even if the winding machine is only responsible for about 10-15% of the energy consumption (compressed air and electrical energy) when considering the classic ring spinning process, these criteria play an important role...

Wool to dominate at Intertextile Shangha…

Some 3,300 exhibitors from around 20 countries covering all apparel fabrics and accessories product groups are expected at the Spring Edition of the industry’s most comprehensive sourcing platform for the spring/summer season, Intertextile...

OEKO-TEX presents webinar on new STeP Certification

OEKO-TEX presents webinar on new STeP Certification

(United States Of America)

The International OEKO-TEX Association’s Dr. Sam Moore, who represents OEKO-TEX in North America, will present a webinar introducing the new OEKO-TEX STeP certification system for sustainable textile production facilities on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 2:00 PM EST.

The webinar is complimentary and participants can register online in advance. Because of OEKO-TEX’s Elite Sponsor status and the apparel industry’s high level of interest in textile sustainability, the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) will promote this online seminar to its membership.

The new OEKO-TEX STeP certification is a comprehensive, holistic system that evaluates and scores a textile production facility’s sustainability performance in six key areas: quality management, environmental management, social responsibility, safety, environmental performance, and chemicals management.

The certification is constructed specifically for textile production facilities of all types and provides objective standards to transparently benchmark factories against prior performance, against other factories operating in the same manufacturing sector, and against the global textile supply chain as a whole.

The OEKO-TEX SteP certification process for production facilities involves an initial internal self-analysis followed by consultative audits by local OEKO-TEX personnel who work with clients onsite to verify, improve, and leverage their sustainable practices.

OEKO-TEX recognizes other third-party certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14000, WRAP, and SA 8000 and gives applicants credit for the sustainability factors those systems validate. The STeP standards are global in scope and updated at least annually to reflect changes in legislation, growing knowledge of human health factors, and evolving social standards.

The new facility certification complements OEKO-TEX’s well known global textile product safety certification, the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, which ensures textile products are tested for chemicals which are believed to be harmful to human health.

OEKO-TEX tests for more than 300 concerning substances such as heavy metals, carcinogenic dye stuffs, pesticides, and formaldehyde. The certification is independent and voluntary. Certified products are listed in OEKO-TEX’s online Buyer’s Guide.


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