We are delighted to partner with the European Outdoor Group on Textile Standards & Legislation, which has nearly 90 member companies that include some of the leading global apparel and footwear brands in the European outdoor sector.

Key areas of EOG activity include:

  • Sustained, in depth and representative market research
  • Coordination and promotion of responsible industry practices
  • Industry workshops and networking events
  • Collaboration with trade shows
  • Co-operation with national trade associations
  • Co-operation with European decision makers
  • Promotion of best practice in all areas of the sector

In addition to undertaking a wide ranging number of projects for the benefit of the whole European outdoor industry, the EOG is committed to tackle social and environmental issues in the sector through its well-know Sustainability working Group.


Messe Frankfurt is the world's leading organiser of textile trade fairs and events and has been a long-time partner of MCL News & Media – most notably on the Eco-Textile LabellingGuide and the ground-breaking Planet Textiles event on sustainability.
We are proud to welcome Messe Frankfurt as one of our partners on Textile Labels & Legislation where it will be supporting the production of the printed version of this guide due to be published in April 2020.

The Messe Frankfurt 'Texpertise Network' summarises the world's strongest portfolio of textile trade fairs. At nearly 50 events across the world Messe Frankfurt shows what is driving the industry. A total of 19,000 exhibitors and 465,000 visitors from all points of the globe are attracted by the latest themes, trends and contacts. In Frankfurt, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow, New York and elsewhere Messe Frankfurt provides impetus to the entire textile value added chain.



The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is another partner of the Textile Standards & Legislation guidebook. The SAC is is the apparel, footwear, and textile industry’s leading alliance for sustainable production. It developed and helps to maintain the Higg Index, a standardised value chain measurement suite of tools for all industry participants. It represents over 250 companies in 35 countries with estimated annual sales of over US$500 billion. 

The Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s social or environmental sustainability performance. It delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

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