Made in Green by OEKO-TEX is a label for textiles tested for harmful substances and manufactured using sustainable production.
What it applies to
Made in Green by Oeko-Tex is a traceable product label which allows for communication throughout the supply chain all the way to the end-user. The label ensures that Made in Green textiles are not only tested for harmful substances (certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100) but also sustainably produced in accordance with Oeko-Tex guidelines. The label can be awarded to any kind of textile product anywhere in the world at any stage of the textile supply chain. With the Made in Green label, brands, manufacturers and retailers have the chance to promote their responsible practices to their customers in a clear way on point-of-sale material.
The added benefit of Made in Green is that each labelled product can be easily traced, thus offering new levels of transparency throughout the supply chain, all the way to the consumer. Every Made in Green label has a product ID and/or a QR code which shows where the product was manufactured. Depending on the data release granted by the supply chain, the labelling system can provide information on the production sites in which an article was manufactured, which production stage the individual factories belong to and in which country the manufacturing took place.
As proof that products with the Made in Green label are harmless to health, they must successfully pass a laboratory test based on the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Proof that the conditions in the participating production facilities are environmentally friendly and socially responsible is provided through an extensive assessment and a subsequent company audit in line with certification according to STeP by Oeko-Tex.
For textile products that consumers buy at retail, the Oeko-Tex guidelines for obtaining the Made in Green label are as follows:
Any single component that equals or exceeds 5% of the total weight of the textile product must be supplied by STeP by Oeko-Tex certified production facilities. At least 85% of the weight of a single piece of textile must be supplied by STeP by Oeko-Tex certified production facilities.
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