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16 September 2017, Las Vegas

Greening the Supply Chain, (MAGIC & AAFA), Las Vegas, Nevada

Ben Mead, who represents the OEKO-TEX Association in North America, will sit on an expert panel at MAGIC. Sponsored by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) and entitled “Greening the Supply Chain”, the event will be held on Tuesday, August 16 from 1:30 - 2:30PM at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2, Room N251.

Mead will join representatives from Alice + Whittles and AAFA to discuss how companies can manage, measure, benchmark, and leverage their sustainable supply chain practices. This leadership panel will also offer perspective on strategies for setting sustainability goals, engaging an organization’s key stakeholders, and marketing sustainability efforts internally and to consumers.

The OEKO-TEX portfolio of independent, third party testing and certification programs offers many helpful tools for companies committed to sustainable textiles. The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is the global standard for manufacturers, brands, and retailers that want to ensure their textile products are tested for more than 300 potentially harmful substances such as lead and other heavy metals, pesticides, residual surfactants, carcinogenic dyestuffs, and formaldehyde.

The STeP by OEKO-TEX certification is available for textile manufacturing facilities that follow sustainable production guidelines that include environmental and social components. The new MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX consumer label is an important marketing tool for OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified products that are manufactured sustainably in accordance with OEKO-TEX criteria. The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification is designed for manufacturers of sustainable textile chemicals such as dyes, finishing agents, additives, and processing compounds.

In addition to testing and certification programs, OEKO-TEX also offers My STeP, the comprehensive online certification management system for manufacturers and sourcers who operate in the complex, global textile supply chain. 


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