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Oeko-Tex partners with ZDHC

Oeko-Tex has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries.

20th January 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Zurich

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene

The association says it now looks forward to collaboration with other leading brands and contributors that are also members of the ZDHC Program. “Collectively, we believe that industry-wide change in responsible chemicals management, sustainability, and transparency is possible,” Oeko-Tex says in its statement.

Supporting ZDHC goals

Since 1992, Oeko-Tex has been committed to helping companies produce safer textiles and operate more sustainably. After twenty-five years, the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex is the global benchmark for textile products that have been tested to be free from harmful levels of more than 300 concerning chemicals. The latest annual update to the Standard 100, announced earlier this month, includes changes that more fully support the ZDHC goals.

“Oeko-Tex has long been committed to helping companies reduce the use of toxic chemicals throughout their supply chains,” explained Georg Dieners, Oeko-Tex General Secretary. “We look forward to engaging actively with the ZDHC and its other members to achieve the milestones set forth in the Joint Roadmap to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the supply chain by 2020.”


With 25 years of experience, Oeko-Tex leads the world in enabling consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. Oeko-Tex provides standardised solutions, which are designed to help optimise customers’ manufacturing processes and help deliver high quality, more sustainable products.

All of the products within the Oeko-Tex portfolio are used to strengthen the customers’ systems, processes or products and, ultimately, help create more sustainable companies. To date, 10,000 manufacturers, brands, and retailers in almost 100 countries are working with Oeko-Tex to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances and millions of consumers around the world look for Oeko-Tex labels before making buying decisions.


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