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Changing of the guard at Oeko-Tex

Retail Editor 8 -- Home Textiles Today, July 27, 2010

Greensboro, N.C. - Jean-Pierre Haug has become the new secretary general of eco-friendly certification organization Oeko-Tex upon the retirement of Raimar Freitag.


Freitag spent 17 years with the Zurich-based association, which was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for textiles ensures products are free from more than 100 substances believed to be dangerous to humans.


"Mr. Freitag anticipated a global textile supply chain and ensured that Oeko-Tex was positioned to expertly service retailers, brands, and manufacturers no matter where in the world they conduct their apparel and textile businesses," says Sam Moore who represents Oeko-Tex in the United States.


Huag is the coo of Testex, one of 14 Oeko-Tex Association member institutes.

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