Oeko-Tex Expands U.S. Presence
October 29, 2007,
Greensboro, N.C. —The International Oeko-Tex Association, a European independent textile lab group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland will bring together its global management team in New York for its annual Global General Managers Conference this week.
Oeko-Tex provides textile testing and qualification under its Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification, a well known global eco-label that guarantees textile products are free from harmful levels of more than 100 restricted substances. It is a voluntary system for textile fibers, yarns, fabrics, and manufactured products of all kinds.
“We have worked with many U.S. brands, retailers, and associations who have been extremely receptive to Oeko-Tex,” said Manfred Wentz, U.S. director for Oeko-Tex. “The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification is particularly relevant to U.S. companies because of its international scope that encompasses their global supply chains.”
Oeko-Tex general managers will verify policies and procedures, update the global restricted substances list, and identify best practices for worldwide implementation. They will host a cocktail reception for U.S. companies and media at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m.
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