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OEKO-TEX® Introduces New Regulations for 2020

Trading giant, OEKO-TEX® updated their existing guidelines as well as the valid test criteria

Trading giant, OEKO-TEX® updated their existing guidelines as well as the valid test criteria and limit values for their certifications and services – in line with consistent consumer protection and the sustainability of textiles and leather products.

OEKO-TEX® now goes a step further with the integration of leather products with the MADE IN GREEN label. Leather articles labelled with MADE IN GREEN have been tested for harmful substances in accordance with the LEATHER STANDARD and have been produced in environmentally friendly facilities in socially acceptable workplaces in accordance with STeP.

New additions to the limit value catalogues after one year of observation, the carcinogenic N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosables substances have been included in the STANDARD 100 and the LEATHER STANDARD.

Moreover,to manage the increasingly complex demands in textile and leather production, beginning 01 April 2020, DETOX TO ZERO will be an obligatory element for STeP-certified facilities using large quantities of water and chemicals (wet plants).

Also this year,OEKO-TEX® will observe various new substances based on the latest scientific findings and conformity with precise specifications. However, various dyes, pesticides and perfluorinatedcompounds will also be examined carefully in the future.

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