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New OEKO-TEX regulations for 2018
I n 2018, the OEKO-TEX Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX product portfolio were updated on January 2, 2018. The new regulations come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period. OEKO-TEX presents the new product regulations in detail to interested companies during a webinar on January 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EST, UTC-5). Participation is free. One can register at www.oeko-tex.com/webinar-updates-2018.
ZDHC unveils implementation hub to help sustainability
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has launched its implementation hub, which helps best practices of chemical and environmental management and accelerates impact along the value chains of the textile and other industries.
Zero discharge is the step forward
Processing itself is challenging as an industry. Yes it makes, gray fabric turn into beautiful colour and printed fabric, but the process involved in turning it is very cumbersome because it uses too much water and hazardous chemicals.
Archroma updates One Way Calculator
Archroma updates One Way calculator with ZDHC MRSL-compliant products
Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has added its portfolio of ZDHC MRSL-compliant chemicals and dyes to its pioneering ONE WAY Sustainability Calculator.
Harmful substances in childrens clothing
In its study "A little story about the monsters in your closet" published in mid-January, the environmental organisation—Greenpeace—criticised numerous discoveries of harmful substances in childrens clothing from renowned brand manufacturers.
Toxic Traces in Kids Cloth
Hazardous chemicals have been found in childrens clothes and shoes made by major brands including Disney, Burberry and Adidas, according to a new investigation released by Greenpeace East Asia.
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