All you need to know about MADE IN GREEN BY OEKO-TEX®

All you need to know about MADE IN GREEN BY OEKO-TEX®

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You may have already noticed the tiny certificate on many of our products in our shop. But do you know what you get when buying a product with this certificate? If not, you can get to know MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® here. 

OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN is a traceable label of textiles and leather produced under environmental-friendly and socially responsible working conditions.

Moreover, the certification ensures products free of unwanted chemicals. 

In short, with MADE IN GREEN, you get products that are:

  • manufactured environmentally friendly 
  • safe to use
  • manufactured socially responsibly 
  • Have a transparent supply chain

What does an environmentally friendly production mean?

An environmentally friendly production means that the manufacturer optimizes the handling of chemical substances and handles wastewater responsibly. Additionally, the manufacturer must protect resources by using new technologies and renewable energy. 

Finally, it is essential to keep the production waste to a minimum by reusing textile waste and more. 

In short, the manufacturer must optimize its production place regularly to be as sustainable as possible. 

 

Safe use 

A product is safe to use when it does not contain harmful chemicals like carcinogenic dyes, heavy metals, and/or pesticides. To guarantee this, all elements like buttons, zippers, and fabric pieces undergo an inspection. However, not only chemical substances determine whether a product can be approved, but also the product's durability. Therefore, the durability of the color and more also get inspected. 

As we continuously get further knowledge about different substances and their effect on the human body, the requirements get updated yearly. Therefore, new knowledge about chemicals or similar may lead to additional requirements for the manufacturer.  

 

Social responsibility 

The requirements regarding social responsibility revolve around the manufacturers and their employees.

Overall, the manufacturer must ensure fair working conditions for all employees. They must get a reasonable salary, have orderly working conditions, and more. Hence, discrimination, forced- and child labor is strictly forbidden. Also, it must be safe for the employee to be at work. Therefore, fire safety must be adequate in the production building, etc. Moreover, the manufacturer must protect its employees against factors that may harm their health at work, like noise, dust, and heat. 

 

Transparent supply chain

With MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, you get a transparent supply chain. Hence, you can see exactly where and how your product was made. All products have a unique ID number. With this number, you can quickly get an overview of all the manufacturers involved in the production of your clothing. Hence, you can see where the fabric comes from and where your piece of clothing was produced. 

With MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, you get a comprehensive picture of all the components involved in the production of your clothing. 

 

OEKO-TEX® STeP + OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 = OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN

The end product can be labeled with OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN when the product is certified with the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 and the production place of the fabric, as also the end product is certified with the OEKO-TEX® STeP certificate. 

A product with the OEKO-TEX® STeP and OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certificates can be certified with MADE IN GREEN. OEKO-TEX® STeP stands for Sustainable Textile & Leather Production. The certificate ensures sustainable production measured in terms of quality, environment, chemistry, social responsibility, and occupational safety.

Read more about STeP by OEKO-TEX® and OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 here.  

Are you looking for environmentally friendly work wear, MADE IN GREEN is a great certificate to look after. 

 

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