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OEKO-TEX to mark 20th anniversary through various events
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Jul '12

The 20th anniversary of the International OEKO-TEX Association will be accompanied by a variety of events and communication activities this year.

Awards for exemplary businesses

Next year, the International OEKO-TEX Association will be presenting the OEKO-TEX Sustainability Award for the first time to companies who have achieved outstanding performance and innovations in the area of sustainability.

All manufacturers and retailers who are certified worldwide according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100, 1000 or 100plus are eligible to apply – that is a total of over 9,500 companies.

Initially, a panel of experts from the OEKO-TEX Association will each month pre-select two Companies of the Month from the applications received – one company which has its products certified under human ecology aspects in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and another production company which operates under proven environmentally friendly and socially responsible conditions in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 1000.

These companies and their achievements in the area of sustainability will be portrayed in detail on the OEKO-TEX website. In April 2013 the panel of experts will then select the winners of the “OEKO-TEX Sustainability Award 2013” from the group of “Companies of the Month” in the five categories environment management, safety management, quality management, social responsibility and product innovation.

The participating companies will – among other things – receive a certificate, a logo graphic and an online advertising banner for informing their customers about their commitment to sustainability and about the nomination for the "Sustainability Award".

International consumer survey confirms importance of neutral testing for harmful substances

Nearly every second consumer worldwide rates textile quality labels proving testing for harmful substances as important when purchasing textiles and clothing. This is the result of a consumer survey carried out over the internet in 13 countries (Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom) by the Cologne institute for trade research (Kölner Institut für Handelsforschung - IfH) on behalf of the OEKO-TEX Foundation.

Between 200 and 300 retail consumers in each country were asked about their general interest in textiles tested for harmful substances and about their familiarity with OEKO-TEX Standard 100, among other questions.

The consumer survey clearly shows that consumers have a great need for tested safety for textiles. The OEKO-TEX label on the product is an important indicator for this and is perceived as proof of neutral testing for harmful substances and therefore as a clear added benefit.

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