Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / JAKO-O adopts bluesign for environmental friendly textiles
JAKO-O adopts bluesign for environmental friendly textiles
29
Jul '10
Two is better than one: In addition to the Oeko-Texlogo, JAKO-O now adopts the bluesign standard with respect to the environmental friendliness of textile products. As Bettina Peetz, Director of JAKO-O states, "Clothing marked with the bluesign logo guarantees that the entire manufacturing process is not harmful to health AND is absolutely environmentally friendly." Through this, the catalog company for savvy children's items adopts its special responsibility for the future of children and the environment.

According to Bettina Peetz, JAKO-O will continue to expand the choice of bluesign-certified products: "The goal is to have as much of our functional and outdoor collection certified as possible". Customers already see the "Oeko-Tex Standard 100" sign for textiles that do not pose a hazard to health on almost every piece of JAKO-O clothing. A great number of textiles even belong to Product Class 1 for baby products and with this, fulfill the strictest Oeko-Texrequirements.

As Bettina Peetz, head of JAKO-O, emphasizes, "With the help of bluesign, we would like to convince our vendors of the benefits of saving scarce resources such as water and energy as well as replacing dangerous chemicals. In addition, production processes shall be optimized in order to reduce dangers for employees and customers".

JAKO-O continues its engagement in environmental and consumer protection through cooperation with bluesign: JAKO-O was certified according to the EC ECO-Audit Ordinance in 1999 as the first toy manufacturer. Together with TUV Rheinland, JAKO-O has also developed an expanded test program for material substances in shoes.

Environmental friendliness that carries logos: bluesign and Oeko-Tex

In contrast to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, in which the adherence of the limiting values for the chemicals that are used is checked, the end product is not the only thing evaluated by the bluesign standard. Rather, the entire production process is assessed - from the raw materials and the chemical components that are used through to the water and energy consumption and safety in the workplace. The bluesigncertificate is awarded independent of the manufacturers by Bluesign Technologies AG with registered office in Switzerland.

JAKO-O GmbH was founded in 1987 and belongs to the HABA corporate family in addition to the toy manufacturer, HABA, and the kindergarten and school furnisher, Wehrfritz. The owner and managing partner is Klaus Habermaass. Since 2004 JAKO-O has been developing new target groups with the Qiero! and FIT-Z sales divisions: While JAKO-O is aimed at children under 10 years of age, FIT-Z targets the youth ages of 10 to 16. Qiero! offers fashion for adults.

The HABA corporate family employs approximately 1800 employees in Bad Rodach (Upper Franconia) in northern Bavaria. The entire HABA corporate family has been honored several times for its family friendly company policy with the 'Audit berufundfamilie ' certificate (German Career and Family Audit certificate), an initiative of the non-profit Hertie Foundation.

JAKO-O GmbH


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: BekaertDeslee

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

BekaertDeslee to expand North American facility

BekaertDeslee, one of the largest manufacturer of mattress textiles...

Courtesy: A&E

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

A&E unveils Magic using Repreve sewing thread

American & Efird (A&E), a leading developer of industrial and...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

Over 4,000 exhibitors attend Intertextile Shanghai 2017

Another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has wrapped...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search