Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Information about Oeko-Tex Certification, successful seminar
Information about Oeko-Tex Certification, successful seminar
23
Feb '11
In view of growing demand for skin-friendly textiles and hence the increase in demand for Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Hohenstein India Pvt. Ltd. organized an information seminar on Oeko-Tex certification on 2nd February 2011 at Hotel Lords Plaza, Surat.

Entrepreneurs, Managers from QC and Marketing departments of the textile industry, garment and accessory manufacturing units, dyes & chemical companies etc. had assembled and took an active participation in this program.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a product certification that concentrates on human ecology part of textile processing and products. The Oeko-Tex label contains the wording- Confidence in Textiles- Tested for harmful substances. This provides peace of mind to consumers and is an active decision making tool for a large number of overseas buyers.

Hohenstein India Pvt. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Hohenstein Institutes, Germany and the official representative of International Oeko-Tex Association in India. Hohenstein is a research institute having versatile facilities for testing, evaluation, research, inspection, auditing, certification etc. for a wide range of products and services in Textiles like fibres, garments, home-textiles, accessories, dyes/chemicals, technical textiles etc.

The basic objective behind organising this seminar was to create more awareness about the standard, its importance, benefits etc; giving the correct information to the participants and clearing doubts. The seminar also spread information about various services provided by Hohenstein mentioned above.

The Country Manager, Mr. Jacob Kutty provided comprehensive information about the history and philosophy of Hohenstein Institutes. Hohenstein Laboratories have different facilities available in various fields. Chemical testing, clothing technology (fit & workmanship), consumer tests, function and care etc. are some of them. Hohenstein is also pioneer in providing various certifications and quality labels like Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Oeko-Tex Standard 1000, UV protection, Personal Protective Equipment, RAL, Monitored Hygiene in Hotels, Testing of Medical Compression Hosiery, Skin Friendly, Barrier Textiles, Thermal Insulation etc.

The Branch Manager for Ahmedabad office, Mr. Sumit Gupta (Asst. Manager Technical Compliance) presented the details about Oeko-Tex testing and the technicalities involved in the testing and certification. The test criteria, limit values, requirements as well as the impact of Oeko-Tex certification on international business were also discussed in details. It was highlighted that Oeko-Tex test criteria also complies with the relevant chemicals listed in Annexure XVII of REACh. Since Oeko-Tex certificate is considered necessary by various European and American buyers, the Oeko-Tex label is an ideal marketing tool for all who need to market their products to Europe and the USA.

Must ReadView All

Textiles minister Smriti Irani at a press conference with minister of state for textiles, Ajay Tamta, the principal director general (M&C), PIB, AP Frank Noronha and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Special package for knitwear coming soon: Irani

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani said that the government of...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Apparel, footwear use may rise by 63% in 2030: Report

The apparel and footwear consumption is projected to rise by 63 per...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Gap Inc earns $3.4 bn in net sales in Q1 FY17

Gap Inc's net sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 were...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

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

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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