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Textile Exchange releases 'Global Recycled Standard' V3
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Aug '14
Textile Exchange, through the work of the GRS International Working Group, has released a new version of the Global Recycled Standard. The GRS provides companies with a tool to ensure the identity of recycled materials throughout the production stages, with additional processing requirements to create a full product standard.

The revision of the standard includes several significant changes. The input verification of reclaimed material prior to recycling, established by the Recycled Claim Standard, is now an integral part of the standard.

The revision of the standard also includes stronger social and environmental requirements that apply to the entire certified facility. Perhaps the most significant change is the addition of chemical requirements.

GRS v3 includes restrictions on chemicals used in the production of GRS products. The restrictions are based on the assignment of hazard codes, rather than testing against an RSL.

The desired effect of the GRS is to provide brands with a tool to encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials, to encourage and reward a strong commitment to social and environmental improvements in production, to establish more transparency in the supply chain, and to provide better information to consumers.

The International Working Group was composed of representatives from five certification bodies: Control Union, ICEA, IMO, Intertek, and SCS Global Services. The group dedicated many hours of their time and expertise into the revision of the standard. An additional group of stakeholders reviewed the standard and provided valuable feedback in two separate public reviews prior to the release of the standard.

The members of the International Working Group are exclusively open to apply for accreditation to the standard for a period of six months, after which time, all CBs may apply. When CBs have been approved, companies may begin the process of third-party certification to the standard.

About Textile Exchange
Textile Exchange is a membership-based non-profit dedicated to accelerating sustainable practices in the textile industry. We envision a textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives. The Industry Integrity team’s work in standards and certification is foundational to the work of Textile Exchange.

Other TE standards include the Content Claim Standard, Organic Content Standard, Responsible Down Standard, and Recycled Claim Standard.

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