The Switzerland-based International Oeko-Tex® Association has developed Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex, a new certification system through which producers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds can corroborate that their products are suitable for sustainable textile production. Currently in a pilot period, the program launches in early summer 2016.
The program features three sequential assessments, and products that pass all three steps are granted the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification. This label allows those products to be used in Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified products and by STeP by Oeko-Tex certified manufacturing plants.
The International Oeko-Tex Association and its 16 member institutes will host webinars and other learning opportunities to educate companies about the Eco Passport certification.