Monforts Certifies First Swiss Manufacturer

Christian Eschler AG – a warp and circular knitting manufacturer of fabrics for workwear,
sportswear, technical textiles; and basic fabrics for lingerie and embroidery – is the first
company based in Switzerland to receive Monforized certification by Germany-based A. Monforts
Textilmaschinen GmbH and Co. KG.

The certification is granted only to mills using Monforts equipment maintained according to the
manufacturers’ standards. According to Monforts, it assists textile buyers in recognizing the
quality of fabrics dyed and finished using Monforts equipment. Monforts also has certified 10
textile producers in China, one each in Belgium and Italy, and two in Germany.

March 2005