TEXbase Introduces A Complete Compliance Solution For Regulatory, Safety And Social Responsibility Requirements For Apparel, Footwear And Consumer Products

BOZEMAN, Mont. — June 17, 2013 — TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based compliance, quality and
materials management software solutions today announced TEXbase GuardianSM, an advanced compliance
solution for brands, retailers and consumer product companies management of state, country,
corporate and social compliance requirements.

TEXbase GuardianSM is a suite of compliance solutions on a single platform addressing product
regulatory, safety and corporate social responsibility requirements. Regardless of size or
complexity, brands, retailers and consumer product companies can subscribe to TEXbase Guardian to
assure transparency and traceability across their global supply chain.

Designed for ultimate flexibility, the system can be utilized for a single requirement or as
a comprehensive solution for all compliance requirements. Intelligent and flexible, the system
enables standardization, accessibility and visibility across a brand’s global user base.

Each solution is enabled with unlimited connectivity across the TEXbase real-time
collaboration network to securely facilitate brand, vendor and lab communications, testing against
specifications and certifications.

Solutions and features include:

CPSIA GuardianSM

CPSIA Guardian is a solution for managing product specifications, testing plans and
results required by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Specifications, policies and
testing protocols can be customized and replicated to ensure consistency and management of lab
costs. Requirements are securely shared by brands with vendors and testing labs using the TEXbase
real-time collaboration network. Certificate creation is a point-and-click process automatically
generated from the system.

RSL GuardianSM

RSL Guardian is a managed service with current and continually-updated RSL libraries
containing lists from industry associations, states and other sources. RSL Guardian allows clients
to customize libraries, create specifications and consistently test and/or certify components or
products against RSL requirements, wherever they choose, throughout their supply, production and
distribution chains. Flexible pick-and-choose specifications or certifications are securely shared
by brands with vendors and labs using the TEXbase real-time collaboration network.

Conflict Minerals GuardianSM

Conflict Minerals Guardian is solution for managing the range of requirements associated with
Dodd-Frank section 1502. Passed in July 2010 with final rulemaking in August 2012, Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires public companies listed in the U.S. to disclose
whether tantalum, tin, tungsten and/or gold mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo or an
adjoining country are necessary to the functionality or product they manufacture or contract to

CSR GuardianSM

CSR Guardian allows brands and retailers to track and measure their Corporate Social
Responsibility program comprehensively. CSR Guardian allows clients to use a proprietary index,
environmental policy tools or industry developed indexes, like the HIGG Index, to measure
performance of their CSR program.

Conflict Mineral Guardian and CSR Guardian are new solutions also being announced today.

Wayne Huyard, President and CEO, TEXbase: “TEXbase is committed to deliver the most
comprehensive and distinct suite of compliance solutions for the apparel, footwear and consumer
products industries. TEXbase Guardian is designed to simplify and help brands, retailers and
consumer products companies achieve transparency and traceability across their global supply chain.
Fulfilling compliance requirements is complex and TEXbase Guardian is a one-stop solution for
achieving compliance objectives.”

Posted on June 18, 2013

Source: TEXbase