Germany-based Elastic Textile Europe GmbH (Elastic) – a manufacturer of knitted elastic fabrics for
sportwear and elastic lace for lingerie – has earned Oeko-Tex® Standard 100plus certification for
its products. To receive the certification, a company’s product must be free of harmful substances
according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and must be manufactured in environmentally-friendly facilities
that apply socially responsible policies according to Oeko-Tex Standard 1000. The Hohenstein
Research Institute, Germany, performed third-party testing of Elastic’s facility and products.
Elastic’s plant in Neukirchen was certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 in December 2008.
Founded in 1958, Elastic has an annual turnover of 22 million euros and produces
approximately 300,000 meters of fabric per month using circular, warp and raschel knitting
machines, as well as weftloc, rascheltronic and computer-controlled raschel lace machines. The
company supplies its elastic fabrics and lace to brand names including Triumph, Felina, Chantelle,
Aubade and Lejaby. It recently launched Triumph’s Pure Origin® lingerie line, featuring organic
cotton with 20-percent elastane content. Elastic also produces technical textiles for medical,
automobile, exhibition display, and other applications.
August 18, 2009