As we approach the holiday season, many shoppers wonder how to gift when we should be buying less. This year, we can think outside the box — and wrapping paper and bows — and give the gift of knowledge. Whether you’re wrapping up OEKO-TEX®-certified products or nothing at all, let your most meaningful present be an easy solution for conscious consumers to protect their family, friends and the planet: the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label.
There are chemicals in the clothes and textiles we use all day, every day. In fact, thousands of chemicals used in textile factories end up either on the products or as waste - and can negatively impact the environment, textile workers or the end users. That's where MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® labels come in. OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances and certifies sustainable and fair manufacturing practices to ensure products are safer for human health and the environment. Teaching your family and friends to look for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label empowers them to make better choices to protect their health and the environment.
Here’s how you can give the gift of knowledge this holiday season:
Amplify trusted, independent certification and testing. Teach your family and friends the importance of independent certification and testing for consumer confidence and product safety.
Share and show the label. Show your love ones how they can check for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label when choosing products.
Trace the supply chain. Use your phone for more than family photos. Trace how and where the product was made. Here’s how: Scan the QR Code or visit the Label Check page on oeko-tex.com and enter the unique MADE IN GREEN label number. Click the map icons to learn more about each process step.
Explain why it matters. Caution your loved ones against falling for greenwashing and offer OEKO-TEX® as a trusted solution for validated claims and traceable, transparent supply chains. Explain how textile supply chains are long and complicated, with each step impacting workers and the environment, and traceability ensures that responsible measures have been taken along every step.
Try a different kind of gift this year – a sustainable future together.