Certification according to OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN

OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN is a traceable product label for all kinds of textiles (e.g. garments, home textiles) and leather products (e.g. garments, finished and semi-finished leathers) including non-textile/-leather components (e.g. accessories). A MADE IN GREEN product ID proves that the product has been tested for harmful substances. This is achieved by certification according to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 or OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD. It also guarantees that the textile or leather product has been manufactured using sustainable processes under socially responsible working conditions. This is carried out through certification in accordance with OEKO-TEX® STeP. The unique product ID can be used to trace the product. It can thus be shown where the different stages of product manufacturing have taken place.

MADE IN GREEN at a glance

Validity

The MADE IN GREEN label is valid for one year. If the requirements are still met, you can apply for an extension.

Applicability

Every qualifying company within the supply chain can label its products and product lines with the MADE IN GREEN label. This applies not only to manufacturers, but also to converters, wholesalers, retailers and brands.

Uniqueness

MADE IN GREEN labelling must be such that it clearly indicates the article to which the product ID refers.

Application

If the requirements are met, you can apply for a MADE IN GREEN label.

Benefits for producers

  • Make use of MADE IN GREEN within your sustainability strategy: use the label to communicate that you have committed to the continuous and long-term implementation of sustainability goals within your production facilities.
  • MADE IN GREEN gives you transparent information and enables you to identify, compare and assess supply chains.
  • Enjoy the economic advantages, savings and an optimum position in global competition. As well as ensuring sustainability and social responsibility in production, OEKO-TEX® STeP certification also forms the basis for more efficient production processes.
  • With the MADE IN GREEN label, you can prove to brands that your products have been tested for harmful substances and that they have been manufactured under sustainable and socially responsible conditions.

Requirements to obtain a MADE IN GREEN Label

Requirements and criteria for end products that consumers can purchase from retailers:

  1. The product shall be certified according to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 or OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD.
  2. All manufacturers of ready-made clothes must be certified according to OEKO-TEX® SteP.
  3. Single components that equal or exceed 5% of the total weight of the product as well as at least 85% of the total weight of the product shall be supplied by OEKO‑TEX® STeP certified production facilities. This concerns only facilities with wet/ chemical processes (excluding wet spinning processes). Metal and plastic accessories are not considered.
  4. The participating companies in this supply chain must register for the myOEKO-TEX® platform and actively use the MADE IN GREEN dashboard.

    For semi-finished products (B2B) which are sold to companies within the supply chain, the following additional criterion must also be met:
  5. The MADE IN GREEN label owner shall be certified according to OEKO-TEX® STeP.

Your path to MADE IN GREEN

  1. Use our form to request access to the database.
  2. Within the tool, invite your suppliers to connect with you.
  3. In the Dashboard, define your article and its components.
  4. In the Dashboard, create your MADE IN GREEN label. You are now entitled to label your products with it.

As the owner of the label, you are responsible for ensuring that all certificates on which MADE IN GREEN is based are valid at the time of label creation.

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