OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN is a traceable product label for all kinds of textiles and leather products that have been manufactured in environmentally friendly facilities under safe and socially responsible working conditions. The MADE IN GREEN label also reassures consumers that the textile or leather product is made of materials that have been tested for harmful substances.
MADE IN GREEN ensures:
Environmentally friendly production
optimisation of chemical management (e.g., risk management during dying and printing, ban and substitution of hazardous chemicals)
responsible handling of wastewater and emissions (e.g., reduction of carbon footprint and water usage)
protection of resources (e.g., use of renewable energies and best-available technologies)
waste management (e.g., recycling of textile waste)
Product and consumer safety
health safety: testing of products for harmful substances (e.g., carcinogenic dyes, heavy metals, and pesticides)
testing of all components of an article, i.e. every threads, buttons and other accessories
testing of product quality (e.g., colourfastness)
annual update of criteria in line with the most recent scientific findings and statutory requirements
fair working conditions (e.g. check working hours and wage payments)
ban of forced and child labor
occupational safety (e.g. through fire protection, building safety and protective equipment)
health protection (e.g. inspection of working conditions for noise, dust and heat).
Traceability & transparent supply chains
Transparent traceability using a unique product ID or QR code
Information about the production facilities, the textile and leather article, the stage of production to which the facility belongs and the countries in which production took place
Scan now – and experience transparency
Track the path of your MADE IN GREEN labelled products using the unique product ID or QR code. Scan the QR code or enter the product ID in the OEKO-TEX® Label Check. Find out in which production facilities and in which country your textile or leather article was produced.
OEKO-TEX® Label Check
What if you currently don't have a product ID to hand? You can still check with this example how the traceability of an MADE IN GREEN labelled article looks like:
To ensure that the textile or leather product has been manufactured using environmentally friendly processes and under socially responsible working conditions, the production facilities must be certified in accordance with OEKO-TEX® STeP.