Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®
A tradition of sustainability
By introducing the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label, we are underpinning our long-term sustainability strategy. The label combines CALIDA’s sustainability goals for materials, ecology and social ethics as links in an inseverable chain. Several years ago, we voluntarily committed ourselves to the BSCI standards of social responsibility; in addition, all of our products are produced in compliance with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
For many years, we have placed great emphasis on the highest standards of quality, social responsibility and ecological production as well as on transparent communication. As our next step and as evidence of our achievements in the realm of sustainability we will be introducing the independent, internationally recognised label MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®.
The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label guarantees...
Certification and requirements for MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®
In 2015, CALIDA decided to consolidate the efforts made by the different sub-sectors by introducing STeP by OEKO-TEX® and MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®. MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a product label for safe and sustainably produced ready-made garments. One of the requirements for the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label is the certification of all production facilities with STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
The difference between OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and STeP by OEKO-TEX®
STeP by OEKO-TEX® is a certification that must be carried out for each individual, pre-defined stage of production. MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, on the other hand, is a label applied to products that are manufactured by companies that have been certified with STeP by OEKO-TEX®. The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label can be requested only after the entire predetermined chain of production has been certified with STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
The OEKO-TEX® Association is based in Zurich and was founded over 20 years ago. It is a cooperation comprising 16 independent textile research and verification organisations worldwide. The international OEKO-TEX® Association stands for the highest level of product safety and sustainable production in the textile chain through continuous optimisation.
Transparency thanks to product IDs and QR codes
Each item carrying the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label can be transparently traced using a unique product ID in the form of a number or QR code.
The product ID provides information about where the textile was produced along the textile chain, the stage of production in which the factories are involved and the countries where the items are made. Simply go to www.madeingreen.com and enter the product ID or scan the QR code with a barcode app on your smartphone.