01 Jun 2022
The production of apparel, footwear, textile and leather is chemically intensive. Input chemistry has a significant effect on product safety, the environment and circularity. Greener chemistry proactively removes hazardous substances before they enter supply chains. It is far more effective than rejecting unsafe finished goods or reversing environmental damage. A testing and certification system enables suppliers to select better chemistry and prevents toxins and impurities from entering factories, products and ecosystems. ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX? is an independent certification system for chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries used in the apparel, footwear, and textile industries. ECO PASSPORT uses a systematic screening and testing approach to promote compliance, confidence and cost efficiency. In just five years, it has grown to cover approximately 13,000 chemical products that meet the strict criteria for ecologically responsible manufacturing. Brands and factories value ECO PASSPORT as credible third-party chemical validation and suppliers of those chemicals use the built-in feedback mechanism to improve products and processes.