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Types of operation
A mechanical process that uses no water or solvents to produce filaments or yarn (e.g. cotton).
The process of making filaments or yarn in the presence of water or a solvent (e.g. viscose).
Weaving & Knitting
Fabrics are made of yarns or fibres using the process of weaving, knitting or bonding. They are used for garments or home textiles.
Dyeing & Finishing
Dyeing is the process during which color is applied to fibres, yarn, fabrics or garments.
Finishing is any mechanical or chemical process applied to improve the performance of the fabric (enhancing appearance or touch, etc.).
Typically include items such as sewing yarn, buttons, zippers, fasteners, interlinings, fillings, elastics, shoulder pads etc., used for making up of apparel/garments and home textiles.
Making up (of products)
The process of assembling fabrics and accessories into garments/apparel or home textiles. Various steps, such as cutting, sewing and other processes are involved.
The process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, cost-effective flow and storage of textile goods, in-process inventory, and related information from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption.
E.g. non-agricultural fibre production
Types of MADE IN GREEN dashboard users
Vertical Facility Site
A vertical facility site deals with more than one production stage, e.g. spinning, weaving, dyeing/ finishing, and making up of garments.
A single brand is a company selling under one brand name. This brand can be sold either business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C).
A company or holding company that owns 2 or more brands. The group owner might also be a brand itself and can be sold either business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C).
Retailers are companies that sell directly to the end-consumer (B2C). Retailers may have their own "private label" brands while selling other brands.
A converter, trader or importer owns no production. This group is only involved in the buying and selling of textiles and apparel. Typically these transactions are business to business (B2B) to either retailers or brands.
Single Facility Site
A company with only one production site.
Multi Facility Site
A company that owns 2 or more production sites at different geographic locations.
Raw Material Supplier
A raw material supplier is a supplier of a basic substance in its natural, modified, or semi-processed state. This substance is used as an input to a manufacturing process for subsequent modification or transformation into a finished or semi-finished good. This supplier gathers natural resources or other raw materials and ships them to manufacturers and other producers. As an example, a raw material supplier might supply raw cotton (via farming and harvesting), raw wool, feather and down, etc.
A chemical supplier is any company that supplies auxiliaries, dyestuffs and other chemical products to the textiles and accessories industry. A chemical supplier may manufacture, formulate or re-brand chemical products.
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®
MADE IN GREEN is a traceable consumer label for sustainable textiles.
Each item with the MADE IN GREEN label features a unique product ID and/or a QR code allowing you to trace the article’s production. Each product ID gives you visibility into the various stages of production as well as the countries in which textiles were manufactured.
MADE IN GREEN labelled textiles are...
- made with materials tested for harmful substances
- made in environmentally friendly facilities
- made in safe and socially responsible workplaces
A basic requirement for all textiles with the MADE IN GREEN label is that they are safe in terms of human ecology. To ensure this, each item has to pass comprehensive laboratory testing for harmful substances in one of the OEKO-TEX® member institutes.
The use of best available processing technologies that protect the environment and make for an efficient management of resources are key demands for awarding the MADE IN GREEN label. Production facilities are extensively assessed and evaluated by OEKO-TEX® if they meet these criteria.
The facilities in which MADE IN GREEN labelled products are manufactured need to be certified by OEKO-TEX® for their fair working conditions. This includes adequate measures to ensure occupational health and safety as well as social aspects such as the exclusion of child labour or discrimination.