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bluesign® standard

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The bluesign® standard brings together the entire textile manufacturing chain to jointly reduce the ecological footprint of a responsibly acting textile industry. Instead of focusing on finished product testing, the bluesign® standard analyzes all input streams – from raw materials to chemical components, to resources – with a sophisticated “Input Stream Management” process. Prior to production, components are assessed based on their ecotoxicological impact. Potentially harmful substances can hence be eliminated before production even begins. A key aspect of the bluesign® standard is never to compromise on product functionality, quality or design. Using “Best Available Technology” (BAT) along the entire textile manufacturing chain ensures that products meet the environmental standards without cutting back on performance requirements.

Learn more: bluesign® standard websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with bluesign® standard's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

bluesign technologies ag

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2001

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Textiles Other

Other categories: Textile chemicals


Where this ecolabel is found
Austria Canada China France Germany Hong Kong Italy Japan Korea, Republic of Norway Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand United Kingdom United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012