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Unformatted text preview: 19:06 Europe in general • Euratex is a trade association for 23 countries in Europe o Works to make the European industries more competitive o Provides information to its members ex stats on the industries o Represents the industry with respect to legistlation o Note that the EU does some promotions o Greater concern about environmental protection and consumer health in relation to textiles and apparel than some other regions; certification programs are popular Oeko-tex program-tests products of various types ex baby clothes next to the skin /not next to the skin etc for different attributes/chemicals ex acidity, lead etc. oeko-tex standard 100 certificate if you are below minimum levels o Control union certifications-deals with organic production and products of all types EKO sustainable textiles-covers processing, manufacturing etc (packaging, labels, logistics) deals with all natural fibers organic exchange focuses on organic cotton ;the organic exchange certificates connects you with companies that belong to the organic exchange United kingdom • High interest in sustainable products • High interest in recycling charities ex TRAID (textiles recycling for aid and international development; objective: keep clothing and shoes out of the landfill, reduce poverty by raising funds for aid and development ; educate UK consumers; activities: collect used items and resell some as is and refashion some • Mark and spencer commits to fairtrade cotton goods Italy • Known for great fabrics-most important textile industry in Europe...
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course TXC 174 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '11