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TXC 174 (for final)

TXC 174 (for final) - 19:06 Europeingeneral o o o o

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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
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  • Spring '11
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  • Latin American countries, different products, EKO sustainable textiles­covers, important textile industry, charities ex TRAID

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