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Any company in the textile or leather chain can apply to use the MADE IN GREEN product label.
MADE IN GREEN labeled products must meet the following requirements:
- Each component that makes up at least 5% of the total weight of the labeled product must originate from production facilities that have been certified with OEKO-TEX® STeP
- At least 85% of a labeled product's total weight must originate from production facilities that have been STeP certified
- All cut and sew and wet-chemical processing must take place in a STeP certified facility
- The product must be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 or LEATHER STANDARD certified
Interim products that are sold to companies within the supply chain must be certified with OEKO-TEX® STeP and meet all the criteria mentioned above.
Any company within the textile and leather value chain can apply for the MADE IN GREEN label.
Manufacturers, converters, wholesalers, retailers and brands that fulfill the criteria are allowed to use product label.
Non-producers can obtain labels without their own certifications if their suppliers fulfil the MADE IN GREEN conditions. Brands and retailers can re-label MADE IN GREEN products from suppliers under their own company name.
Register on the myOEKO-TEX® platform to gain access to the database
After registration, find suppliers and send requests to confirm connections (within myOEKO-TEX®)
- Article Definition
Define the MADE IN GREEN qualified product and its individual components
- Label Generation
The MADE IN GREEN label can be generated in the myOEKO-TEX® portal
Label products with MADE IN GREEN and use the label for advertising
A MADE IN GREEN label can be issued immediately. The process usually takes a few days if suppliers respond quickly to connection requests and the label conditions are fulfilled (the applicable certificates - STANDARD 100, LEATHER STANDARD, STeP - are valid).
The MADE IN GREEN label requires annual renewal.
A purchaser of a MADE IN GREEN labeled product must be able to trace the information for five years. If there are any changes to the supply chain that relate to the label requirements, a new label must be issued.
OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN is a traceable product label for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances plus manufactured with environmentally friendly and socially responsible production processes.
Label owners can download MADE IN GREEN hangtags from myOEKO-TEX® - customized with the unique product ID and institute - and available in several languages.
OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN and STANDARD 100 are trusted certifications for the Climate Pledge Friendly program on Amazon.
To earn the Climate Pledge Friendly label for products sold on Amazon:
- Complete the Climate Pledge Friendly template (.csv-file)
- or download your data from OEKO-TEX® CertLink (Texbase)
- Submit the ASINs to Amazon's Vendor Central or Amazon's Seller Central
- Once certified ASINs are validated, Amazon will recognize in the Climate Pledge Friendly program (~10 business days)
The Green Button is the German government's certification for sustainable textiles.
OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN is one of the few labels that fulfills the certification's product criteria.
Hohenstein is an authorized certification body for the Green Button.
In addition to internal quality assurance programs, the certified company agrees to the declaration of conformity during application. This agreement allows OEKO-TEX® institutes to conduct control tests.
Each year, Hohenstein control tests at least 25% of certified products. Previously certified materials are re-tested during certification processes for downstream products. Random samples of OEKO-TEX® certified products are purchased from stores and tested again in the laboratory. In addition, independent auditors commissioned by OEKO-TEX® conduct unannounced site inspections to assess on-site quality assurance in the facilities.