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The textile supply chain is large, complicated, multi-tiered and dispersed.

...and so is its use of chemicals.

  • >196 countries with differing and changing laws & industry initiatives
  • Contract manufacturing complicates management & transparency
  • Factory output, from waste to product, is a result of incoming chemicals
  • Extensive water use, soil & groundwater contamination

How does the industry manage?

Do these "methods" look familiar?

Manage chemicals strategically.

Don't reinvent the wheel. Use systematic tools for responsible chemical management.

Hohenstein chemical experts help you meet requirements for sustainable production and product stewardship - with tools to integrate best practices for proper handling and chemical management into your business and your supply chain.

From establishing a baseline chemical inventory to customizing strategic test plans, from certification to proactive green chemistry, Hohenstein partners to protect your business, your customers and the planet.

Restricted Substance Testing (RSL)

Hohenstein partners to help you meet legal and customer requirements while managing your risk.
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Input Chemistry Screening

OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT certification is a verification process for chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries. We analyze whether chemical products, and the individual ingredients, meet specific legal requirements and standards for safe and sustainable production of textile and leather products.

Greener Chemistry

Hohenstein collaborations create pathways for brands and suppliers to eliminate hazardous chemicals from supply chains.
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Production Facility Certification

OEKO-TEX® STeP certification identifies textile and leather production facilities that successfully implement environmentally friendly production processes and socially responsible working conditions. We analyze all relevant factors of production (chemical management, environmental performance, environmental management, social responsibility, safety at the workplace, quality management) and evaluate for benchmarking and continuous improvement.

Product Safety Certification

Brands, retailers and manufacturers use OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 in their sourcing and product stewardship strategies to remove harmful substances from raw materials and finished goods.

More Sustainable Sourcing

>21,000 companies have certified millions of raw materials, processes and products. Access to the list is online and free.
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Contact
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas