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Textile Exchange’s 2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmarking Program Open

Published 18 May, 2017

Textile Exchange invites all brands and retailers with an interest in textile sustainability to participate in the Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Benchmark Program. The 2017 PFM Benchmark Survey for both existing and new participants, whether absolute beginners or sustainability leaders, opened on May 11 and will remain open until June 6, 2017. Textile Exchange’s […]

GOTS certified facilities increase 21%

Published 17 May, 2017

The significant growth in 2016 has been followed by the release of GOTS Version 5.0. GOTS  has found the growth is continuously, evenly spread across all market segments including the mass market and the big brands. “The significant growth in numbers of GOTS certified facilities shows the willingness of more and more decision makers not only […]

Suspension of ISO17065 and COR accreditation lifted for Biotropico

Published 5 May, 2017

The suspension of the ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation of Biotropico, Colombia with scope of Estandar de Buenas Practicas de Producción Ecológicas has been lifted as of May 4th, 2017 and the COR accreditation as of May 5th 2017.

Argencert voluntarily withdraws from COR accreditation

Published 3 May, 2017

Argencert SRL of Argentina has voluntarily withdrawn from its accreditation under the COR accreditation programme as of April 30th 2017. Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that relied on this accreditation are asked to take note.   Accreditation under the IFOAM programme continues.