Gildan renews Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification for our entire product line
As you may know, Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is an internationally recognized testing and certification system for textile and apparel production. Products carrying the certification are guaranteed to be free of harmful substances and chemicals. Obtaining a certification requires annual assessment and testing by independent test institutes as well as ongoing product monitoring by auditors from the Oeko-Tex association. This leads to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 being one of the most stringent product safety standards in the world.
In 2004 Gildan became the first of its peers to receive Oeko-Tex 100 certification, and each and every year after that we have continued to seek and obtain this certification. Why such a determined focus on our part?
At Gildan we are committed to being responsible, to our customers, our employees and the environment. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is just one of many ways that we seek to provide transparency and validation of our practices. In other words, we don’t say “hey, we have responsible manufacturing practices and safe products” and expect you to take our word for it. We obtain highly respected and globally recognized certifications from reputable groups like the Oeko-Tex Association so that you can take their word that we are living up to our commitments.
If you are interested in learning more about Oeko-Tex certification and test programs, you can check out their website at www.oeko-tex.com.