Last January we were inspected for compliance with the strict standards for the SteP certificate. We achieved a high score in Level 2 and are the first production company in the Netherlands to comply with this standard, something that we are extremely proud of.
There are a lot of quality marks and certificates within the textile industry. Most of them say something about sustainable raw materials or products. With the certificate for Sustainable Textile Production (STeP), OEKO-TEX® has laid down a standard for the production of textiles and clothing.
EE Labels has always placed great emphasis on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The use of Newlife™ threads and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 threads is an important example of this. Our weaving machines also operate on 100% green electricity.
By signing the Textiles and Apparel Covenant, together with other companies we have taken steps to improve sustainability within the textile industry. But for Europe’s most sustainable label producer this is still not enough. For this reason in 2016 we started preparations for the application process for the OEKO-TEX® SteP certification.