Today, consumers expect companies to provide safe products, protect workers and save the environment. They want to do the right thing when buying texile and leather articles, and need brands and retailers to help. At the same time, NGOs also demand environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and a responsible chemical management. The Greenpeace Detox campaign, for example, aims at completely eliminating eleven hazardous chemical groups from textile production.
The market offers numerous solutions and certifications, but no system is specifically tailored to the needs of the textile and leather industries.