Hohenstein Authorized as Green Button Certification Body

The German government seal for sustainable textiles offers consumer guidance

Green Button Hohenstein

Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to verify compliance for Green Button, a German government certification for sustainable textiles. In addition to certification for MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX, Hohenstein certifies for the 46 Green Button criteria.

A founding member and testing body of the OEKO-TEX Association, Hohenstein draws on decades of specialized textile testing, certification, and auditing. Green Button applicants can choose Hohenstein as a single partner for the entire process, with or without MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX as a pre-requisite.

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX is one of the labels qualified to demonstrate compliance with the Green Button social and environmental criteria. The traceable product label proves that textile and leather products have been tested for harmful substances and manufactured in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner.

During the introductory phase, the BMZ takes on the initial assessment costs. After March 1, 2021, companies select from the list of approved certification bodies, including Hohenstein.

The Green Button originates in Germany but aims to be a global seal. All companies that manufacture and/or distribute textile goods can apply for the Green Button.

Allee Bruce

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the former managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO magazine.

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