TextilesNatural fibres and textiles have a long history, but only in recent years consumers in Europe, USA, Japan and other countries showed an increasing interest in natural textiles, especially in organic cotton. This trend was recognized and used by several major apparel manufacturers, and as a result the demand for certified organic cotton exceeded the production capacity of major suppliers, such as Turkey.
Similarly to natural/organic body care products and cosmetics, organic textiles are by law not subject to certification. However, certain quality standards are ensured by respected associations and certifiers, among them Control Union, Ecocert and GOTS.
Consumer InformationConsumers can find the following contents on this portal:
→ Information about a wide range of natural/organic textiles
→ and their availability (retailers, internet shops etc.)
→ Information about fashion designers and manufacturers working with natural/organic textiles
Business Information→ Information and regulations for producing, processing and distributing natural/ organic textiles
→ Import procedures and other regulations
→ Sources of supply for natural/organic raw materials, yarn, dyes and other products in Japan and worldwide
→ Potential business partners (see Matchmaking and Members´ Area)