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Greensboro, NC, United States, 2008/07/22 - Oeko-Tex will participate in the 11th Annual Industry Event seminar at Outdoor Retailer on Saturday, August 9th at 7:30 am in Salon A-D at the Downtown Marriott in Salt Lake City, UT.
Oeko-Tex will present “Taking the Confusion Out of Certification” at the 11th Annual Industry Event seminar created by FabricLink and Textile Insight. Dina Dunn, who will be presenting on behalf of Oeko-Tex, will also participate on a panel to discuss certification and its importance to consumers and retailers.
“Many textile companies are not sure how to initiate the certification process, especially within a complex global supply chain,” says Dunn. “In my presentation I will share why certification is important, what makes the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification so unique, and the benefits that certification provides to manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.”
“We have had significant interest expressed in this year’s topic,” says Kathy Swantko, the president of FabricLink Network and founder of the Industry Event. “As consumers demand certified textile products, our industry needs to respond effectively. We are pleased that Oeko-Tex, with their years of experience and credibility in textile certification, will share their knowledge with attendees.”
Swantko will moderate the panel discussion along with Emily Walzer, managing editor of Textile Insight. Says Swantko, "Our Industry Event attendees are very interested in hearing from certification experts as well as from peer companies with real experiences and advice to share.”
The Industry Event also includes a continental breakfast from 7:00-7:30. Additional details are available at TheTechnicalCenter.com/.
The International Oeko-Tex Association (oeko-tex.com), headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 14 independent textile research and testing institutes with offices in over 40 countries. To date, more than 60,000 certificates have been issued and 8,000 companies in 84 countries are working with Oeko-Tex to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances.