The Oeko-Tex Association updated existing guidelines for its Oeko-Tex product portfolio. The update includes all certification systems and other services for consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile “value creation chain.” Its new regulations will come into effect in April after a three-month transition period, according to the firm.Oeko-Tex standards and guidelines are “based on the continuous exchange of experience with industry stakeholders, cooperation with initiatives and monitoring of legal regulations," the organization said.Updated regulations include Detox to Zero, an assessment tool that allows manufacturers in the textile chain to assess the quality of waste water and sludge and the status of companies’ chemical management systems, ultimately resulting in a status report. The update lends improved usability and clarity to users.Its Eco Passport certification, which indicates a company's compliance with their manufacturing restricted substance list, allows them to list up to five products from categories on an Eco Passport certificate. In the past, it was required that each certificate was issued for every product company, according to the firm.The update also allows companies’ certified products listed in the Oeko-Tex Buying Guide and in the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Chemical Gateway. And chemical manufacturers are no longer obligated to disclose secret formulas, the company said. In lieu of disclosing, manufacturers will undergo more extensive analytical testing to attain Eco Passport certification.Other notable updates include streamlined processes for attaining its Made in Green product label, which quickens the certification process, and a list of newly recorded harmful chemicals for its Leather Standard and Standard 100 certifications. Its Sustainable Textile Production, or STeP, assessments — which survey required company data — have been reduced by condensing the questionnaire, the company said. And STeP’s certificates and status reports have been integrated with Detox to Zero, to simultaneously provide users with information on Detox to Zero data.For More Textile News From WWD, See:
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)
@denimdaysfestival, which initially launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and has since expanded to New York, is heading to Nashville for the very first time. The two-day festival, which will take place in November, will feature brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drinks. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Later this month, the popular “Diana: Her Fashion Story” exhibit will be reopening. @historicroyalpalaces, the charity that manages @kensingtonroyal, has been working towards adding new, never-before-seen garments to the exhibit, including this dress created by Gianni Versace for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibit will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace @wwdfashion
“Our family has always been engaged and interested in the world around us. [My brothers and I] were always encouraged to have our own opinion at a young age, which is not always something a child is asked — especially to have an opinion with reasoning behind it,” said @yarashahidi on becoming an activist. We caught up with the 18 year old last week, where she talked about her road to acting, how “Black-ish” led her to start conversations about identity and more. Head to WWD.com to read what she had to say #wwdeye (📷: @chelsealaurenla)