02 May '18, 11pm

New report blasts textile certification

New report blasts textile certification

Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018 New report blasts textile certification Written by John Mowbray Details Tweet LONDON – A new NGO report published today concludes that environmental certification programmes in the textile sector are guilty of making false promises on sustainability and calls for the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to be scrapped completely. The report notes that many shoppers rely on labels and certifications for an easily-understandable way to determine how responsibly a garment is manufactured, and it lambasts certain initiatives for a lack of transparency, criticises the Higg Index for its self-assessment approach and accuses MADE-BY of being incomplete. “Many schemes lack transparency”, says the report, “and are being used as a cover – making it more difficult for NGOs and academics to question the sustainability of some products and companies.” On a ...

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